Symphony Orchestra may be taken for credit: 21M.421
T/Th, 7:30-10pm (Held in Kresge Auditorium)
The MIT Symphony Orchestra holds auditions in both fall and spring. MIT and Wellesley students may take MITSO for 6 units of credit, but one need not take MITSO for credit to fully participate. All local students, MIT community members, and non-MIT community members are welcome to audition.
Fall auditions will be in-person in Professor Boyles' office (10-265) September 5 through 7th, 2023. You will be asked the following:
- A solo of your choosing (concerto, etude, etc.) to be no longer than 1 minute (yes, only 1 minute). Pick the spot which shows off your fundamental skills the best.
- 4-5 scales of the MD's choosing (to be chosen from all major, harmonic minor, natural minor, melodic minor, chromatic). You can perform them at your own pace, articulation, bowing, etc. provided it remains steady in tempo. Do not schedule an audition if you don’t know your scales - I take these very seriously.
- Short sight reading(s), mostly focusing on rhythm.
The whole audition is approximately 10 minutes.
Winds/Strings Players: Register for a MITSO Audition Here
Harpists: Please contact Dr. Boyles directly (email@example.com) to arrange an audition time.
Percussionists: Your auditions will be in the percussion studio of Kresge Auditorium on the evening of September 5th. Please reach out to MITSO manager, Yamiley Dangerville (firstname.lastname@example.org) ahead of time to schedule an audition and gain percussion studio access.