Auditions are typically held twice per season: once in mid-August and once in early January. An audition should include 5-6 minutes of music from an étude, solo work, sonata, or concerto movement and should showcase both technical and musical abilities. If you are interested in joining the Orchestra, please send Music Director Lois Ferrari an email that communicates your interest and a brief outline of your performance history.
The ACO is a civic organization and, as such, members pay of dues to help defray the cost of music purchases and rentals, venue fees, staff salaries, equipment moving, program printing, and advertising. ACO dues are $75 per season. If paid by the first concert, you receive one comp ticket to each concert of the season.