Please complete the form below to the best of your abilities. Once you have submitted the form, a Diablo Wind Symphony staff member will be in touch to arrange your in-person or online audition/interview. Audition materials will be shared once application is submitted.
Auditions will take place from late April through June 2023 until all ensemble vacancies have been filled.
In person audition/interviews will be conducted at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, CA. Online audition/interviews will involve the submission of a pre-recorded audition followed by a live Zoom interview.
Auditions and interviews will be conducted by the following DWS staff:
Kaitlin Bove, Artistic Director & Conductor
John Meehan, Ensemble Manager
Sohrab Bazargannia, Percussion Instructor
Audition will include the following:
- Full range major scales up to 4 flats and 4 sharps on your instrument (you choose one scale; audition committee chooses one scale)
- Your choice of three prescribed excerpts for your instrument (sent to you once your application is submitted)
- A 30-45 second excerpt of music you have prepared on your own (instrumental solo, etude, portion of school band music, etc.)
- Percussion will be asked to audition on snare, mallets (your choice), and timpani
Rehearsals for the 2022-23 DWS season are taking place on TUESDAYS from 4:30-7:00 PM at Valley View Middle School in Pleasant Hill, CA (mid-August - May). The rehearsal schedule *may* move to MONDAYS and/or slightly later in the day (~5:00-7:30) to accommodate high school release schedules and rehearsal venue. You will be notified once our rehearsal schedule is solidified.
Should you have any questions about auditions or completing this form, please reach out to Dr. Kaitlin Bove at firstname.lastname@example.org
If this form is still accepting submissions, the Diablo Wind Symphony is still accepting auditions.