Open Orchestra Auditions
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.
(6:00 PM to 6:45 PM)
2023 Calendar Year: 12/4/23
2024 Calendar Year: 1/8, 1/19 or 4/15/24
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]
(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 7:00 PM to 9:30 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 (paid) member positions
Open (non-paid) member positions
Violin I and II
Trumpet II and III
Open substitute positions
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.