UPDATED 7/1/2016

All instrumentalists download audition material and schedule auditions at: www.cfa.arizona.edu/uabands/prospective/audition.php

Auditions are held for all instruments on specific dates and times during the three days before classes begin. String auditions will be held on Saturday August 20 (new students, music majors) and Tuesday evening August 23 (UA Philharmonic returning strings only). Auditions at other times are at the discretion of the director of orchestral activities.

Wind, brass and percussion players download excerpts from the UA Bands site above. Strings see below.

The Arizona Symphony, the school's pre-professional orchestral ensemble, performs six challenging concert programs and collaborates each semester with the UA Opera Theatre. Composed primarily of music majors, the orchestra is open to qualified non majors and members of the UA community. Rehearsals are M/W/F afternoons from 2-3:50. Students admitted by audition to the Arizona Symphony will register for MUS 200-O, 400-O, or 500-O: Section 1. Contact Director of Orchestral Activities Dr. Thomas Cockrell for more information. To be considered for the Arizona Symphony please sign up for an audition above.

The UA Philharmonic Orchestra is composed of music majors, minors, non majors and UA community members. The Philharmonic is conducted by doctoral conducting students András Derecskei and Juan Montoya, under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Cockrell. Frequent sectional rehearsals lead by the Fred Fox Graduate String Quintet emphasize the improvement of technical and ensemble skills. "The Phil" meets T/Th, 7:30 - 9:30 P.M.  Students are admitted by audition to the UA Philharmonic will register for MUS 200-O, 400-O, or 500-O, Section 2. Please contact Dr. Thomas Cockrell for more information.


The Fred Fox School of Music string faculty have prepared a packet of audition material which includes a choice of solo or etude and some orchestral excerpts. Click on the link for PDF of required selections for the audition. Questions? Contact individual string professors or Dr. Cockrell at cockrell@email.arizona.edu.

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