Audition as a conductor

As a student-run organization, the Bach Society Orchestra is led by an undergraduate Music Director and works with student guest conductors in our performances throughout the year.

The Bach Society Orchestra holds auditions for the following season's conducting opportunities at the end of each spring semester. We welcome conductors who are Harvard College undergraduates and are passionate about advancing the artistic vision of the orchestra to apply. Applicants should expect to conduct the orchestra with pieces from our repertoire and participate in an interview process with members of the orchestra.

More information will be available as the audition date approaches.


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

More Details

Orchestral auditions for the 2017-2018 season have concluded. Check back again for details on next season's audition schedule! To learn more about the process, please click on the link below.

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