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Audition FAQs


First-Year Auditions

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Coe College Symphony Orchestra! Membership in the CCSO is open, by audition, to all Coe students. Auditions for new students will take place during orientation week (August 27-31). Audition schedules will be sent to your Coe email address; respond to that email in order to confirm your audition time. Please read the audition information below.

Audition Requirements

  • Two-octave scale (major or minor) of the student's choice;
  • Prepared solo (unaccompanied, from the classical or pop repertoire);
  • 1-2 assigned orchestral excerpt(s) posted at the link below (you must use your Coe email address to access, or the link won't work):  View CCSO Chair Test Excerpts

At the Audition

  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time.
  • Arrive warmed up and ready to perform.
  • Come prepared on all repertoire with your own copies of the music (including the 1-2 orchestral excerpts).

Chair Tests - Returning Students ONLY

Returning students who are assigned to orchestra will perform chair tests during the first week of the fall term (August 23rd). All players (including those not registered for the Symphony Orchestra course) are required to perform chair tests. Chair test schedules will be posted outside the Director of Orchestra's office (Marquis 208) on the first day of classes. Please read the information on chair tests below.

Chair Test Requirements

  • Two- or three-octave scale (major or minor) chosen by the adjudicator;
  • Prepared solo (unaccompanied, from the classical or pop repertoire);
  • 1-2 assigned orchestral excerpt(s) posted at the link below (you must use your Coe email address to access, or the link won't work): View CCSO Chair Test Excerpts