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 7/8/2022:

All personnel actively participating in rehearsals and concerts with the Aurora Symphony Orchestra are required to have received the minimum recommended dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Masking and social distancing are not required at this time.  Any persons feeling ill, have a fever or are displaying symptoms should refrain from attending rehearsals or performances.

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:

  • Bass Trombone

  • Percussion (section)

  • Timpani / Percussion

  • Violin (section)

  • Viola (section)

  • Cello (section)

  • ​All sub positions

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.