Auditions are necessary for membership in the Tier 1 and 2 orchestras and take place throughout the year on scheduled evenings as well as when need arises. All instruments are invited to audition at any time; even if we do not have a current opening, we may have unpredicted needs in the future. You need not be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to play in the orchestra.
When you audition to play with the MMO, we will rank you in our tiered system and let you know of the opportunities in the coming year for that orchestra. Placement depends upon technique, intonation, and artistry.
Your audition will consist of four parts:
I. Solo (2-3 minutes in length)
II. Two scales
III. Prepared excerpts
Please consult the list below for the scales and excerpts for your instrument—each contains a PDF link. In your audition we will be listening for rich tone, accurate intonation and rhythm, and good technique.