ANU Orchestra

ANU Orchestra
Image by Peter Hislop

Are you an orchestral musician looking to play in the new ANU Orchestra starting in 2020? Housed at the ANU School of Music and conducted by Canberra’s Max McBride, this Orchestra is a chance to play with the best music students at ANU, as well as professionals from the Canberra Symphony Orchestra.

Orchestra members will rehearse Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm in the ANU Big Band Room during semester. 

Audition dates

Auditions will be held during Orientation Week, Semester 1 2020, on the following days:

  • Monday 17 February
  • Tuesday 18 February
  • Wednesday 19 February

Applications for 2020 auditions will close Monday 27 January.
New students starting in 2020 will be able to apply until Thursday 30 January.

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 be required to perform the following at the audition:

1. Piece of your own choice (5’)
2. Relevant orchestral excerpts
3. Sight reading

Applicants are to audition without piano accompaniment.

Orchestral excerpts

The orchestral excerpts can be downloaded below. 
Applicants must prepare the provided excerpts for their respective instrument. 

Updated:  23 January 2020/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications