Symphony Orchestra

The Symphony Orchestra is an ensemble dedicated to learning and performing excellent orchestral repertoire from the 18th century to the present, seeking to glorify God and minister to others through the process.


We perform four major concerts per season, and two or three additional shorter or shared concerts. During the 2016-17 season the orchestra will appear on the Wheaton College Artists Series with the college choirs and with John Nelson, eminent conductor, on Mendelssohn's Hymn of Praise (Symphony No. 2). We will also play for over 4,000 children on our biannual children's concerts.

Symphony Orchestra is a full-year course and is open to all students. Auditions are held during the first three days of classes in the fall, August 24-26. New students should sign up for a time during Freshman Orientation (in Lower Beamer). Auditions consist of a short (two minutes or less) excerpt from a solo of your choice PLUS the orchestral excerpts as provided, below.

Instrumentation: violins, violas, cellos, double basses, flutes (includes piccolo), oboes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, trumpets, tenor trombones, bass trombone, tuba, harps, percussion


Dr. Daniel Sommerville, conductor


Audition Music for the Fall 2016 Semester

(All links are to PDFs.)



Brass and Percussion

Harpists, please contact Dr. Sommerville.

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