ANU Orchestra

ANU Orchestra in Concert, October 2020. Image by Adam Spence/ANU

Are you an orchestral musician looking to play in the ANU Orchestra in 2021? 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 7.00 - 9.00PM in the Big Band Room. 

The ANU Orchestra is currently recruiting for oboe, bassoon, horns, trombone, violin, viola and double bass only. 

Audition dates

O-Week 19-23 July 2021.

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

Audition eligibility and requirements

Current ANU Orchestra members may not be required to reaudition for 2021.

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.

Applications close Monday 5 July 2021 5.00PM.

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. 

Please note the below 2020 excerpts will also be used for 2021 auditions.

Updated:  3 June 2021/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications