Welcome from the Whitman Orchestra!
Wind, percussion, and string players are encouraged to audition for the Orchestra. Prior orchestral experience is not required. The Whitman Orchestra is open to anyone on campus, regardless of major. Auditions take place in the first week of classes. Sign-up sheets for audition times will be available a week before the auditions on Dr. Luongo's office door (Music 216). The orchestra auditions include a brief prepared excerpt, available on the orchestra ensemble page. In addition to the provided excerpt, you should prepare some material of your own choosing. The personal excerpt can be any material under a couple of minutes and of contrasting stylistic character. This audition is intended to be a low pressure experience. We want to hear you play something that makes you feel most confident. Our first rehearsal takes place in the second week of classes.