Orchestra Auditions


Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the Claremont Concert Orchestra!

Works projected to be performed in 2022-23 include Fauré’s Requiem in collaboration with the Claremont Concert Choir and the Claremont Chorale, Debussy’s Nocturnes Nos 1 & 2, the premiere of a newly commissioned piece for electric guitar and orchestra by Pablo Santiago Chin, Tchaikovsky’s suite from The Swan Lake ballet, Sibelius’ Finlandia and much more!

Fall 2022 Auditions

Fall 2022 auditions are scheduled to take place in person during orientation week and the first day of the fall semester. All students who haven’t participated in the CCO before are required to audition. Former orchestra members are not required to audition; however, they are welcome to do so if they would like their prior seating assignment to be reconsidered.

  • Audition materials consist of a short piece of your choice (up to 7 minutes) and the following excerpts from the repertoire that the orchestra will perform in 2022-23.
  • Audition Excerpts.
  • Sign-up for an audition time here.
  • In-person orchestra auditions are scheduled to take place in room PAC 118 of the Performing Arts Complex of Scripps College. A map of the building can be found here.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We are aware that the days before the semester begins can be hectic and completely understand that many students may not have the time to adequately practice before their audition. We will certainly take into account the challenging circumstances while listening to each student. The CCO is a welcoming community and the audition process reflects this. Our main goal is to get to know every student and hear them play so we can determine the seating.

Spring 2023 Auditions

If you are interested in joining the CCO in the spring, contact Prof. Cubek before the end of the fall semester to make an appointment. The audition materials will be the same as those used in Fall ’22 (see above).

If you have questions, please contact Prof. Cubek at dcubek@scrippscollege.edu or dcubek@g.hmc.edu