Symphony Orchestra at ASU

Symphony Orchestra

The San Luis Valley Symphony is composed of professional musicians, ASU students and community members. Enrollment is open to ASU string, brass, woodwind, keyboard and percussion students. Music from the standard orchestral repertoire is studied and performed each semester such as works by Bach, Beethoven, Haydn and Dvorak and Tchaikovsky.

2016-2017 San Luis Valley Symphony Concerto Competition Rules

Dates Tentative

  1. Open to members of the San Luis Valley Symphony. The minimum age is high school and the level of playing All State level.
  2. Repertoire: The first movement of a standard work for solo instrument and orchestra, about 5 to 15 minutes in length. A complete work can be used if it fits that time frame.
  3. Factors that the decision will be based on will include musicianship, technique, memorization, readiness to perform with orchestra and appropriateness of the repertoire. The expense and difficulty of the orchestra parts may also be taken into consideration.
  4. Auditionees must provide their own accompanist to play the orchestral reduction for the audition and a copy of the music for the judges. Any markings that would identify anyone’s name should be covered.
  5. Memorization is optional.
  6. The decision of the judges will be final. The judges may not chose a winner if none is
    deemed ready to perform with orchestra but will be encouraged to award one.
  7. Winners may not audition again for three years.
  8. Competition dates: tentatively set for April 16, 2016, from 6:00 - 8:00pm. If no one enters or no performer is chosen on April 16, 2016, a second competition date will be Monday, November 7, 2016, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Competition dates and times subject to change, if necessary.
  9. Those wishing to audition should email or send the auditionee's name, email address, phone number, composer and title of work to The application deadline is March 25, 2016, for the April 25, 2016, competition and October 7, 2016, for the November 7, 2016, competition, if needed.
  10. The winner will perform on either a fall or spring concert, to be decided by the conductor in consultation with the soloist.
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