AlphaSO Auditions

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Interested in joining the AlphaSO?

If you are a musician and interested in playing in the AlphaSO, please email alphasopersonnel@gmail.com. We are actively seeking string players at this time, however all other instrumentalists are encouraged to inquire about open positions. 

General Information

*Rehearsals and concerts this season will be in person, however we will pay close attention to State of Georgia health guidelines. 

Are you an instrumentalist looking for a place to do what you love?  Join the Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra (AlphaSO)! Our orchestra is comprised of amateurs and local professional musicians who are passionate about music. Auditions are generally held in August each year for open positions.  Some positions are paid, while others are volunteer. If you are interested in joining, please see information below regarding requesting a private audition.

Auditions for the AlphaSO are generally held each August prior to the concert season, which runs from September through May.  Read more about rehearsals, becoming a member, and dues below.

The concert season includes 4 to 5 concert events with music ranging from challenging orchestral works of great composers to holiday classics and some pop music.  Opportunities to play in smaller chamber ensembles also exist.

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In order to audition for the Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra you must be 18+.  High school students or younger are encouraged to audition for the Alpharetta Youth Symphony Orchestra (AlphaYouthSO).

About the 2021-2022 Season

The AlphaSO is proud to announce our new 2021-2022 Season, American Mosaic. This season we want to dedicate some time to reflect on the spirit, beauty, strength, and vulnerability of America as we remember the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Our concerts will be centered around American composers and compositions inspired by America. We will feature Howard Hanson's Romantic Symphony, Henry William Fry's Niagara Symphony, Antonin Dvorak's New World Symphony, and a Roaring 20s themed pops concert in the park!  

2021-2022 Season Audition Info

Audition Location

  • ​Zoom auditions will be held until all positions are filled. Sign up now for an audition by emailing alphasopersonnel@gmail.com.

Audition Dates

  • ​Zoom auditions will be held until all positions are filled. Sign up now for an audition by emailing alphasopersonnel@gmail.com.

Audition Requirements

Please email alphasopersoonnel@gmail.com to find out more about requirements.

 

NOTE:  All wind instrumentalists must have access to the common auxiliary instruments of their family type (ie. piccolo, bass clarinet, contrabassoon, English horn, A or E-flat clarinet, etc.).  All percussionists must have reasonable access to smaller auxiliary instruments (ie. snare, woodblock, cymbals, castanets, triangle, toms, etc.)

2020-2021 Rehearsal & Concert Info

 

Rehearsal Location

Rehearsal Time

Rehearsals and concerts will generally be held on Thursdays from 7-9pm from Sept. - May.
 

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AlphaSO Musician Membership

Musicians who are accepted into the AlphaSO, ​must complete the following (to be sent via email):

  1. AlphaSO Policies and Release Form 

  2. COVID-19 Liability Waiver 

Musicians must bring a solid-backed, black music stand to rehearsals and concerts and please bring a stand light with batteries if you will need.  Concert dress will be determined for each performance and communicated via email.

The cost to join as a volunteer or paid principal member is $100 ($50 per "semester"), with two "semesters" as follows: 

  • August/September - December

  • January - May

 

The cost is reduced to $85 if membership is paid for by September at the beginning of the fall season.

play your part

We are a growing organization with many opportunities for you to share your talents with us.  Come be a part of the AlphaSO!