All musicians interested in playing with the LSO in the 2017-18 season 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, 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.
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. 22. Those chosen to take part in the LSO will pick up music at the first rehearsal. (See rehearsal schedule)
Audition signups will begin in early September and a link to an online signup sheet will be available on this page. Auditions will be held on these dates on the second floor of the School of Music (Earl V. Moore) building on North Campus.
- Sun. Sept 17: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mon. Sept 18: 6:30 – 10:00 pm
Tue. Sept 19: 6:30 – 10:00 pm