Aurora Symphony Orchestra

Auditions


The Aurora Symphony is a volunteer community orchestra and welcomes new musicians year-round if vacancies are available.  The ASO performs a wide range of challenging and enjoyable music in a friendly and warm environment.


Current Openings:
  • Violin

  • Viola

  • Cello

  • Double Bass

  • Trumpet (three positions open)

  • Principal French Horn

  • 3rd trombone

  • Percussion


REASONS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER JOINING THE ASO:
  • You are an accomplished amateur.

  • You are a professional looking to build your repertoire.

  • You are a music educator who misses the orchestra environment.

  • You are an advanced student looking for additional experience.

  • You are a retired professional who just can’t quit.

  • You want to make music in an environment which is challenging, yet positive and with friendly colleagues.


FOR AUDITIONS, PLEASE PREPARE:
  • 2 contrasting selections: a lyrical piece that demonstrates good musical style and a piece that showcases technical ability

  • You will also be asked to sight-read a piece of orchestral literature and any required orchestral excerpts.

  • If applicable, please be prepared to play a selection for any auxiliary instrument that you can play.

  • Percussionists should prepare a short excerpt for snare drum and a short excerpt for mallets. 

  • Auditions last between 7 and 10 minutes. Each of the two selections should be at least three minutes long and they may be a complete movement of a concerto, sonata or etude from which the audition proctors may choose a selection.


AUDITIONS ARE HELD THROUGHOUT THE YEAR:

Auditions are scheduled for rehearsal breaks during Wednesday evening rehearsals (usually around 8:30 PM).

Please email our Personnel Manager at personnel@aurorasymphony.org for more information and/or to schedule an audition.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Rehearsals are held in the Community Room of the Aurora Central Library, located at 14949 E Alameda Pkwy in Aurora, unless otherwise noted. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm. Dress rehearsals are held on location the Friday before each concert, from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Most performances are on Sundays at 3:00 pm.