Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra Auditions

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If you are a musician and interested in playing in the Alpharetta Symphony, please email alphasopersonnel@gmail.com. We are actively seeking string players, percussionists, contrabassoon, and harp. We are also seeking a principal bassist (paid position).

 

All other instrumentalists are encouraged to inquire about open positions or being added to the sublist. 

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! 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 Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra 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 approximately 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.

About the 2022-2023 Season

The Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra's 2022-23 Season will be a trip around the world. Starting in the United States, we celebrate the 90th birthday of film music legend John Williams with some of his greatest hits. Then, we venture into the Pines of Rome in our concert Wires and Pines. Taking a trip to the Iberian peninsula, our Symphonic Tapas concert explores the syncopated, danceable rhythms and flavor of Spanish-inspired music. Our Organic Fanfare concert puts the organ in the spotlight with Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony. Finally, the AlphaSO places you next to the Louvre with the dusky beauty of French classics, combined with patriotic favorites in honor of Memorial Day. 

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 alphasopersonnel@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.)

2022-2023 Rehearsal & Concert Info

 

Rehearsal Location​

Rehearsal Time

  • Rehearsals and concerts will generally be held on Thursdays from 7:00-9:30pm from September to May.
     

Concert Dates

All concerts at Alpharetta First United Methodist Church unless otherwise noted.
 

  • John Williams Turns 90: September 16 at 8:00pm​​

  • Wires and Pines: November 4 at 8:00pm

  • Symphonic Tapas: February 24 at 8:00pm

  • Organic Fanfare: April 21 at 8:00pm

  • Twilight in Paris: May 29


Contact Us

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

 

Please email alphasopersonnel@gmail.com for available positions before paying dues. Once you are confirmed as a member, please use the button below to pay your dues. All principals are required to pay dues.

Thank you!

 

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!