Audition for the Orchestra

Sign up for auditions for the 2019-2020 season here!

Our relaxed auditions include 5 to 7 minutes of playing in front of our music director and a general manager. Please prepare two contrasting selections from your instrument's standard repertoire. There is no sight-reading or scales.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at bachsoc [at] or visit us at the Freshmen Activities Fair. You can also check out our FAQ page for more information.


The Bach Society Orchestra hosts two annual competitions - the Concerto competition and the Composition competition - to promote the recognition of musical excellence at Harvard.

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Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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