Join us!

Capital City Symphony is an auditioned volunteer community orchestra.


  • 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 up and coming H St NE!


We normally hold season auditions in September. If we have additional instrumental needs we hold more auditions during the season. Click here to fill out our audition form. If you need more information contact our Personnel Manager at assistantconductor[at]


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 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.