Thank you for your interest in joining the DC Concert Orchestra. DCCO will be holding auditions for the 2019-20 season on Sunday, August 25 and Sunday, September 8, 2019. There are openings in all string sections, bassoon, contrabassoon and percussion. Auditions for all other brass and wind instruments are for the substitute list. With regrets, we are not accepting flute audition candidates. Auditions are from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20005
Audition requirements, including music excerpts, are available here. We suggest that you study performance examples of each excerpt. Repertoire for the 2019-20 season will be announced mid-summer. The draft rehearsal and concert schedule is available here.
The DCCO Member Handbook is available here. We recommend that you read it to understand the culture and operations of DCCO, and to ensure that we are a good fit for each other.
If accepted, annual dues for orchestra membership are $80. DCCO does not pro-rate membership dues based on the number of concerts you may participate in within the season. Accommodation can be made for those for whom the dues may pose a financial hardship. (More information is available in the Member Handbook under Auditions)
If you wish to audition, please download and complete the form available here. Complete the form electronically please (do not print and fill in with ink and scan back). Mail the completed form to Auditions@DCCOS1.org and we will contact you in early August.
Again, thank you for your interest and good luck!