Orchestra Auditions - now closed
The Eugene Concert Orchestra will be holding open auditions for Violin, Viola, Cello, Contrabass, Bassoon, and Timpani.
When: Monday, June 5th - Thursday, June 8th
Where: Grace Lutheran Church (710 E 17th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401)
Application Deadline: Friday, May 26th
Requirements: To apply, please submit a one-page resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, also include your availability (morning, afternoon, evening) on the audition dates.
Repertoire: Prepare a 1-2 minute solo of your choice as well as the excerpts found in the links below. Click here for a list of each excerpt.
Our next formal auditions will be held on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, in Eugene.
These Auditions are for the choir's 49th Concert Season, 2023–2024.
Auditions will be held for both Eugene Concert Choir and Eugene Vocal Arts, the chamber choir of ECC.
If you are interested in auditioning, please review the audition requirements below and send an inquiry by email to choir@eugeneconcertchoir.
The Concert Choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings, and Eugene Vocal Arts rehearses on Monday evenings, from September through May.
For a choir audition, the following is required:
- Please prepare a solo song that shows your voice to best advantage. Classical repertoire is preferred, but any song of your choosing is acceptable. Please bring music for the accompanist. We will provide the accompanist. If you do not have a song at your audition, you will be asked to sing the "Star Spangled Banner." We will provide the words.
- You will be asked to sing scales to demonstrate your range.
- There is a requirement that you have some sight-reading ability. Sight reading will be offered in two ways. First, you will be given single lines of music with a starting pitch and key, and you will sing these lines on your own. Second, you will be asked to sight-sing your voice part in a four-part piece while the other parts are being played.
- For tonal memory, several examples will be played on the piano and you will be asked to sing back what you hear.
Auditions will be about 10 minutes in length, and we are asking that singers be fully vaccinated to participate.