Glasgow Chamber Orchestra

The Glasgow Chamber Orchestra is a charity registered in Scotland No SC022256

The Orchestra is affiliated to Making Music Scotland - Supporting & Championing Voluntary Music

Audition Guidance


The Orchestra enjoys making music to a high standard and asks that all prospective members are auditioned.  We know that the prospect of auditioning can be daunting, so we have set out below some guidance as to what we will be looking for during your audition.


For all String, Wind and Brass players:



Additionally, for all Wind and Brass players:



Excerpt lists:


Below are examples of the type of orchestral extract that you will be expected to play at your audition.  At your first rehearsal, you will be given the music for the extracts that you will play at your audition. The list below is provided simply to give you an idea of the type of music that you may be asked to play.

Violin

Mendelssohn - Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream

Beethoven Symphony No 2 - 2nd Movement

Mozart - Symphony No 39 - 2nd Movement

Viola

tbc

Cello

tbc

Double Bass

tbc

Flute

tbc


Oboe

Brahms Violin Concerto - second movement

Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 - first movement

Clarinet

Beethoven – Symphony No 6 “Pastoral) – solos in movements 1 and 2

Schubert – Symphony No 8 “Unfinished” – solo from the 2nd movement

Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker Suite – opening entry from the Overture;

Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker Suite – solo passages from Waltz of the Flowers

Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Suite – Mazurka

Wagner – Siegfried Idyll

Bassoon

tbc


French Horn

tbc


Trumpet

tbc


Brahms Mendelssohn