Audition Information

Spring 2023
Illinois Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra

Results of your audition will determine which ensemble(s) you will be placed in. All musicians of any experience and ability are encouraged to audition! Musicians can be placed in more than one ensemble depending on the needs of the ensemble. For Wind Ensemble audition information click here. If you are auditioning for both Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, you only need to audition once. Auditions will be held in Room 167 of Presser Hall. The dates are Wednesday 1/11, Thursday 1/12, and Friday 1/13.

Orchestra auditions consist of:

  • A prepared solo or etude (1-2 minutes)
  • Assigned audition excerpts (attached below)

Before your audition, you must:

  1. Complete an informational questionnaire by clicking here. This form will need to be completed prior to signing up for an audition time slot.
  2. Sign up for an audition time. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME SLOT If you are auditioning for both band and orchestra on the same instrument, you only need to sign up for ONE audition time.
  3. Print out and complete one audition sheet which can be found here. You must bring this form with you to the audition.        

Please contact Meghan Griffin for any questions regarding auditions or the IWU instrumental ensembles.

The IWSO rehearses Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6pm-8pm and has sectionals 4pm-5pm on Wednesdays. All rehearsals are held in Presser Hall 167.

We look forward to seeing you at auditions!






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Double Bass