Audition Procedure

Complete and submit the Online Orchestra Audition Application. Someone will respond to your submission.

Choose and prepare a solo of your choice which can be a movement of a concerto, sonata, or something you consider adequately demonstrates your technique and musicality. Download Instrumental Audition Material, practice and prepare the excerpts as indicated.

Note: UCSD students who are accepted into one of these groups are expected to sign up for the ensemble as a music class.

When: Main Auditions will be late September.

Where: Conrad Presbys Music Center (CPMC), UCSD

Driving Directions to Gilman Parking Structure:

On Hwy 5 coming from the North (or South) Exit West on La Jolla Village Drive. Turn Right on Villa La Jolla Drive (next major intersection) and proceed past VA Medical Center to the stop light immediately in front of Gilman Parking Structure. Proceed straight ahead (North) into Gilman Parking Structure. Conrad Prebys Music Center (CPMC) is directly West of the Gilman Parking Structure.
Note: You will need a parking permit for M-F to park at UCSD. There are parking permit machines on each level of Gilman Parking Structure.

To Conrad Prebys Music Center (CPMC) from Gilman Parking Structure: From Gilman Parking Structure, walk West to CPMC which is the large three story building.

Who: Maestro Steven Schick, Ted Bietz (Orchestra Manager), and/or principal players of the LJS will be listening to auditions.

2017-18 Reh/Concert Dates the current season is available here.

General Information About the La Jolla Symphony

With the American Premiere of Philip Glass’ “Cello Concerto”, performances of Mahler’s 2nd Symphony, Bernstein’s “Mass”, Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring”, and Britten’s “War Requiem”, the La Jolla Symphony has established itself as one of the most elite community-based symphony orchestras in the country. The makeup of the orchestra is 10-20% UCSD students, and 80-90% community members with various occupations which include teachers, doctors, engineers, dentists, scientists, college professors, and professional musicians who donate their time. We are a volunteer organization (unpaid), with high expectations, sharing a passion for music, who enjoy the camaraderie, working with a great conductor, and performing cutting edge repertoire.

Thank you for your interest in the La Jolla Symphony.