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Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony Auditions

Audition Process

Step 1

If you are interested in auditioning for the Symphony Orchestra or Wind Symphony and would like more information, e-mail Dr. Zachary Bruno at zbruno@liberty.edu.

Sign-up Forms for Spring 2024

As of May 15, 2023, sign-up sheets for audition time slots are posted on Dr. Bruno’s office door in the Music Building, room 276. Please register for a five-minute audition time slot by writing your name in an open space on the appropriate sign-up sheet. if you are currently away from campus and will not be in Lynchburg until just a few days before classes begin in January 2024, you can sign up for your audition time slot when you arrive on campus in January. In the meantime, please continue to prepare for your audition.

Auditions will not be “blind” (behind a screen) this semester. Within your five-minute audition time slot, you will be asked to perform a brief excerpt of a solo piece for your instrument (you choose, about 45-60 seconds long) as well as the assigned orchestral excerpts for your instrument (see below, under “Step 2”).

Woodwinds: Monday, January 15

Strings: Tuesday, January 16

Brass/Percussion/Harp/Piano: Wednesday, January 17

Step 2

Download/view the PDF score from the list below that corresponds with your instrument. Practice and prepare. You do not need to memorize. Performance protocol and attire information can be found in the Wind Symphony Audition Packet (PDF).

For saxophonists: whether auditioning for alto, tenor, or baritone saxophone, please prepare these two Alto Saxophone audition excerpts (included in the “Woodwind” file above) and perform them on your preferred saxophone.

Step 3

  • Print audition excerpts
  • Prepare pieces
  • Bring the excerpts with you to your audition
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