The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute Orchestra is a full symphony orchestra. Repertoire consists of standard and contemporary symphonic literature. Orchestra students rehearse with professional musicians and perform under the direction of an internationally recognized conductor.
In addition to orchestral studies, instrumental students will have the opportunity to participate in chamber music as well as other music electives like, jazz studies or composition, providing students a well-rounded musical experience under the daily guidance of faculty coaches.
The instrumental music schedule includes music electives, full orchestra rehearsals, sectional coaching, and private lessons facilitated by instrumental faculty.
Unfortunately, students may not audition on the following instruments: English horn, piccolo, saxophone, contrabassoon, bass clarinet, E-flat clarinet, bass trombone, euphonium (baritone), or harp.
Requirements for Applicants
To apply for the orchestra program, applicants will prepare a live audition on their selected instrument. Each instrument has different audition requirements, but most will consist of 4 components:
- Solo piece of student's choice
- Instrument-specific excerpt
- Sight reading exercise
Select your instrument below to view specific audition requirements.
See dates and locations of the orchestra auditions on the right side of this page, or visit our full audition schedule page here.
Funding for the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute orchestra program is generously provided, in part, by the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Orchestra Endowment Fund.