KJSO Auditions

Guidelines & Requirements

String, Wind, or Brass Audition

  • Perform a solo work which demonstrates a range of techniques and/or 3-4 standard orchestral excerpts
  • Sight-reading
  • Scales may be asked as well in accordance with MSBOA Proficiency Level 1

Percussion Audition

  • Prepare one or more exercises and/or orchestral excerpts on the following:
    • Timpani
    • Snare
    • Marimba or Xylophone

Schedule & Commitment

The KJSO plays challenging repertoire in three regular concerts each season, from September to early May, with weekly rehearsals on Sunday afternoons, from 1:30 – 4:30. Dress rehearsals are on Thursday or Friday evenings before performances. Our first rehearsals of the season take place at an overnight camp just outside of Kalamazoo, which we call Tune-up Camp.


2021-2022 Audition Information:

  • When: June 5th and 6th, 2021
  • Where: TBD (within the Kalamazoo area)
  • How to register: complete the form below
  • Need help or have questions? Contact: