About the Salt Lake Symphony
Founded in 1976, the Salt Lake Symphony is one of the area’s most highly respected volunteer driven orchestras. The Salt Lake Symphony is a non-profit organization dedicated to performing quality classical music concerts for the Wasatch Front community. The Symphony performs around 15 concerts per year.
The approximately seventy-five hard-working musicians of the SLS volunteer roughly 10,000 hours annually to accomplish this goal. Although the members of the Salt Lake Symphony come from all walks of life and frequently work full-time in other professions, they hold one thing in common: They play for the love and passion of music. Their dedication as volunteers sets them apart and creates a unique bond.
The Salt Lake Symphony has many regular patrons who choose our concert series simply because they enjoy the spirited performances. Concerts are very economically priced, although additional donations are certainly welcome! We invite you to experience the combined talents of this fine orchestra and attend our next concert.
The Salt Lake Symphony strives to be the area’s best community orchestra. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to performing quality classical music concerts for the Wasatch Front community. Our mission is unique in many respects. Our concerts are inexpensive and informal, drawing an audience that might not otherwise attend a classical music event. We are an amateur orchestra in the purest sense, striving always to increase our connections with community members to keep the beauty and passion of classical music alive. In particular, we are committed to education, and will continue to initiate projects that bring music to children. We are dedicated to providing opportunities to Utah performers, conductors, and composers to display their talents to our audiences.
Auditioning for the Salt Lake Symphony
General auditions are held at the beginning of the season. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
This year's auditions will be held August 16th and 23, 2016, beginning at 7pm. in Rm. 270, warm-ups in Rm. 272. Call Joyce at 801-250-9419 for more info. Principal percussionist, second bassoon, and second trombone auditions will be 8/16. All string sections will audition 8/23. Also, we're taking applications for stage manager.
Repertoire for principal percussionist
- Xylophone—Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon Overture: 1 after 9 to 12; 1 before 36-37
- Glockenspiel--Dukas: Sorcerer’s Apprentice, rehearsal 17-20
- Tambourine--Dvorak Carnival Overture, opening – C, and 8 before U to end
- Cymbals--Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture, Letter N-P
- Cymbals: Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2, 3rd mvt. Reh. 32 to 33
- Snare: Prokofiev: Lt. Kije Suite, 1st mvt.
- Snare: Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, Movement 4, P-R and S-U
- Triangle: Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien, Letter B - C
Repertoire for second bassoon
- Mozart Bb Concert mvt 1, exposition
- Bartok - meas. 9 (w/ pickup) - 24; meas. 165 w/ pickup - 180
- Mozart - meas. 139-171
- Wagner - Beginning to reh A
- Tchaikovsky 6th - 3rd mvt meas. 82-87; 4th mvt. meas. 4-18
Repertoire for second trombone
Please prepare the excerpts listed and also a one or two minute segment of a solo of your choice. This should be a classical solo. Excerpts may be played in any order.
- Requiem by Mozart
- Russian Easter Overture by Rimsky-Korsakov
- Hungarian March by Berlioz
- Valkyrie (The Ride) by Wagner
Throughout the season, auditions for the Salt Lake Symphony are held, by appointment only, on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 p.m. at the rehearsal location. See the Maps & Directions page for location information.
Individuals who are auditioning will be required to perform both a slow and fast segment of a concerto or piece, and a scale of our choosing. Also, be prepared to sight read.
To schedule an audition time, please email or leave a message on our voice-mail. For details, visit the Contact Us page.