Auditions

The Aurora Symphony is a volunteer community orchestra located in Aurora, Colorado.
New musicians are welcome year-round if vacancies are available.
The ASO performs a wide range of challenging and enjoyable music in a friendly and warm environment.

Current ASO COVID-19 Protocol as of 8/12/2022:

As of 8/12/2022 the ASO Board of Directors has unanimously voted to revoke the COVID vaccination requirement.  Based on our consultations with Dr. Alan Aboaf (our second trombonist, experienced internal medicine physician, and medical staff president at Medical Center of Aurora) and following the City of Aurora current guidelines, the Board voted to revoke the vaccination requirement. Masking is not required. Members that did not play because of the vaccination requirement are invited to return to their positions in the orchestra, as promised. The following are strong public health recommendations and our current policy:

1. Stay home from rehearsal when sick (cough, sneezing, fever)
2. Continue to wash hands frequently
3. Use hand sanitizer
4. If an individual tests positive for COVID 19, they should not attend rehearsal and adhere to the current CDC guidelines.
5. If an individual has a COVID 19 exposure, they should follow the current CDC guidelines.

Reasons you should consider joining the Aurora Symphony Orchestra

  • You want to make music in an environment which is challenging, yet positive and with friendly colleagues.
  • You are an accomplished amateur.
  • You are a professional looking to build your repertoire.
  • You are a music educator who misses the orchestra environment.
  • You are an advanced student looking for additional experience.
  • You are a retired professional who just can’t quit.

Current Openings:

  • Violin (section)

  • Viola (section)

  • Cello (section)

  • Double Bass (Section)

  • Sub Musicians (All Sections)

For Auditions Please Prepare:

  • 2 contrasting selections: a lyrical piece that demonstrates good musical style and a piece that showcases technical ability
  • You will also be asked to sight-read a piece of orchestral literature and any required orchestral excerpts.
  • If applicable, please be prepared to play a selection for any auxiliary instrument that you can play.
  • Percussionists should prepare a short excerpt for snare drum and a short excerpt for mallets.
  • Auditions last between 7 and 10 minutes. Each of the two selections should be at least three minutes long and they may be a complete movement of a concerto, sonata or etude from which the audition proctors may choose a selection.

Auditions are held throughout the year:

Auditions are scheduled for rehearsal breaks during Wednesday evening rehearsals (usually around 8:30 PM).

Please email our Personnel Manager at personnel@aurorasymphony.org for more information and/or to schedule an audition.

Additional Audition Information:

Rehearsals are held in the Community Room of the Aurora Central Library, located at 14949 E Alameda Pkwy in Aurora, unless otherwise noted.
Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm.
Dress rehearsals (mandatory for all performing) are held on location the Friday before each concert, from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
Most performances are held on Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 3:00 pm.  The exception being our annual Children’s concert.