When are auditions held? Regular auditions for string players for the following season are held in May and throughout the summer. Auditions for wind, brass and percussion players are held when the marching contest season is finished, usually in late October or early November.
Can I audition for the orchestra at any other time? Students wishing to join the program at a different time should fill out an audition form and wait to be contacted by the Executive Director. We usually accept students year-round as space allows.
Which ensemble should I audition for? Look at the descriptions of our ensembles on this website under the About tab. Placement in an ensemble is completely based on performance, not age. Look at the posted audition material and decide which group is closest to your current performance level. A private or school teacher might help you with this decisions if you are not sure.
Where will the audition take place? At Redeemer Church Denton, Pinnell Square, 1404 N. Corinth Parkway, Suite 301, Corinth, TX (Across from the Corinth NCTC campus. (It’s the purple building!)
What will happen the day of my audition? When you arrive, you will sign in in the foyer and then be directed to a warm up room. Feel free to come as early as you want so that you will feel relaxed and ready. When it is your time to audition, a runner will come and get you and take you to the audition room. There you will meet some of our conductors and will be asked to perform your music. They know you will be nervous and will do everything they can to help you feel relaxed. After you are finished, you will return to the warm up room to pack up.
What should I wear for my audition? It’s nice to look professional, but wear something that is comfortable to play your instrument in. You will not be judged on your looks.
When and how will I find out my results? You will be notified by email within one week of the date of the last audition.
How do I find out about receiving a scholarship? Please indicate your need on your audition form, and go to the Financial Information page to fill out the Scholarship application. Awarding of the scholarship will occur when you are accepted into the program and we will let you know at the same time that we give you your audition results.