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Join the orchestra and wind band


Auditions are open to all interested musicians; provided that they are of a high enough standard to play in a symphonic orchestra and wind band (must be a Grade 5 or higher level of playing).

UP Symphony Orchestra and UP Symphonic Winds gives first preference to all UP students studying an orchestral instrument as their major in the Department of Music as part of their academic practical requirements.

Auditions will take place  06 to 10 February 2017

08:00 - 16:00

University of Pretoria

Hatfield Campus

UP Arts, Old Arts building, Committee Room

Please follow links below to book an audition time and to download audition material and guidelines

Audition Time slot

Audition Material

Audition Guidelines

Please prepare the follwing parts from your downloaded music:


Haydn Symphony 104 1st Mvt

Toccata for Madiba

Strings – Fuga con Pajarillo the first 39 measures.

Winds and Brass – Ravel Bolero



Holst Suite no. 1 (Three short movements)

Star Wars.

Percussion Concerto from ‘W’ to the end.

All successful candidates will be notified by Friday, 10 February,  22:00. Please note that there is a compulsory orientation day on the 11th February 2017 for all members of the orchestra and wind band.




- Author Zamile Mzizi
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