Auditions

Cascade Symphony is a non-professional orchestra with an enviable reputation for the highest standards of excellence. Members are accomplished musicians devoted to classical music who pursue careers in other fields and perform purely for the joy of it. Based in South Snohomish County, the symphony rehearses on Monday evenings from September to May. Five concerts per season occur on Mondays in October, December, January, March and May, with dress rehearsals on the Sundays immediately preceding the concerts. A children’s concert occurs in February on a Saturday afternoon. Annual auditions are held in August, but individual auditions may be arranged.

For more information: call Laura Heard at 206-525-0965 or email her at lcheard@uw.edu.

String Audition Requirements and Excerpts

VIOLIN

  1. Exposition from the first movement of any major violin concerto.
  2. Excerpts:

NOTE: PARTS HAVE NO BOWINGS OR FINGERINGS MARKED. PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR OWN.

VIOLA

  1. Exposition from the first movement of any major viola concerto or comparable work, (e.g Mozart– Symphonie Concertante for Violin and Viola or a Bach Suite).
  2. Excerpts

  3. One of the following excerpts :

  4. One of the following excerpts :

CELLO

  1. Two minutes of a cello solo demonstrating skills above fourth position
  2. Excerpts:

  3. One of the following excerpts:

BASS

  1. Excerpts

Other Auditions

Auditions for the substitute list of any section can be arranged. For information or to make an appointment for an audition, please send an email to auditions@cascadesymphony.org.

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