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 2022

  • Strings auditions will be on Sept. 24-25, 2022.  Details, sign-up, and excerpts are linked below. Dr. Jacobs is your contact for questions,
  • Wind/brass/percussion auditions are Sept. 21-23. Excerpts will be coordinated by the Director of Bands, Dr. Dennis Llinas,
  • Non-music majors who play a string instrument are encouraged to sign-up for Campus Orchestra which meets for two hours on Wednesday evening.  It is a great way to keep playing at UO and has no audition requirement!

String Audition details

  • Date: September 24-25, 2022
  • Location: Room 190
  • Time: Saturday 9am-12pm (low strings), Sunday 12:30-5:00pm (upper strings). Sign-ups can be found here.

The audition will consist of the following:

  1. A one-minute excerpt from a solo/etude of your choice.
  1. Excerpts from Mahler Symphony #1.

***We will be performing this work this year.  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 excerpts from the second part, so that you have the ability to learn both parts, if desired. 

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