Participation in the UNC Charlotte Orchestra is open to all students at UNC Charlotte.
The UNC Charlotte Orchestra (MUPF 1110) represents the highest-level orchestral performance group at UNC Charlotte. The Orchestra presents music from across the spectrum of the symphonic repertoire, and emphasizes the art and science of group musical interaction. An audition is required for enrollment. As part of the Orchestra Mosaic project, the ensemble combines annually with student and faculty musicians from other educational institutions to create collaborative performances presented at various metropolitan concert venues. This strategy supports the performance of repertoire more than once and thus increases the learning potential of each student.
Fall 2023 Auditions
The Ensemble Directors support a unified woodwind and brass audition process for all non-string students. If you take part in the woodwind and brass auditions during the first week of classes, you do not need to audition separately for the orchestra. Students will be assigned to the orchestra based on repertoire requirements, results of the auditions, and in consultation with individual studio faculty.
All string players must audition in person during the first week of classes. Auditions for the orchestra take place in Rowe Recital Hall (Rowe 140). A link to a Google Sheet sign-up document will be posted on this page when audition time frames are confirmed. Each string player should sign-up for a 10-minute audition time slot. Please watch for the Google Sheet link sometime in the first week of August 2023.
Students should prepare an audition piece from one of following categories: the exposition of a standard classical concerto, a solo sonata, a popular song, or church hymn. In addition, all students must play at least two major scales in two octaves, up and down, at the time of the audition.
If you have questions before the audition sign-up link is posted, please contact the UNC Charlotte Orchestra Conductor, Dr. Alan Yamamoto via email at email@example.com.