All students who major in orchestral instruments are automatically enrolled in the Mannes Orchestra and are required to play a ten minute seating audition at the beginning of each school year. A second round is scheduled for the beginning of the spring semester. Prepare carefully - this audition helps to determine seating, which rotates from concert to concert.
There will be a mandatory orchestra meeting on Wednesday, August 29 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Concert Hall.
The audition will consist of:
- Three minutes from a standard concerto (no accompaniment)
- The excerpts listed below, bracketed sections only
- New Students: August 21–23
- Returning Students: August 27, 28, 30
The exact audition schedule will be posted on the orchestra bulletin board by August 19. If you have a class conflict, notify Chris Gulhaugen immediately. The audition panel will include an academic dean, a conductor, the coordinator for instrumental studies, and department chairs, who will also take notes for chamber music assignments.
Concertmaster and Principal String auditions areby appointment only. See the excerpts below for instructions.