The Aurora Symphony is a volunteer community orchestra 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, Sarah McGregor at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and/or to schedule an audition.
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 your technical ability
You will also be asked to sightread a piece of orchestral literature.
If applicable, please be prepared to play a selection for any auxiliary instrument that you can play.
Percussionists should prepare a 5-minute excerpt for snare drum and and a 5-minute excerpt for mallets.
Auditions last between 7 and 10 minutes. Each of the two selections should be at least five minutes long and they should be a complete movement of a concerto, sonata or etude from which the audition proctors may choose a selection.
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.
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