2018-19 Strings Auditions / UW Symphony Orchestra

Monday, September 24, 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Sign Up on door of Music Building Rm 209 from mid-August to Sept. 24
  • Violin close-up

Strings auditions for the UW Symphony Orchestra. Winds, brass, percussion and harp interested in UW Orchestras, please see here.

Audi­tions for the UW Symphony Orchestra will take place on Mon­day, 
September 24th between 5:30 pm and 9:00 pm and Wednesday, September 26th 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 of your choice from two works of contrasting styles/periods (piano accompaniment is not necessary). Music majors will also be asked to sight-read.
  • Add codes will be given out at the audition.
  • Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm in Meany 268 (Friday rehearsals at 3:30 pm are held only on concert days). 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 mid-August.

***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

Orchestral Ensemble Information (PDF)