Auditions

Philadelphia Sinfonia Association accepts musicians by audition. We offer:

--Full symphonic orchestra concerts (advanced and intermediate level)
--Chamber orchestra concerts
--Performances with professional soloists
--Artistic and community partnership opportunities
--Sectionals and Master Classes with Philadelphia Orchestra musicians and other top professionals
--Internal concerto competition (every other year)
--A varied and challenging musical repertoire
--A professional CD recording each season

Auditions for the 2017-18 season are by appointment only.
Please complete the registration below to request your audition. We will get back to you within a week.

Audition Dates:
Saturday May 20, 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday May 21, 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday May 27, 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday May 28, 10 am - 6 pm

There is no fee to audition. Click here to download an information packet about our program.

Email: info@philadelphiasinfonia.com
Phone: 215-351-0363

Auditions will be held at:

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
19 S. Tenth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Applicants should be prepared to:

--Play two contrasting  movements of a concerto or sonata without an accompanist
--"Contrasting" refers to one technical movement and one slower or musical movement
 --Percussionists should prepare an appropriate solo work / etude on snare drum and timpani (and mallet keyboard if possible)
--No applicant will play an entire concerto during the audition
--Perform major scales up to 4 flats and 4 sharps 
--Sight-read music provided at the audition