Department of Music

Auburn University/Community Orchestra

The Auburn University/Community Orchestra performs several times each season and is open to all university students and community members based on the instrumental needs of the group and successful audition.

List of repertory, soloists, conductors, and concert artists of recent decades.

Contact: Howard Goldstein, Music Director
Audition required: Yes
Open to: Auburn University students of all majors and community members

2017-2018 Performance Schedule

Sunday, October 1, 2017, 4:00 P.M. Pebble Hill Lawn (admission free)

Arts and Humanities Month Concert, "Music for Dancing Feet"

HANDEL/HARTY: Water Music Suite
DVORAK: Slavonic Dance Op. 46, No. 3
STRAVINSKY: Infernal Dance from The Firebird
PONCHIELLI: Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda
COPLAND: Saturday Night Waltz and Hoedown from Rodeo
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio Espagnol

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7:30 P.M., Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, AU

IGLESIAS: "El amante menguante" from Talk to Her
GRIEG: Holberg Suite
MOZART: Concerto in A Major, K. 622
          David Odom, clarinet

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7:30 P.M., Telfair Peet Theatre, AU

Winners of Concerto Competition

HAYDN: Symphony No. 100, “Military”

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7:30 P.M., Telfair Peet Theatre, AU

SCHUMANN: Manfred Overture
RACHMANINOV: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
          Jeremy Samolesky, piano
ELGAR: Enigma Variations

Unless otherwise indicated, general admission is $10, children/students with ID, $5. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online.  Purchase online tickets.



Auditions for the 2017-2018 season will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Monday, August 21 and Tuesday, August 22 in Goodwin 128. No appointment is necessary. Alternatively, auditions may be arranged by contacting Music Director Howard Goldstein at 334-844-3167 or

Auditions will consist of the following:

1. A solo of the candidate's own choosing, such as the first movement of a standard concerto or sonata, or any piece that demonstrates both technical and lyrical abilities.

2. Orchestral excerpts (available below in PDF format)

If material on a page is bracketed, play only that material; otherwise play the entire page. If you are not familiar with these excerpts, please listen to recordings of them so that you will be aware of proper tempi, style, etc. If you play an auxiliary wind (piccolo, English Horn, bass clarinet, contrabassoon, etc.) and would like to audition on that instrument as well, contact Howard Goldstein at for appropriate excerpts.















Tenor Trombone

Bass Trombone




Last Updated: August 17, 2017