Auditions for the Stanford Symphony Orchestra (SSO) and Stanford Philharmonia 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., facilities charges, technical services, and honoraria for guest artists).
Auditions will take place in Braun Music Center, room 121 (except for harp and percussion players, audition location to be announced). Please refer to the schedule below for audition dates:
- Incoming freshmen (Stanford Class of 2019) – welcome to The Farm! Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 19, at the end of NSO.
- New and returning members (upperclassmen, graduate students, community members, etc.) – Auditions will be held on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, September 17, 18 and 20.
- Harp and Percussion players – Auditions will be held on Monday, September 21.
To sign up for an audition, click here.
Please note that SSO Annual Fall Retreat (which is mandatory for all SSO members) will take place October 3-4. Also be sure to check out our new season highlights!
The Stanford Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is the largest on-campus student music organization, supported by the Music Department and the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU). Every year, SSO attracts a diverse group of graduate and undergraduate students from across campus, ranging from computer science and aeronautical engineers to English and History majors. Rehearses are on Mondays and Thursdays from 7-9:20 pm.
The Stanford Philharmonia is a select chamber orchestra comprised of about 45 performers. The orchestra offers accomplished student musicians an opportunity to perform a rich repertoire of traditional and contemporary works in an intimate and professional setting. Rehearses are on Tuesdays from 7-9:30 pm.
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 at email@example.com. Questions regarding the audition music can be directed to Anna Wittstruck at firstname.lastname@example.org. General inquiries can always be addressed to email@example.com. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you soon!