Orchestra Studies at Montana State University offers performance opportunities to music majors and non-majors. An auditioned ensemble, the MSU Symphony is a challenging full-symphony-orchestra with no less than two concerts each semester.

The MSU Symphony Orchestra fosters the highest performance standards while offering its members the opportunity to expand their technical, intellectual, and musical horizons performing symphonic literature of all genres.


2021-2022 Audition Information

Auditions for the 2021-2022 academic year will be held on Monday, August 23 and Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in Reynolds Recital Hall. Winds and cellos and basses will be on Monday, and the violins and violas will be on Tuesday. Please go to the following links to sign up for a specific time.

String Sign up times

Wind Sign up times

Please prepare the following excerpts for the audition. All players will also be asked to play a D natural minor scale for as many comfortable octaves as possible.

Flute Excerpts

Oboe Excerpts

Clarinet Excerpts

Bassoon Excerpts

Horn Excertps

Trumpet Excerpts

Trombone Excerpts

Bass Trombone Excerpts

Tuba Excerpts

Violin Excerpts

Viola Excerpts

Cello Excerpts

Bass Excerpts


2021-2022 Concert Schedule 

Friday, October 15, 2021 - Reynolds Recital Hall

Friday, December 3, 2021 - Noel Concert with the Choirs in Holy Rosary Catholic Church

Friday, March 4, 2022 - Concerto/Aria Concert

Friday, April 22, 2022- Reynolds Recital Hall


Contact the Instructor

Tobin  Stewart, D.M.A.

Tobin Stewart, D.M.A.

Associate Professor
Orchestral Conducting, Music Education