Upcoming Openings

Fall 2022 audition information will be available shortly.

If you have any questions about the orchestra, the audition process or if there aren’t enough audition slots, please e-mail

Audition Requirements

A solo work or two solo works of your choice, total FIVE to SEVEN minutes. This could be a part of a concerto, sonata, or a solo passage from a major orchestral work.  Two contrasting excerpts are preferred (can be from the same work as long as they differ in tempi, mood, etc.), but not required.  No scales, no sight-reading, and no memorization are required!

MSO holds auditions at beginning of the fall semester and again at the beginning of spring semester. Auditions are open to all musicians in the community. Returning players do not have to re-audition every year once they are accepted. We rehearse every Tuesday 7-9:30 pm in Paine Hall, and perform once each semester.

Audition Info for the Day Of

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled audition time and check in at the MSO table in the basement of the Music Building room G20. There will be practice rooms reserved for auditionees to warm up beforehand but feel free to sign up for your own practice room in the music building. To find the room, follow signs down the stairs to the practice rooms.