The AUSO's conductor expects to hear all new and returning student members of the orchestra during the first week of classes, mainly for the purpose of determining an appropriate seating rotation and getting to know one another. Additionally, prospective new members of the orchestra that are community members and/or Andrews alumni will need to audition when joining, and may choose whether to re-audition in subsequent years. Available audition signup times can be found at the bottom of this page (between August 31 and September 1, with our first orchestra rehearsal being together at 7pm on Thursday, September 2). Sign up for a time soon! The conductor may also provide musicians with written suggestions during the week after the audition, in the spirit of ongoing communication, feedback, and support. More information on the auditions is below, including a link to signing up for a time; each audition will take approximately 10 minutes. If none of the available audition times work for you, or you have other questions, feel free to email the conductor at firstname.lastname@example.org . During the school year, the orchestra will rehearse from 7-9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and everyone is expected to attend the very first rehearsal (in 2021, we will begin on Thursday, September 2). The first rehearsal will include introductions, discussions, sharing of syllabi and expectations, and also sight-reading of our first concert's repertoire. Click on the link at the bottom of the page to reserve your audition time.
What you need to do
The audition will:
Auditions take place during the first week of school and consist of the following items:
Choose your sign up time at the link below: