The  The Glasgow Chamber Orchestra is a charity registered in Scotland No SC022256 The Orchestra is affiliated to Making Music Scotland - Supporting and Championing Voluntary Music
Auditioning for the GCO
All prospective members will be required to audition. Prospective members have the choice of playing around 5 minutes of a solo piece, or playing orchestral excerpts. Any solo piece should demonstrate a playing standard of ABRSM Grade 8 or above. Details of the piece chosen should be noted on the application for membership form, which is provided by email and should er completed and returned prior to the person’s first attendance. Guidance is available as to the suitability of pieces from section leaders. Orchestral excerpts have been selected for their suitability, and these may be chosen by prospective members as an alternative to a solo piece. Excerpts for most instruments are available on the website; click on the button at the foot of this page.
The Glasgow Chamber Orchestra uses an audition process in order to maintain a high standard of music-making within the Orchestra.  Please be assured, however, that while the concept of an audition may be daunting, the Orchestra will make every effort to help and encourage all prospective players to play to their best! 
Prospective members will be auditioned on the third rehearsal of attending unless there are exceptional circumstances. Prior to the audition, prospective string members will spend part of one rehearsal sitting at the front desk of the appropriate section. Auditions will usually take place during a rehearsal interval, with the prospective member being advised of the outcome at the end of that rehearsal. In the event of an audition not being successful, written feedback may be obtained on request, as this may be useful for future auditions. Should a prospective member not be offered membership after audition, he or she shall be free to re- audition in any subsequent term. Auditions will be heard by a panel comprising the Conductor, the Leader, and a relevant Section Leader. In the event of a former member wishing to rejoin the orchestra, the Committee, in consultation with the Conductor and relevant Section Leader if not on the Committee, may either extend an offer of membership to the former member without the need for further audition, or request an audition should this be deemed necessary.
Audition Procedure
Click on the link opposite to access some typical orchestral excerpts that could be played at your audition.
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Glasgow Chamber Orchestra
Glasgow Chamber Orchestra
The GCO is a charity registered in Scotland No SC022256
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Auditioning for the GCO
The Glasgow Chamber Orchestra uses an audition process in order to maintain a high standard of music-making within the Orchestra.  Please be assured, however, that while the concept of an audition may be daunting, the Orchestra will make every effort to help and encourage all prospective players to play to their best!
Audition Procedure
All prospective members will be required to audition. Prospective members have the choice of playing around 5 minutes of a solo piece, or playing orchestral excerpts. Any solo piece should demonstrate a playing standard of ABRSM Grade 8 or above. Details of the piece chosen should be noted on the application for membership form, which is provided by email and should er completed and returned prior to the person’s first attendance. Guidance is available as to the suitability of pieces from section leaders. Orchestral excerpts have been selected for their suitability, and these may be chosen by prospective members as an alternative to a solo piece. Excerpts for most instruments are available on the website; click on the button at the foot of this page.
Prospective members will be auditioned on the third rehearsal of attending unless there are exceptional circumstances. Prior to the audition, prospective string members will spend part of one rehearsal sitting at the front desk of the appropriate section. Auditions will usually take place during a rehearsal interval, with the prospective member being advised of the outcome at the end of that rehearsal. In the event of an audition not being successful, written feedback may be obtained on request, as this may be useful for future auditions. Should a prospective member not be offered membership after audition, he or she shall be free to re-audition in any subsequent term. Auditions will be heard by a panel comprising the Conductor, the Leader, and a relevant Section Leader. In the event of a former member wishing to rejoin the orchestra, the Committee, in consultation with the Conductor and relevant Section Leader if not on the Committee, may either extend an offer of membership to the former member without the need for further audition, or request an audition should this be deemed necessary.
Audition Excerpts
Excerpts of suitable pieces for use at auditions for the Glasgow Chamber Orchestra are available. However, due to the limitations of a smartphone screen, these have not been included here. Please accesss the web-site from a tablet or PC in order to download this music.