Middlebury College Orchestra Auditions

Open Reading Session

Our first open reading session is on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7pm in the Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts.  Everyone is welcome!  Please come with your instrument regardless of whether you have auditioned yet or not. 

Audition information

Membership in the MCO is by audition and is required for all new and returning members once a year. Auditions help determine repertoire, seating within sections, how many students the can be accepted (this is important for sections that can have too many players for the available parts), and potential seating rotations.  Where possible, seating will rotate within all sections of the orchestra.  

Auditions are simple, informal, and are meant to convey your musical strengths.  They last about 6 minutes. All musicians should prepare brief excerpts of two contrasting pieces or movements that showcase your musical and technical abilities (usually one lyrical/slow and one technical/fast style excerpt).  You will also be asked to perform a short sight-reading excerpt.  And relax: no scales.  

Audition schedule 

Thursday, 9/12

7:00-9:00pm Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center

Auditions will begin in the latter part of the first open reading session. 

Sunday, 9/15

7:00-9:00pm Robison Hall, Mahaney Arts Center

Auditions only. First-come, first-served.

Department of Music

Mahaney Center for the Arts
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753