Instrumental Ensembles


2018/2019 FACULTY OF MUSIC INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES AT A GLANCE (Schedules do not include dress rehearsals and performances)

  • UT Symphony Orchestra: Mon, Wed & Fri 3:00-5:00pm Uri Mayer
  • UT Chamber Orchestra: Tues & Thurs 3:00-6:00pm Paul Widner
  • Wind Ensemble: Mon, Wed & Thurs 3:00-5:00pm Gillian MacKay
  • Wind Symphony: Tues, Thurs & Fri 3:00-5:00pm Jeff Reynolds

WIND ENSEMBLE Welcome Orientation: A meeting for all students, new and returning, involved in Faculty of Music Wind Ensemble: Friday, September 7, 2018 at 3:00pm in Boyd Neel.

WIND SYMPHONY Welcome Orientation: A meeting for all students, new and returning, involved in Faculty of Music Wind Symphony: Friday, September 7, 2018 at 3:00pm in Geiger Torel.

Strings, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion Placement Auditions

These auditions determine your placement for the 2018-19 academic year in the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble or Wind Symphony.

All instrumental auditions will be screened. The audition panel will sit behind a screen and will not be able to see candidates as they audition. Adjudicators will only be able to identify you by number.

Ensemble conductors and instrument specialists will hear each audition and students will be ranked according to their level of performance. Based on the repertoire needs of the ensembles, some flow of players may occur during the year.

Please follow the instructions as outlined for your instrument and review:

General Guidelines for Preparing Audition Material

Advice for taking screened audition

  • Arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • Warm-up room numbers are listed in brackets on the schedules.
  • Students are identified in the schedules by the last 5 digits of their student number.

Schedules for Classical Instrumental Ensemble Placement Auditions:

Flute Oboe Clarinet Bassoon Horn as of Aug 30 – Tuesday, September 4
Violin Viola Cello Bass as of Aug 30 – Wednesday, September 5
Euphonium Saxophone Percussion as of Aug 16 – Wednesday, September 5
Trumpet Trombone BassTrombone Tuba as of Aug 30 – Thursday, September 6

Classical Instrumental Ensemble Audition Excerpts:

Violin updated Aug 27 Viola updated Jul 5 Cello Double Bass
Flute Oboe Clarinet Bassoon Saxophone
Horn updated Aug 24 Trumpet Trombone Bass Trombone Euphonium Tuba
Percussion

 

Results will be posted on Friday, September 7, 2018, after 3:00pm.

Posted results for the UTSO will reflect seating for the first concert only.

If you would like to audition for any other ensembles, or if you have any questions, please contact the Performance Office.

WIND ENSEMBLE Welcome Orientation: A meeting for all students, new and returning, involved in Faculty of Music Wind Ensemble: Friday, September 7, 2018 at 3:00pm in Boyd Neel.

WIND SYMPHONY Welcome Orientation: A meeting for all students, new and returning, involved in Faculty of Music Wind Symphony: Friday, September 7, 2018 at 3:00pm in Geiger Torel.