The Harvard Pops Orchestra Audition Form
Thanks for your interest in Pops! Submit this form by 5pm EST on Sunday 9/6
- We'll be in touch the following week to schedule a brief Zoom session to get to know more about you and have you complete a quick sight-reading exercise
- Your audition recording should be from within the last year or so, around 2-3 minutes long (or longer, if you wish!)
Cell phone number
Additional instruments you may play
i.e. piano, piccolo, mouth harp, garden hose, etc.
Link to recording of your audition piece
A YouTube or Google Drive link to a video of your solo piece
Check all that apply regarding your interest in Pops
This won’t have an effect on anything; we’re just curious, so be honest!
I’m just dying to play with Pops this year because I think you’re awesome!
I’m just hoping some orchestra will take me and I’ll play with them.
I’m considering doing Pops in addition to another orchestra on campus.
I’m auditioning for several orchestras and I’ll choose one later.
Pops? I thought this was the Hasty Pudding audition. What am I supposed to do with this shark costume?!
What piqued your interest in Pops?
Check all that apply
I met you at an activities fair
I googled “Harvard orchestra” and/or discovered your website
I attended a concert
Word of mouth
The voices in my head.
Do you have any other skills or interests we should know about?
Composing, arranging, conducting, filmmaking, writing, gator wrestling, etc.
What is your favorite film score?
*Optional Creative Essay*
This section will have no effect on your audition but we’ll give you an extra lollipop if you make us laugh! In the space below, answer one of the following prompts: (1) How did you get into Harvard? Fictional please. (2) Describe your most awkward audition experience. (3) Write your best orchestra joke - all formats accepted (long-form, knock-knock, visual, haiku, etc.)
Anything else you'd like us to know?
We're happy to answer any questions you might have!
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