Auditions will be held on Monday, August 1st (for permanent string openings and substitute list winds) and Monday, August 8 (for 4th horn) and August 22 (for 3rd trombone). Please email email@example.com to schedule a time or with any questions.
We currently have openings for the following instruments:
We will have some substitute list opportunities for winds and brass.
If you play an orchestral instrument and enjoy the challenge of performing the best of the symphonic repertoire with an inspiring conductor, don’t miss the opportunity to audition for the Columbia Orchestra! The Columbia Orchestra is a volunteer adult community orchestra dedicated to fostering a lifelong appreciation of and participation in classical music. Join us for an exciting season performing great music!
Our annual auditions are held in August. (If you miss the auditions but are still interested in openings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-465-8777 to see what other audition opportunities will be available.)
If the thought of preparing an audition frightens you, please remember: we are a friendly group of people who love to play music together, and we want to make joining us a fun experience for you! If you have checked out our repertoire and you are able to perform this type of music well, you are likely to be a good fit.
Please look around our web site to familiarize yourself with our orchestra. These three links in particular will give you a sense if membership will be a good fit for you:
For the 2022-2023 season we will have permanent openings for strings, 4th horn, 3rd (bass) trombone, and percussion. We will also hear some auditions for some substitute wind and brass players; please inquire about openings for those instruments. Auditions will be held in August at the orchestra office, except 3rd Trombone auditions which will take place August 22 at The Gathering Place, and percussion auditions by appointment.
Strings, 4th Horn, 3rd (Bass) Trombone:
Please visit these pages for audition guidelines:
Substitute Winds and Brass:
Please email us if you are interested in auditioning for our substitute list. The following are the requirements for substitute list auditions.
For more information, please contact email@example.com or 410-465-8777.
Howard County Center for the Arts
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043