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Audition Requirements for Orchestra Performance


Interested musicians should e-mail the Orchestra Manager at orchestra@fmmc.org and avantiorchestra@gmail.com to arrange an audition, which generally requires the candidate to prepare a selection of his or her choice and two orchestral excerpts (sent in advance) and play them before an orchestra audition committee. Performers who have FMMC Solo or Chamber Performance membership may play in the orchestra at the invitation of the orchestra committee.

DATE & TIME: Thursday, January 25, 2018, beginning at 7:30 pm.

LOCATION: Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street NW, Washington, DC. A half block walk from Metro Center (Red, Orange, Blue Lines) or 10-15′ walk from Gallery Place (Green, Yellow, and Red Lines. Use G and 9th St exit.).

CONTACT: Interested players should contact Nan Cooper (orchestra@fmmc.org and avantiorchestra@gmail.com) to schedule a time. Please include a brief bio of music experience.

ABOUT: Avanti is a volunteer (community) orchestra of approximately 65 musicians. Venues include Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Cultural Arts Center, and Church of the Epiphany.


  • Saturday, September 16, 2017, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, November 19, 2017, 4:00 pm
  • Friday, March 9, 2018, 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 2, 2018, 7:30 pm

Except for the June concert, rehearsals are held at 1317 G Street NW, Washington, DC, 7:30-10:00 pm, on Tuesdays and Thursdays before each concert. Six rehearsals are held for string players, four rehearsals for woodwinds and horns, 3 rehearsals for all other sections. The June rehearsals are held the week before the concert at Montgomery College, Rockville, MD.

VISIT US: Avanti Orchestra Performance Opportunities

EXCERPTS: String instruments excerpts are listed below. Other instrumentalists should contact orchestra@fmmc.org and avantiorchestra@gmail.com for instructions.