RIT Orchestra

2014-2015 Registration and Audition Information

Rehearsals and Registration

Rehearsals for the RIT Orchestra 2014-2015 will be held 5:00-6:15 Mondays and Wednesdays in the SAU Music Room. You will be able to register after your audition the first week of classes, using an Add Form signed by Dr. Ruhling. All students playing in the RIT Orchestra are expected to register for credit (1 credit per quarter), except in extreme circumstances (e.g. overload). So if you would like to play in orchestra, please leave that time slot open in your schedule, and at least one credit available, and come for an audition.

Audition information

Auditions will take place the first week of classes during rehearsal times and other posted times for which you can sign up. The audition is a painless process, taking 10-15 minutes. All students, new and returning, will be required to audition. Returning students: you will receive a grade for the level of your preparation of the audition excerpt.

1. Play a scale or two (major and/or minor, up to 4 sharps and 4 flats in the key signature).

2. Play an assigned orchestral excerpt. Find your instrument/part below, download it, and PRACTICE. Brass players: note transpositions.

Returning members: PRACTICE the parts. Do not come to your audition unprepared. You will receive a grade for your audition preparation.

3. Sight-read some material.

If you wish also to prepare something else, you may do so, but emphasis will be given to the orchestral excerpt.

Upon a successful audition, you will be given an Add form, which you will take to the appropriate office as directed. Then you're registered. Seating will be announced by the first full rehearsal, taking place the Monday afternoon of the second week of classes.

If you miss the audition the first week because you were unaware of RIT Orchestra, contact Dr. Ruhling (michael.ruhling@rit.edu) for directions on late audition and entry.


Audition Excerpts