Auditions for all three orchestras will be held
Sunday, August 26, 2018, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church.
Use the online audition scheduler to sign up for an audition.
The Philharmonic Orchestra and Preparatory Orchestra encourage all instruments to audition.
The Symphony Orchestra only has openings for the following instruments:
Placement in our orchestras is based primarily on skill level rather than age or years of experience. Players who have advanced quickly might be a better fit for higher ensembles such as the Symphony, just as those who have taken time off might want to start off in the Preparatory or Philharmonic Orchestra.
» Please Read to the end of this page to see what is expected for audition candidates at each level. Candidates for the Philharmonic or Preparatory Orchestra will find more information in the Musician Handbook.
» Candidates for Symphony Orchestra please note: The Flower Mound Symphony is made up of unpaid, volunteer musicians. Regular rehearsals are held on Monday evening, with an additional rehearsal a few days before a concert and a Saturday morning dress rehearsal on the day of a concert. Concerts are usually on Saturday evening, sometimes repeated on the following Sunday afternoon or evening.
» Candidates for the Philharmonic and Preparatory Orchestras please note: The Flower Mound Philharmonic Orchestra and the Flower Mound Preparatory Orchestra are educational organizations and have an associated tuition fee. Regular rehearsals are held on Tuesday evening, and concerts are usually on Tuesday evening. Current Philharmonic and Preparatory Orchestra members need only audition if you wish to advance to a higher level ensemble. Please see the Musician Handbook for more information, including details about tuition and audition procedures.
All three orchestras usually rehearse and perform at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church in Flower Mound. See this year’s Season Schedule to get an idea of the typical performance schedule.
Players wishing to audition outside of the general audition dates may request an appointment for an audition.
For All Orchestras: Please bring a written document listing the candidate’s name, contact information, musical experience and training.
Audition Location: Auditions will be held in the Choir Room (room 165) at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, 6101 Morriss Road, Flower Mound. (map)
Preparatory Orchestra: This orchestra is open to musicians of all ages with 2 – 4 years of experience on their instruments. Family participation is welcome and encouraged. For more about how to prepare and what to expect during the audition, please see the Musician Handbook.
Philharmonic Orchestra: This orchestra is open to musicians of all ages with 4 – 7 years of experience on their instruments. The performing level should be intermediate to advanced. String candidates for the Philharmonic Orchestra must have experience playing in the 3rd – 5th positions. Family participation is welcome and encouraged. For more about how to prepare and what to expect during the audition, please see the Musician Handbook.
Symphony Orchestra: This adult all-volunteer orchestra is open to musicians with an advanced level of experience on their instruments.
Please prepare at least two excerpts from the standard orchestral, concerto, or solo literature. The two excerpts should be of contrasting character, one should be slow and expressive with emphasis on rhythmic accuracy, dynamic and tone control, intonation and articulation of coherent musical phrasing; the second excerpt should be a light or faster passage with emphasis on technique, rhythmic accuracy, dynamic contrasts, melodic range of the instrument and articulation of coherent musical phrasing. There will be a sight reading portion on the audition, however emphasis will be placed on the prepared excerpts as illustration of the candidate’s commitment to preparation for rehearsals.