you need to participate, as well as information about scholarships for young musicians.
Participation in the orchestra depends on an audition consisting of two pieces of your choice, if possibile representing different styles and periods. Admission will depend on the result of the audition and available places in the relevant section.
If the chosen pieces require piano accompaniment, it is possible to bring your own accompanist; if you don't have one, please bring the piano scores, one of the conductors will read them first sight.
To fix an audition please fill in the form with your data. The first appointments will be fixed in the week 21-25 September (the exact date will be set soon); those who will not be available in the proposed date can do it later, further dates will be scheduled in the following weeks.
Orchestra rehearsals are usually on Monday evenings from 8.15 to 10.45 pm plus, once a month, an extended rehearsal on a Sunday afternoon/evening; the orchestra usually gives 6/7 concerts per year.
Students of the University of Bologna and Italian conservatories who play in the orchestra are eligible for attendance prizes that are awarded at the end of each academic year. You can find information about these in the Rules and Regulations.
Section leaders are chosen through competitive auditions and receive a stipend for their participation in the orchestra.
There are no auditions set for section leaders at the moment.
To participate in the Collegium Musicum you must become an Association member. The annual membership dues are 20 Euros pfor University of Bologna and Conservatory students and 40 Euros for non-students.