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Audition Info & Music

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras announces auditions for the 2018-2019 season.

Please see below for required application forms, audition dates, and audition excerpts. Please read all the information before filling out the application.

Students must successfully pass an audition each year. The student must be a member of his/her school instrumental music program, if provided. Wind and percussion students must be in band. String students must be in orchestra (if school has an orchestra). Non-participation in school instrumental music program requires approval from school band or orchestra director.

Musicians age 12-19 at the time of audition are eligible for the Symphony (high school graduates, however, may not hold a principal chair). Musicians ages 10-19 at the time of audition are eligible for the Philharmonic (letter of recommendation from music teacher is required for students ages 10-11). Musicians younger than 10 at the time of audition may audition only for Etude or Prelude.

Rehearsals are on Monday evenings during the school year at Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences.


For Students

Student Letter 2018

For Teachers

Teacher Letter 2018

Audition Poster 2018


NEW THIS YEAR – PLEASE APPLY ONLINE! The deadline to complete this form is April 20, 2018.

Audition Fee Payment

If you are unable to apply online, you may download and print the form below and return by mail by April 20, 2018.

Membership Application Form 2018

Audition Music

Prelude Audition Music

Prelude Violin Excerpt 2018-19

Prelude Viola Excerpt 2018-19

Prelude Cello Excerpt 2018-19

Prelude Bass Excerpt 2018-19


Etude Audition Music

Etude Violin Excerpt 2018-19

Etude Viola Excerpt 2018-19

Etude Cello Excerpt 2018-19

Etude Bass Excerpt 2018-19


Philharmonic Strings Audition Music

Philharmonic Violin Excerpt 2018-19

Philharmonic Viola Excerpt 2018-19

Philharmonic Cello Excerpt 2018-19

Philharmonic Bass Excerpt 2018-19


Philharmonic Winds & Brass Audition Music

Philharmonic Bass Clarinet Excerpt 2018-19

Philharmonic Clarinet Excerpt 2018-19

Philharmonic Flute Excerpt 2018-19

Philharmonic Oboe Excerpt 2018-19

Philharmonic Bassoon Excerpt 2018-19

Philharmonic Horn Excerpt 2018-19

Philharmonic Trumpet Excerpt 2018-19

Philharmonic Trombone Excerpt 2018-19

Philharmonic Tuba Excerpt 2018-19


Symphony Strings Audition Music

Symphony Violin and Concertmaster Excerpt 2018-19

Symphony Viola Exceprt 2018-19

Symphony Cello Excerpt 2018-19

Symphony Bass Excerpt 2018-19


Symphony Winds & Brass Audition Music

Symp Clarinet Excerpt 2018-19

Symphony Flute and Piccolo Excerpt 2018-19

Symphony Oboe and English Horn Excerpt 2018-19

Symphony Bassoon Excerpt 2018-19

Symphony Horn Excerpt 2018-19

Symphony Trumpet Excerpt 2018-19

Symphony Tenor Trombone Excerpt 2018-19

Symphony Bass Trombone Excerpt 2018-2019

Symphony Tuba Excerpt 2018-19


Percussion Audition Music

Percussion Excerpt 2018-19