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.