Calling All Violinists

All Majors Welcome!

Play with the Ohio State Symphony Orchestra

Spring Semester 2018

The School of Music announces openings for Violin I and Violin II. We are seeking Ohio State undergraduate and graduate students who are experienced orchestral violinists. You need not be a music major to participate!

Professor David E. Becker, conductor

JOIN US for the opportunity to play iconic repertoire:

  • 41st Ohio State Jazz Festival – a Charlie Parker tribute concert
  • Leonard Bernstein’s musical CANDIDE
  • Rossini’s William Tell Overture
  • Copland’s Lincoln Portrait
  • Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition


First rehearsal: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

  • Full orchestra—Tuesday & Thursday  •  1:50 – 3:55 p.m.  •  Weigel Hall Auditorium
  • Strings only—Friday  •  1:50 – 3:55 p.m.  •  Hughes Hall, room 109
  • Some rehearsal flexibility is possible to resolve minor class conflicts. Consult with the director


  • Undergraduate Course - Music 2215.01
  • Graduate Course - Music 7215.01

Variable credit hours available, between .5 and 2, to avoid exceeding 18 hours per semester

Auditions for Spring Semester

An individual audition can be arranged to fit your schedule anytime between November 620, 2017. The audition will take approximately 20 minutes.

Email Professor Becker at to arrange an audition time. Provide in your email a list of your high school and/or undergraduate orchestral experience.

Location: 213 Weigel Hall, 1866 College Rd.


  • Prepare a solo work that best demonstrates your technical and artistic proficiency.
  • You will be asked to sight-read excerpts from the third movement of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6.

Professor Becker can email you the detailed Symphony Orchestra syllabus and schedule upon request.

David E. BeckerAbout Prof. Becker



Come hear the Ohio State Symphony Orchestra at their next concert on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. in Weigel Auditorium. FREE and open to the public.