If you play an orchestral instrument -
YOU are the reason we exist!

The South Texas Symphonic Orchestra invites
classically trained musicians who want to play
in a
full orchestra
with other skilled musicians simply
for the
joy of playing.  It is a volunteer, auditioned
orchestra for musicians 18 years old and older.

AUDITIONS ARE CLOSED

Auditions
re-open July 2018

THE AUDITIONS

CLICK HERE to fill out an application form.

For your audition, you will be asked to play two
things: 1. a prepared selection from our list below,
2. a 30-60 second etude or piece of music of your
choice that shows your range and skill.  Click below
on the link that corresponds to your instrument
and print it off.  

Judges will consider both aspects of your
performance before assigning chairs.  

THEN WHAT
After all auditions have taken place, you will be
notified which concerts you have been selected to
play.  You will be given a rehearsal schedule and be
asked to make a commitment to attend all
rehearsals and play for all concerts assigned up to
the full season if needed.  You should expect to
attend 4-5 rehearsals before each concert.  

Information regarding rehearsals:

  • All rehearsals will be from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    (15 min break) on Monday nights.  As with any
    fine orchestra you'll be expected to have your
    music prepared before you arrive for the first
    rehearsal.

  • Prior to the first rehearsal, all orchestra
    members are asked to pay a music fee of $35.00.
    This will help ensure that you have music for
    the full 2017 – 2018 concert season.  All concerts
    will be on a Sunday at 3:00 PM.

  • All orchestra members will receive two
    complimentary tickets to each concert.

CLICK HERE to fill out an application form.

Once you fill out the application, you will be sent
further instructions.

Click on your instrument below to print off your
audition music.  Good luck!

Primary Instruments:
Flute
Oboe
Clarinet
Bassoon
French Horn
Trumpet
Trombone
Bass Trombone
Tuba
Percussion
Harp
Violin
Viola
Cello
Bass
Piano

Auxillary Instruments:
If any of these are your exclusive instrument,
please select a corresponding instrument above for
your audition music.
Piccolo
Bass Clarinet
Contra-Bassoon
English Horn
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