ISU Symphony Orchestra Auditions


Audition Information 

When will the auditions take place? Sunday, August 25, 2024.

Symphony Orchestra auditions will be held on August 25, 2024, for students wishing to participate in the fall semester. Students can sign up for an 8-minute audition time slot. Auditions will be held in Estes 229 at the following times:






***Times are subject to change. 

What should I prepare? The piece of your choice, which shows your technical ability.

What do I need to know about the Symphony Orchestra? The Iowa State University Symphony Orchestra welcomes members from every single college and department on campus. Students come from a wide range of musical backgrounds: some have had years of private lessons, others have only played in their school orchestras. Some students, wind and brass players especially, have never been in an orchestra before but are looking for new challenges and a chance to play music by some of the greatest composers who ever lived.

Our best piece of advice to everyone auditioning is simple: show us what you can do well. If that means you play something easy, we’d much prefer to hear that rather than hear you try something that’s outside your current skill level. And don’t ever assume you’re “not good enough.” Give yourself the benefit of the doubt and get in touch with us first.

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