The PEI Symphony Orchestra – Auditions


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The PEI Symphony Orchestra is a group of dedicated professional, community and student musicians, united in their pursuit of delivering high quality live orchestral music to Islanders.  We seek experienced musicians who enjoy the challenge of diverse repertoire, and are currently auditioning for all orchestral sections (winds, brass, strings and percussion) to complement our season roster and substitution list.

There are four concerts each season (October / November / February / April), all on Sunday afternoons (2:30 pm) at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown.  Rehearsals take place on the weekend of each scheduled concert at the Confederation Centre and/or UPEI as required (Friday evening / Saturday all day / Sunday dress rehearsal).


What to Expect

  • Auditionees will meet with the appropriate section leader, an associated section leader, and the Personnel Manager. Prospective orchestra members will be asked to prepare one piece of music chosen by the applicant that highlights their skill, as well as two or three excerpts chosen by section These excerpts may be chosen from repertoire to be performed in the next season and will be supplied to the candidate by the PEISO.
  • Auditions will take place at The Haviland Club (2 Haviland Street, Charlottetown) in June on the following dates (times will be determined based on availability):
    • Monday, June 5
    • Monday, June 12
    • Sunday, June 18
    • Monday, June 19
  • Successful candidates will be added to a list of substitute musicians. Once the season programme is finalized and announced, the Personnel Manager will communicate to new members which concerts they may be requested to perform in and/or be a substitute for.


How to Apply:

Auditions may happen at anytime. If you are interested in being part of this dynamic musical organization, please contact and include a cover letter highlighting your past experience, along with a brief resume of performance experience and one letter of reference (if you are a student, please list your teacher as the reference).