WIU Orchestra String Auditions | Fall 2021


  • WIU Orchestra String Auditions will be on August 23-24, 2021. The audition schedule will be emailed to you in August.
  • All string players (new and returning) must submit the Audition Form prior to your audition date.

Repertoire Requirements

  • Link to Excerpts and Instructions
  • If you would like to be considered for concertmaster or principal position, please prepare the additional excerpts IN ADDITION to the tutti excerpts.
  • If you are a non-music major interested in joining the orchestra for the first time, please contact Dr. Kenny Lee, Director of Orchestral Activities (K-Lee6@wiu.edu).

Preparation Guide

  • Read carefully through the excerpt list. Listen to recordings of each work. Make observations in your listening such as tempo, the characters/moods of each excerpt as well as the entire movement, phrasing ideas, the accompanying instruments, the passage's difficulties, and the overall effectiveness of the recorded performance.
  • Play with a recording, if desired.
  • Record yourself and listen back to hear yourself objectively (as if you were on the audition committee)