Amherst College attracts many of the finest student instrumentalists who are interested in maintaining a balance between serious academics and high standards of musical performance. The instrumental program is designed to offer conservatory-like experiences--both in terms of ambitious repertoire and professional coaching and master classes--while recognizing that most of its students ultimately will be pursuing careers in law, medicine, business, and other professional fields of study.


How do I audition for the Amherst Symphony Orchestra?

Just sign up for a 15-minute hearing during Orientation period on the sign-up sheet in the lobby of the music department. Hearings will be conducted during the last two or three days of Orientation; the times and place may vary from year to year so please consult your Orientation Guide.