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REGISTER TO JOIN US

Sign up for one of our ensembles or classes

2024 Winter & Spring WSCO registration is now open.

Please register for the Winter/Spring sessions using the form below.  Registration and fees are for both sessions. After you have registered, please go to the Payments tab to pay for your session (Adult members, as K-12 students are free).

 

If you are new to WSCO or want to move between ensembles, please look at the Audition requirements below for the ensemble you will be auditioning for in January. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to us at info@wscorchestras.org

REGISTRATION LINK

Please email info@wscorchestras.org if you would like to join!

PAYMENTS

https://www.wscorchestras.org/payments

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

For placement in the Symphony Orchestra or Wind Symphony, please be prepared to play:

  1. 2 Major scales of your choice (2 octaves)

  2. 2 Minor scales of your choice (2 octaves)

  3. 2 minutes of your choice of excerpts, or a piece you have prepared.

  4. Expect some sight-reading (which will be an excerpt of current repertoire)

 

For placement in the Concert Orchestra, please be prepared to play:

  1. 2 Major scales of your choice from C, G, D, A, F, B-flat, E-flat, or A-flat (2 octaves preferred)

  2. 2 Minor scales of your choice (2 octaves preferred)

  3. 2 minutes of your choice of excerpts, or a piece you have prepared. The "excerpt" can be anything! A piece you are currently playing, an etude, a piece from your friend's clarinet book... whatever you are comfortable performing. 

  4. Expect some sight-reading (which will be an excerpt of current repertoire)

 

To participate in the Debut Orchestra you should be able to:

  1. Play C, G, D, F, and B-flat major scales (one octave)

  2. Play a prepared short excerpt. The "excerpt" can be anything! About 20 measures: from a piece you are currently playing, from a book of etudes, from your friend's clarinet book... whatever you are comfortable performing.

  3. Read music for your instrument

  4. Read and play eighth-note rhythms

  5. Strings:

Violin and Viola - play in first position; play in third position recommended

Cello - play in first position; play in fourth position recommended

Bass - be comfortable with shifting

WINTER/SPRING 2024 SCHEDULE

 

Winter 2024

Jan 9 – Auditions (5 pm - 9 pm), No rehearsals

Jan 16 – Rehearsal

Jan 23 – Rehearsal

Jan 30 – Rehearsal

Feb 6 – Rehearsal

Feb 13 – Rehearsal

Feb 20 – NO WSCO

Feb 27 – Rehearsals

Mar 5 – Rehearsals

Mar 11 - Monday - Dress Rehearsals for Debut and Concert Orchestras

Mar 12 – Concert for Debut and Concert Orchestras -  Following Concert: Dress rehearsals for Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra

Mar 15, Friday – Concert for Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra

 

Spring 2024

Mar 19– Rehearsals 

Mar 26 – Rehearsals

Apr 1, Monday – Rehearsals 

Apr 9 – NO WSCO (Spring break)

Apr 16 – Rehearsals

April 23 – Rehearsals

April 30 – Rehearsals 

May 7 – Rehearsals

May 13 – Monday – Concert Orchestra & Symphony Orchestra Dress Rehearsal

May 13 – Rehearsal

May 17, Friday – Concert Orchestra & Symphony Orchestra Concert

May 20, Monday - Beginning Strings, Debut & Wind Symphony Dress Rehearsal

May 21, Tuesday - Concert Beginning Strings, Debut & Wind Symphony

Registration is now closed. 

However, if you'd like to join us for the next set, use the link below to access the registration form. After you have registered, please look at the Audition requirements below for the ensemble you will be auditioning for next season.

If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to us at info@wscorchestras.org

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