Auditions

The Aurora Symphony is a volunteer community orchestra


AUDITIONS ARE HELD THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Please email our Personnel Manager Sarah McGregor at asopersonnel@gmail.com for more information or to schedule an audition.


The Aurora Symphony currently has open positions for:


  • All Strings
  • ​Trumpets
  • Subs on all instruments




Auditions are held during rehearsal breaks on Wednesday evenings.

Please contact Sarah McGregor at asopersonnel@gmail.com to schedule.



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 at North Middle School unless otherwise noted. Rehearsals are usually on Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm. Dress rehearsals are usually the Friday before each concert, from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Most performances are on Sundays at 3:00 pm.