The mission of the Georgia Southern Symphony is to develop a high quality University orchestra. The focus of rehearsals are on ensemble, beauty of tone, intonation, and musical expression. Rehearsals include sectionals, seating rotation and sight reading. Concerts, which include major orchestral repertoire from the Baroque to the Contemporary periods, also feature faculty, student, and guest soloists and conductors. The Symphony also performs for opera and choral presentations.
Membership in the Symphony is open, by audition, to all Georgia Southern students who demonstrate proficiency on a string, wind or percussion instrument. Auditions for participation in the ensemble are held at the beginning of each term. All Symphony members are eligible for a service award based on available funds, attendance, preparation, and performance.
The Symphony aims to enhance the musical education of its members and to contribute to the cultural life of the region.
Georgia Southern Symphony & String Camerata Auditions
Auditions for the Georgia Southern Symphony & String Camerata are part of the Scholarship Auditions each school year. For information about the audition process, please write directly to Dr. Steven Elisha: email@example.com
Music Majors & Minors
Music Students auditioning for a Music Scholarship will have the opportunity to audition for the Georgia Southern Symphony. In addition to the audition requirements* for a specific degree program, students will be asked to prepare the following orchestral excerpts below:
Non-Music Majors will have the opportunity to audition for the Georgia Southern Symphony by appointment. Students will be asked to prepare a scale/arpeggio (up to 4 sharps and 4 flats, 2-3 octaves), a short solo work that best demonstrates level of ability and the following orchestral excerpts below:
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Last updated: 11/30/2023