Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra Auditions

Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra - Auditions

Audition Sign-Ups

Returning Violin, Viola, and Cello Auditions: 
Sunday, September 10, 4–9 pm
Tuesday, September 12, 11:30 am–2:30 pm

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New Wind, Brass and Percussion Auditions: 
Monday, September 11, 9 am–4 pm
Audition Information

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New Violin, Viola, and Cello Auditions: 
Monday, September 11, 4–8:30 pm

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Double Bass and Harp Auditions: 
Monday, September 11, 8:30–10 pm

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Audition Requirements:

  • One or two solo selections or study etudes of your choice that best display your current playing ability:  4-6 total minutes of music; contrasting selections 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. 

Need storage space for your instrument? Please fill out THIS FORM.

Need an instrument? Wind and brass players, please fill out THIS FORM

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