Conducting & Ensembles

Audition Excerpts

Spring 2021 String auditions

ESSO and PHIL string players are required to submit audition recordings prior to the spring 2021 semester.  These recordings will be used as a mid-year assessment, and will be factored in when determining the seating rotation for next semester’s programs. 

The audition recording should be submitted as an audio-only digital file.   The recording file will be assigned a number, so that Professor Varon will not know the identity of the performer.  The deadline for the audition recording is Monday, January 4, 5:00pm.  Recordings should be submitted to Meredith Gangler, Ensemble Manager,

Professor Varon strongly suggests musicians listen to at least 3 recordings of the complete work the excerpts are extracted from.  He additionally encourages the submission of a trial recording in advance of the final audition (the trial recording can include video if preferred).  He will provide feedback on these trial submissions.  Trial recordings can be submitted any time prior to the final deadline.

*Strauss excerpts are optional for first year strings*

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