Audition FAQ

Was my application successful? I haven’t received a confirmation mail, yet.

  • Your application will be processed by a member of the administration. Afterwards you will receive a confirmation mail. Due the large number of applications please understand that the confirmation can take some time.


Which movement of the violin concerto of my own choice do I have to play?

  • Please prepare the first movement including the cadenza


Can I play Beethoven’s violin concerto instead of a romantic concerto?

  • Yes


Are the secondary instruments mandatory?

  • Secondary instruments are optional but appreciated


As a saxophone player do I have to audition for every single instrument?

  • It is not mandatory to apply for every instrument, but it is appreciated!


How can I apply for the drum set part for the West Side Story?

  • To apply for the drum set please register for the audition. Afterwards please send a video to orchesterakademie@shmf.de Please send the video link until January the 31st.


Can I hand in a video audition?

  • In individual cases we accept video auditions. Please contact orchesterakademie@shmf.de

Is there a fee to take part in the audition?

  • Yes. The fee is 40 Euro. For musicians in south America it is 10 Euro.


I have registered for the audition but have to cancel it. Will the fee be reimbursed?

  • Once the fee is paid it cannot be reimbursed


I am only a couple of weeks older/ younger than the age limit. Can I still take the audition?

  • No


Is there an accompanist at the audition?

  • No. You can bring your own accompanist but it is not mandatory. We cannot guarantee a piano at every audition location. If you plan to bring an accompanist please send an email to orchesterakademie@shmf.de to ask if there is a piano available.


When do I have to be at the audition location?

  • Please be there at least 30 Minutes before your audition. It is advisable to be there early enough to warm up. There will be warm up rooms available.


When will I receive my audition time?

  • Due a number of cancellation we send out the individual audition times approximately one week before the audition to avoid waiting times.


When will the results of the audition will be released?

  • The results will be sent by email at the beginning of March. 


What is the audition procedure?

  • There are five applicants per hour. There will be a schedule with the order for the audition. When it is your time please go to the audition room. There will be no staff to pick you up for your audition.