Orchestra Auditions

Auditions for 2015-2016 will be held August 20-28, with our first rehearsal Monday, August 31, at 4 p.m. (strings only) in Fry Hall.

Sign up sheets are in the hallway outside Dr. Ward's door (WPAC 129).

Low stress audition - please bring something prepared to play (a solo or etude of your choice), and prepare the following short excerpts that are linked below. Excerpts are from Egmont Overture by Beethoven, and Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck (bass clarinet and low brass only). Recordings are readily available on Spotify, iTunes, YouTube and Naxos online (available through the ACU Library).

Strings - Audition is for seating in the group only.

Woodwinds & Brass - Generally speaking the instrumentation is woodwinds in pairs, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones and 1 Tuba. We do however double or expand those numbers depending on the repertoire and other factors.

Percussion - assignments are made by Dr. Ward and Dr. Teel. If you are interested in playing please communicate with them.

Auditon Excerpts - Fall 2015 (PDF files; hard copies are available in the WPAC)

  • Get More Info
    Get More Info

    Interested in music? Complete our online form to receive more information.

    Complete the form 

  • Visit Campus
    Visit Campus

    Satisfy your curiosity about what it means to live and learn at ACU!

    Schedule a visit

  • Apply to ACU
    Apply to ACU

    Apply Online

    Learn more about our application and admissions process.

  • Audition
    Audition

    Applying to be a Music major? Wanting to join one of ACU's vocal or instrumental ensembles?

    Sign-up for an Audition

Connect with Music
Connect with Band
Connect with Orchestra
Connect with Choir
Connect with Opera