Auditions for Fall Term

Each year, auditions occur during Week of Welcome which is the week before Fall classes begin.  Audition excerpts as well as sign ups for orchestra should be posted by August 15 and will be available online at

For Fall 2021

  • Strings auditions will be on Sept. 25, 2021.  Details, sign-up, and excerpts are linked below. Dr. Jacobs is your contact for questions,
  • Wind/brass/percussion auditions are Sept. 22-24. Excerpts will be coordinated by the Director of Bands, Dr. Dennis Llinas,
  • Non-music majors are encouraged to sign-up for Campus Orchestra which meets for two hours on Tuesday evening.  It is a great way to keep playing at UO and has no audition requirement!

String Audition details

  • Date: September 25, 2021
  • Location: Room 190
  • Time: 9am-5pm. Sign-ups can be found here.

The audition will consist of the following:

  1. A one-minute solo/etude of your choice.
  1. Excerpts from Shostakovich Symphony #10. Viola, Cello, Bass should prepare all excerpts provided.  Violins will choose six excerpts from the list of twelve. 

***We will be performing this work in the Fall.  Therefore, I encourage that you commit to serious study for not only the audition, but also for the eventual performance.  You may find it advantageous to learn the whole part, especially for viola, cello, bass who will definitely play those parts.  For violin, I am including the second part in the audition folder in case you want to look at both parts in advance.  I highly recommend it. 

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