Furman Symphony Orchestra

Seating auditions for the Furman Symphony Orchestra are open to majors as well as skilled non-majors. Yes, non-majors are welcome!  Everyone auditions for seating at the start of each term. More details below.  
Placement questions? Please email Dr. Hutton: christopher.hutton@furman.edu.


String students interested in performing with the Furman Symphony Orchestra (FSO) in 2019-2020 are expected to attend all Tuesday and Thursday rehearsals from 4-6 p.m. plus additional dress rehearsals and concerts as posted on the FSO yearly calendar of events. 
  • Each student must register for MUS 060. 
  • Each student will prepare the excerpt posted below AND a one minute excerpt of a prepared solo of your choice. 
  • Members of the string faculty will listen to the auditions. 
Criteria for string seating and selection of principal players include: 
  1. The results of the audition
  2. Previous experience and performance in the FSO 
  3. Pattern of attendance and regularity of membership
  4. String seating will be rotated throughout the year 
  • Students are not required to register for applied lessons in order to join the FSO.
  • Students who take applied lessons are required to participate in the FSO.

Audition Excerpts Fall 2019

Please see the audition instructions for each instrument type:
Brass, Woodwind and Percussion players - please CLICK HERE for your audition details.

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