Capital City Symphony is an auditioned volunteer community orchestra.
CCS IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF
- You are an accomplished amateur
- You are a professional looking to build your repertoire
- You are a music educator who misses playing in orchestras
- You are an advanced student looking for experience
- You are a retired professional who just can’t quit
- You want to make music in an environment which is challenging, yet positive with friendly colleagues in a beautiful performing arts center on bustling H St NE!
Auditions for our 2018-19 season will be held on Wednesday, June 6 and Thursday, June 7 from 6pm-10pm at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. If we have additional instrumental needs we will hold more auditions during the season.
We are seeking permanent orchestra members for:
- All string sections
- Bass clarinet
- Sub list on all instruments
Other permanent openings may open up and will be announced in the late summer/early fall.
Please note that Capital City Symphony is expanding its activities in the 2018-19 season!
Please consider auditioning to join us for:
- Our exciting annual orchestral concert series
- New opportunities to play smaller ensemble and chamber works
- New opportunities to become involved in education and outreach, and share your love of music with the community!
If you need more information, please contact Maestra Lu at assistantconductor[at]capitalcitysymphony.org
PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION
Please prepare 2 contrasting selections:
- Lyrical piece that demonstrates good musical style
- A piece that showcases your technical ability
Each of the two selections should be at least five minutes long and should be a complete movement of a concerto, sonata or etude from which the audition proctors may choose a selection. Please bring with you copies of all music that you plan to play at the audition.
- You will also be asked to sightread a piece of orchestral literature.
- Please be prepared to play a selection for any auxiliary instrument that you can play.
- Auditions last between 7 and 10 minutes.
REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES
- Rehearsals and performances are usually held at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.
- Rehearsals are usually on Thursday evenings, from 7:30-10:00pm.
- Most performances take place on Sundays.
- Dress rehearsals are usually the Saturday of the concert weekend, from 10am-1pm.
Contact us if you have any questions.