Are you an orchestral musician looking to play in the ANU Orchestra in 2024?
Housed at the ANU School of Music and conducted by Rowan Harvey-Martin, 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 7.00 - 9.30PM in Llewellyn Hall.
Applications for Semester 1 auditions are now open. Auditions from all instrumentalists are welcome, but violin, viola, double bass, bassoon, trombone and French horn players are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applications for Semester 1 auditions close COB Monday 5 February 2024.
Auditions will be held during O-Week 2024, 12-16 February 2024.
Applicants are expected to be available for all times and will not receive an audition time until one week in advance.
Applications are open to all ANU students, including Alumni up to 5 years after graduating, plus musicians in the community from 16 to 26 years of age.
Strings - Grade 7 AMEB and above or equivalent.
Wind and Brass - Grade 6 AMEB and above or equivalent.
Current ANU Orchestra members (except flautists) do not need to reaudition, and automatically have a place in the orchestra in Semester 1, 2024.
Applicants will only be required to perform the relevant orchestral excerpts at their audition.
Applicants are to audition without piano accompaniment.
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.
4 orchestral excerpts for flautists, flautists should please audition on both flute and piccolo: