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. OPEN AUDITIONS THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2019 - 6:00 TO 9:00 P.M.Email personnel@aurorasymphony.org or complete the form below to schedule an audition time.


Current Openings:
  • Strings (violin, viola, cello, bass)

  • Percussion

  • ​All sub positions


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.


The ASO is an open and friendly organization with members from all backgrounds.  We celebrate diversity, and embrace each members cultural, social, and personal qualities, which make the ASO special!


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 (mandatory for all playing that performance) are held on location the Friday before each concert, from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Most performances are held on Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 3:00 pm.  With the exception being our annual Children's concert which is performed at 11:00 am & 1:30 pm on the same day.