Giving back to the community through beautiful music

Open Orchestra Auditions - August 10, 2024 | 2PM to 5PM

The Golden Valley Orchestra, is made up of 52+ community members who love to bring beautiful music to the community. Are you interested in playing your instrument to give back to the community? If so, we would love to have you become a member of the orchestra.

August 10, 2024 | 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

2024-25 Calendar Year

Auditions are being held to welcome new members to the orchestra and fill a few open positions as posted.

  • To schedule an audition time please submit the application at the bottom of this page OR
    Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
    ATTN: Audition
    (please provide) Name, Full Address, Phone and Instrument
  • Then download the desired excerpt below based on your instrument. 

Auditions will be held to welcome new members to the orchestra prior to the beginning of a new concert segment. All auditions (15 min.) will be heard by the artistic director/conductor and appropriate member(s) of the orchestra. If you are unable to audition on one of the dates (noted above) we will try and accommodate a future date.

Questions? Simply fill out the form below or email [email protected].

We look forward to hearing you.

Becoming a member

Membership: To become a member a non-formal audition, receipt of the annual dues' payment, and completion of at least 4 full rehearsals, the dress rehearsal and a concert performance is required.

Rehearsals and Concerts: Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM at Brookview Community Center in Golden Valley, MN. No rehearsals are held in late December, or between June and August. The orchestra performs 6 to 8 concerts per year at area churches, the community center and/or at care facilities (when available). Usually there are 4 to 6 rehearsals with a dress, prior to each concert. Orchestra musicians are expected to practice their part prior to each rehearsal and attend at least 4 rehearsals plus the dress to play a concert.

Annual Dues: All members of the orchestra pay annual dues each fall to offset orchestra operational costs. If you are a high school student or require financial assistance, please contact the personal manager or the orchestra president. To pay your dues online simply click here. You may also pay your dues in cash or check (without credit card processing fees) by visiting with the orchestra's Treasurer during rehearsal break.

Please note: For security reasons, your contact information will not be shared outside of our organization or with third parties.

OPEN POSITIONS

Open (paid) member positions
none at this time

Open (non-paid) member positions
Violin
Viola
Cello
String Bass

Oboe III
Bass Clarinet

Bassoon II
French Horn, Principal
French Horn III
Tympany

Percussion

Open substitute positions
all instruments

Non-Discrimination Policy

The GVO does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, creed, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religious affiliation, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status or characteristic. The GVO is proud to welcome a diverse group of musicians each season to make music together.

Violin I and Violin II

Please prepare the following Violin excerpts, one major and one melodic minor scale of your choosing and a solo of your choice (3 minutes).

Viola

Please prepare the following Viola excerpts, one major and one melodic minor scale of your choosing and a solo of your choice (3 minutes).

Cello

Please prepare the following Cello excerpts, one major and one melodic minor scale of your choosing and a solo of your choice (3 minutes).

String Bass

Please prepare one major and one melodic minor scale of your choosing and a solo of your choice (3 minutes).

Flute and Piccolo

Please prepare the following Flute excerpts, one major and one melodic minor scale of your choosing and a solo of your choice (3 minutes).

Oboe and English Horn

Please prepare the following Oboe and/or English Horn excerpts, one major and one melodic minor scale of your choosing and a solo of your choice (3 minutes).

Clarinet

Please prepare the following Clarinet excerpts, one major and one melodic minor scale of your choosing and a solo of your choice (3 minutes).

Bassoon

Please prepare the following Bassoon excerpts, one major and one melodic minor scale of your choosing and a solo of your choice (3 minutes).

French Horn

Please prepare the following French Horn excerpts, one major and one melodic minor scale of your choosing and a solo of your choice (3 minutes).

Trumpet

Please prepare one major and one melodic minor scale of your choosing and a solo of your choice (3 minutes).

Trombone and Tuba

Please prepare one major and one melodic minor scale of your choosing and a solo of your choice (3 minutes).

Harp, Percussion and Piano

Please prepare one major and one melodic minor scale of your choosing and a solo of your choice (3 minutes).

Please provide your full address
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