ANU Orchestra

ANU Orchestra in Concert, May 2021. Image credit: Peter Hislop

Are you an orchestral musician looking to play in the ANU Orchestra in 2023? 

Housed at the ANU School of Music and conducted by Canberra’s Max McBride, the Orchestra is a chance to play with the best music students at ANU, as well as professionals from the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

Orchestra members rehearse Wednesday evenings from 7.00 - 9.00PM in the Big Band Room. 

Audition dates

Applications for Semester 1 auditions closed COB Friday 3 February 2023.

Semester 1 2023 auditions will take place during O-Week, Monday 13 - Friday 17 February 2023.

If you have any queries, please email School of Music Administration.

Audition eligibility and requirements

Applications are open to all ANU students, including Alumni up to 5 years after graduating, plus musicians in the community from 16 - 26 years of age.

Strings - Grade 7 AMEB and above or equivalent.
Wind and Brass - Grade 6 AMEB and above or equivalent.

Applicants will only be required to perform the relevant orchestral excerpts at their audition.

Applicants are to audition without piano accompaniment.

Orchestral excerpts

Applicants must prepare the provided excerpts attached below for their respective instrument. The flute, piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone and horn excerpts are all linked to in one document.

Updated:  8 February 2023/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications