The St. Louis Civic Orchestra is composed of musicians in the St. Louis metro area. The main auditions for the Civic are held each fall, but we also hold auditions throughout the year, as needed. The Civic provides a good performance outlet for the serious musician and accomplished amateur alike.

The St. Louis Civic Orchestra will be holding auditions for new member positions and substitute player positions on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 7:30 PM.  

Interested musicians should contact Anne Branch, orchestra administrator.  Please prepare the excerpts found here.  If you are auditioning for a principal position, please also prepare one movement of a solo work.  

Note: It is suggested that you right click each link and choose “Open in New Window” in order to print the parts.

Openings for the 2018-19 season:


Principal Viola

Principal Cello

Principal Percussion

French Horn



All Strings

All Substitute Players (any orchestral instrument)