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Chamber Orchestra Auditions

Auditions for the string section of the Chamber Orchestra are open to all UIndy students and members of the surrounding community, and are required for all music majors and students receiving Ensemble Grants.

Sign up for an audition 

Auditions will take place on Friday, Aug. 25 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in room 221 (String Studio) of the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Building. Sign-up sheets will be posted on the bulletin board outside room 109 by Monday afternoon, Aug. 21. No additional audition times will be added, so please plan ahead and sign up early. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your audition to allow for time to warm up and to complete an audition information form.

What to expect

Your audition will consist of:

1. Scales (major and harmonic minor, 2 or 3 octaves)

  • Violin: A, C and E
  • Viola: C, D and F
  • Cello: C, D and A
  • Bass: E, F and G

2. Solo piece

  • Please prepare an excerpt from a solo work or etude of your choice (no more than two minutes in duration).

3. Excerpts 
All instrumentalists will be required to present excerpts from the following pieces. Contact for sheet music.

  • Mendelssohn: String Symphony no.4 in C minor
  • Bartok: Rumanian Folk Dances (string orchestra arrangement)

Assignments for the Chamber Orchestra will be posted following the auditions and rehearsals begin on Aug. 28. Placement in the UIndy Concerto Soloists will be determined through this audition process. If you have any questions about the audition procedure, please contact Mrs. Genova at