Membership to the Orchestra Gradus ad Parnassum is by audition and/or invitation only.

Applicants aged 10 to 20 are eligible to apply. Exceptions to this age range may be made at the discretion of the Artistic Director.

The annual Auditions are held in early spring. Individual audition appointments are made upon openings in the program, currently they are in cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, trumpet, French horn, trombone and tuba.

To apply, fill out an online application and wait for e-mail with confirmation (make sure to check all inboxes, including “spam”).

$15 non-refundable application fee in cash or by check is required on the day of the audition. Make checks payable to SocialGood (“For Orchestra Gradus ad Parnassum” in memo line).


To apply, fill out an online application:



One or two unaccompanied pieces of music containing slow and fast sections, any scale and arpeggio in different articulations, sight-reading.