WIU Orchestra String Auditions | Fall 2022


  • The Fall 2022 WIU Orchestra String Auditions will be on Monday, August 22. Detailed schedule will be sent out in August.
  • All string players (new and returning) must submit using the Audition Form.

Repertoire Requirements

  • Link to Required Excerpts for Music-Majors (You must be logged in to your WIU email to access the files)
  • All music majors:
    • Prepare excerpts from the Ravel/Mussorsky Pictures at an Exhibition and Beethoven Symphony No. 5.
    • If you want to be considered for concertmaster/principal, please also prepare the Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence (4th mvt).
  • Non-majors: Please prepare 1-2 pieces of your choice OR prepare the required music-major excerpts
  • Contact Dr. Kenny Lee, Director of Orchestral Activities (K-Lee6@wiu.edu) for any questions.

Preparation Guide

  • RRead 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)