Audition for 2018 James McCusker Orchestra
Auditions for Music For Canberra’s 2018 James McCusker Orchestra will take place on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2017. Please click on the below links to register and choose your audition timeslot (10 minutes per audition).
Percussion Auditions – Saturday 4 November
Brass Auditions – Saturday 25 November
Woodwind Auditions – Saturday 25 November
String Auditions – Sunday 26 November
Piano/Harp auditions – please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time for a audition.
*Excerpts for auditions will be released shortly*
What can I expect at my audition?
An audition for a Music For Canberra orchestra lasts approximately 10 minutes. Prior to your audition date, you will be sent music to prepare. You can also access a printable PDF of Audition Instructions to help you prepare.
The audition panel will consist of two Music For Canberra creative staff and they will ask you to perform:
- 5 minutes of a solo work of your own choice, which you (and your instrumental teacher) feel exemplifies your skill
- one piece of sight reading music which you have not seen before
- set excerpts
Musicians must arrive at the set venue (Ainslie Arts Centre or ANU School of Music) 20 minutes prior to their scheduled audition time to warm-up in designated “green rooms” and prepare for their audition.
I want to play less formally – are there any groups I don’t have to audition for?
Music For Canberra also offers many other musical ensembles which you don’t need to audition for; if your personal musical goal is to play socially rather than pursuing a professional pathway, you may be interested in:
- Youth Brass Ensemble & Junior Brass Ensemble
- Sempre Strings ensemble
- Kaleidoscope Woodwind ensemble
- Adult Recorder ensemble
- Schnabelflotes Youth Recorder ensemble
- Rock Academy
All of our groups perform throughout the year, and many of them will have upcoming events happening soon! Check our Events page regularly to see if the group you’re interested in is performing soon, and take a look through our event photo albums on Facebook to see what Music For Canberra students have been up to in the past.