Audition Procedure

Are you interested in the EMU Symphony Orchestra? We encourage students from all parts of campus life to be a part of the ensemble. Auditions occur each fall semester for admittance into the ensemble, with students playing for the orchestra director and the applied faculty.  Students wishing to audition for the ensemble in the winter semester may do so if there are openings in the instrument area.  Interested students should contact  Dr. Hutchinson at [email protected].



All string students auditioning for Symphony Orchestra are to prepare a solo piece or etude of their choosing, 2-3 minutes in duration, to be performed during the audition as well as a small number of excerpts for their instrument. Excerpts for Fall 2023 can be found below.   Auditions will take place on Monday and Tuesday of the first week of classes.  Signup for auditions will happen the week of August 21, 2023 and will be found here.  



Cello- excerpt 1

Cello- excerpt 2

Cello- excerpt 3

Bass- excerpt 1

Bass- excerpt 2

Bass- excerpt 3


Winds, Brass and Percussion

Woodwind, brass and percussion students choosing to audition for Symphony Orchestra may elect to be considered for the ensemble during their audition for Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band at the beginning of the fall semester. Please go to the Band audition page for information and downloadable PDFs of required excerpts, as well as to register for an audition.

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