MITSO Auditions for the 2014-2015 Season
The MIT Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Adam Boyles, holds auditions in the fall and spring. MIT and Wellesley students may take MITSO for 6 units of credit, as 21M.421. All local students, MIT community members, and non-MIT community members are welcome to audition. Please note, MITSO is a student orchestra and all positions are unpaid. Priority will be given to students.
Membership: Rehearsal and concert participation is required for all MITSO members. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 - 10 PM in Kresge Auditorium, on the MIT campus, Cambridge, MA. Concert dates for 2014-2015 are October 18, November 13, December 5, March 14, and May 8.
One work of your choice OR prepare two movements from the Elgar 1st symphony (this option is only available for strings). Elgar can be found here.
You will be asked for four scales in any key, selected from Major, Natural Minor, Melodic Minor, or Harmonic Minor. These are to be done without a scale sheet (i.e. memorized). You can perform them at your own pace, articulation, bowing, etc. provided it remains steady in tempo. A short sightreading excerpt will be given. The complete process will be about 10-12 minutes.
Emphasis in the audition is balanced toward execution of good fundamentals (steady tempo, intonation, rhythmic integrity) over virtuosity.
Audition Sign Up:
Fall auditions will take place on September 1st through 3rd. To set up an audition for MITSO, please
fill out our Audition Registration Form.