Audition & Membership Information

Auditions are now closed.  If you would like to be notified when audition sign-ups for the new season are open, click here.

Auditions for the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and the Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra are open to all members of the Stanford community (i.e., students, faculty and staff).  Although Stanford students are given priority, we also welcome musicians from the local and non-Stanford community.  

There is no fee for audition.  Upon joining, a participation fee of $80 may apply per quarter for local and non Stanford community members.  The fee will help offset some of the program expenses (i.e., facility rental, technical services, and honoraria for guest artists). 

Each audition will be 8 minutes long and consists of a solo work of your choice, as well as chosen orchestral excerpts. (All of the required orchestral excerpts can be found here.)

If you have any questions regarding audition scheduling or if you would like to audition but can’t make any of the slots, please email Linh Tran, the orchestral studies administrator, at Musical questions regarding the audition can be directed to our music director, Maestro Jindong Cai at Finally, general inquiries can always be addressed to Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you soon!