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Strings/Orchestra Auditions

Strings/Orchestra Auditions

Auditions: Tuesday, August 22 from 3:00-8:30pm

Thanks for your interest in playing in the UIC Orchestra!
We are a growing program and a fun, inclusive group that makes great music together.


All string players are expected to complete an in-person audition this fall. Don’t worry—all string players with prior experience are accepted into UICO. The audition is a chance for you to meet our orchestra director, and determine seating arrangements. Any woodwinds, brass, or percussion who want to play in orchestra should sign up for the woodwinds, brass, and percussion auditions and indicate orchestra as an interest or preference on the day of the audition.

Audition Time:

Sign-up for an audition time slot here:

Audition Repertoire:

UICO Audition Information & Excerpts Packet

Scroll through the audition information packet to find TWO PAGES for your instrument. You will see two excerpts clearly marked #1 and #2. 

Everyone should plan to play excerpt #1.

Those who are music performance majors OR interested in being considered for front stand or principal chair should also play excerpt #2.

You will be asked to complete a paper form upon arrival at the audition. Be sure to arrive at least 5 minutes early to your audition time and bring your fall class schedule with you! 
For questions about Orchestra, email Professor Timothy Fawkes: