Symphony Auditions & Repertoire

UCI Symphony Orchestra auditions take place each year during Welcome Week. Appointments are required.

Specific orchestral excerpts and a portion of a solo work are required each year. For details, please see the packet containing your instrument.

For reference, see the prior year's excerpt packets below. The excerpts here are comparable in difficulty to the ones required for the upcoming year. The prior year's excerpt packets are for reference only. This coming year's audition excerpt lists and signups for audition times will not be posted until early September.

2023-2024 String Excerpts are here.

2023-2024 Woodwind excerpts are here.

2023-2024 Brass excerpts are here.

2023-2024 Percussion and Harp excerpts are here.


Contact Dr. Pope at with any questions or issues not addressed here.


The Conductor

Dr. Geoffrey Pope has been recognized through numerous appointments, commissions, and awards as a conductor and composer. Pope’s musical work has taken him throughout the United States and Europe, where he seeks to present provocative and engaging performances that have a strong cultural impact. He joins UCI in 2022, having led in an interim capacity in the spring quarters of 2019 and 2021. For more information, click here.