2015-16 Strings Auditions / UW Symphony Orchestra

Monday, September 28, 2015 - 12:00am
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 12:00am
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Strings auditions for the UW Symphony Orchestra

Audi­tions for the UW Symphony Orchestra will take place on Mon­day evening,
September 28th between 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm, and Wednesday,
Sep­tem­ber 30th between 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm in Meany room 268. 
SIGN UPS ARE REQUIRED.

[Bass play­ers: your seat­ing audi­tions will be held sep­a­rately by Pro­fes­sor Lieber­mann. Please con­tact him directly at dbass@uw.edu for information.]

  • Return­ing stu­dents are expected to take the seat­ing audi­tion along with new students.
  • These audi­tions are being held so that we can best devise seat­ing plans for each con­cert. Seat­ing will rotate through­out the year.
  • Please come pre­pared to play (for approx­i­mately 5 min­utes) selec­tions from two works of con­trast­ing styles/periods. Music majors will also be asked to sight-read.
  • Add codes will be given out at the audition.
  • The first UWSO rehearsal be will Monday, October 5th from 3:30-5:20 in Meany 268. If you have any ques­tions please email Dr. Rah­bee at: darahbee@uw.edu

Audi­tion sign-up sheets will be posted on Dr. Rahbee’s office door, Music Build­ing room 209, in September.

***MUSIC MAJORS MUST INDICATE THAT THEY ARE AUDITIONING FOR THE UWSO. NON MAJORS MUST INDICATE WHICH ORCHESTRA THEY ARE AUDITIONING FOR. NON MAJORS WHO ARE ENROLLED IN PRIVATE LESSONS ON YOUR INSTRUMENT WITH UW FACULTY ARE REQUIRED TO ENROLL IN THE UWSO (MUSEN300/500). IF YOU ARE NOT ENROLLED IN PRIVATE LESSONS ON YOUR INSTRUMENT WITH UW FACULTY, YOU MAY SIGN UP TO PLAY IN EITHER ORCHESTRA, DEPENDING ON YOUR SCHEDULE OR INTEREST, OR YOU MAY INDICATE INTEREST IN BOTH ORCHESTRAS AND WE WILL PLACE YOU BASED ON THE SIZE OF THE SECTION IN EACH ORCHESTRA.

If all time slots are taken, you are not out of luck. Sim­ply email us:

David A. Rah­bee, Direc­tor of Orches­tral Activ­i­ties: DARAHBEE@UW.EDU
Tigran Arakelyan, DMA stu­dent in Orches­tral Con­duct­ing: TIGRAN@UW.EDU

More information is available on the UW Orchestras Blog