Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra Auditions

Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra - Auditions

Audition Sign-Ups

Returning String Auditions: 
Sunday, September 11, 4–9 pm
Tuesday, September 13, 11:30am-2:30pm

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Wind, Brass, and Percussion Auditions: 
Monday, September 12, 11 am – 3 pm

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New String Auditions: 
Monday, September 12, 4–9 pm

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Audition Requirements

  • One solo selection or study etude of your choice that best displays your current playing ability: 4-6 minutes of music. Contrasting sections recommended
  • Assigned excerpts for your instrument (see below)
  • Sight-reading

Decisions regarding membership are made within a context defined by the following factors

  • The level of preparation the player shows at the audition. 
  • The relationship between the auditioning player's current level of ability (as displayed in their audition) and the current median technical level of the DSO/DCWE players. 
  • The particular skill set required to successfully manage the part(s) for which the player is auditioning. 
  • The player's deportment during their audition. 
  • The current personnel needs of the DSO. 

For wind/brass/percussion players: need an instrument? Please contact Dr. Messier via email for assistance in this area.

All DSO members are required to audition for Mr. Ciabatti in the Fall.

Any questions about auditions may be directed to dso@dartmouth.edu.

Audition Excerpts

Bass Bass Trombone Bassoon Cello Clarinet Eb Clarinet Flute Harp Horn Oboe Percussion Piccolo Tenor Trombone Timpani Trumpet Tuba Viola Violin