2016-17 Orchestra Auditions  


VSO Musicians, Auditions

According to the Policies and Procedures for the Valley Symphony Orchestra (VSO), all new musicians performing either as contracted or substitute musicians with the orchestra must audition prior to the season during a regularly scheduled audition.  This audition will fill vacant positions in the orchestra and/or determine if a musician is added to the substitute list.     


Audition Date:     Thursday, August 31, 2017

Audition Times:      5:00-11:00 PM, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Audition Location:     UTRGV Performing Arts Complex - Orchestra Room

Available Positions:     Violin, Viola, Oboe, Principal Trumpet

Substitute List Auditions will be held for all instruments


Fill out an audition form before auditions and send it to personnel@valleyorchestra.org.

Contact VSO Personnel Manager Scott Roeder at personnel@valleyorchestra.org for more information. 



All musicians are asked to prepare contrasting movements from a standard solo work for their instrument (no accompanist will be provided); orchestral excerpts for their instrument as provided by the orchestra; and sight reading.  Required orchestral excerpts for each instrument are available at the links below and at the VSO Office at 200 South 10th Street (Neuhaus/Chase Bank Tower), Suite 104, McAllen, TX.


Our thanks to all for your continued support!

To download your instrument excerpt music for the auditions on the 31st of August, simply click the links below.  Good luck!

BASS     |    BASS CLARINET    |    BASS TROMBONE    |  BASSOON   |   CELLO    |    CLARINET   |   E-FLAT     |    ENGLISH HORN   |   FLUTE    |   FRENCH HORN    |    OBOE    |   PICCOLO    |   SNARE DRUM   |   TENOR    |    TIMPANI   |   TRUMPET   |   TUBA    |    VIOLA    |   VIOLIN   |   XYLOPHONE