Audition Info

trumpet300-400hAll musicians interested in playing with the LSO must audition, even those who have played with us before. Admission to the LSO is decided by the music director, in consultation with the executive committee, and preference is given to those who have played with the orchestra in the past, those with a clear life sciences affiliation, and those whose playing ability meets our standards. Please see the FAQ for further information about the criteria for membership.

For your audition, please prepare a brief piece that showcases your playing ability best, such as a movement from a concerto or sonata, or another suitable work. Please also plan to prepare the required excerpt for your instrument, BELOW.

Make sure the piece you select to perform contrasts with the required excerpt for your instrument!

Audition slots are 7 minutes long, and those interested in first chair may be asked to sight read an excerpt. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointed time to check in and warm up in the designated room. If you find that you cannot make your audition time, it is your responsibility to let us know and to arrange another time if we can accommodate it.

We will email all auditionees about the outcome of their audition by Sept. 17. Those chosen to take part in the LSO will pick up music at the member picnic on Sept. 21, or at the first rehearsal on Sept. 22. (See rehearsal schedule)

To sign up for a 2019 audition: Please go to, read the introduction, and then select the spot that works for you. Please don’t sign up in the slots marked BREAK.

Please note the “show more spots” orange button for each day, which allows you to see all the spots.

Auditions will be held on the second floor of the School of Music (Earl V. Moore) building on North Campus.

Wednesday, Sept. 11 6:30-10 p.m.

Thurday, Sept. 12 6:30-10 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 15th 11-5 p.m.


All are marked with brackets indicating starting and ending points. No repeats should be taken.







Clarinet (this excerpt is in A – email if you would like a transposed part)


English horn


Trumpet (this excerpt is in C – email if you would like a transposed part)

French horn


Bass trombone




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