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Symphonic Orchestra & Chorus

Music 95D. Symphonic Chorus (2 units)

A 120-voice, intermediate-advanced choral ensemble combining UCSD students with community members, which performs a subscription series of masterwork concerts with the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus. Audition Requirements: An audition is required and consists of: 1) vocalizing for range, quality and accuracy of pitch; 2) sight-reading, progressing from easy to more difficult; 3) performance of a song. Prepare a song of your choice (an accompanist is provided, please bring your music, an excerpt is acceptable) from any genre of classical music, art song, sacred, secular, musical theater, or your voice part of a choral work. No pop music. 4) written section designed to demonstrate understanding of music scores; the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus website includes a practice written quiz. Contact Mea Daum, Chorus Manager, at or 858-243-2045 (evenings) to schedule an audition. Auditions are by appointment and will be held in mid-to-late September. For more information visit: or


Music 134/234. Symphonic Orchestra (4 units)

Repertoire is drawn from the classic symphonic literature of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries with a strong emphasis on recently composed and new music. Distinguished soloists, as well as The La Jolla Symphony Chorus, frequently appear with the orchestra. The La Jolla Symphony Orchestra performs two full-length programs each quarter for a total of 6 concert series per season with 2 performances for each concert series.  

Prerequisites for enrolling:  You will need to audition, be accepted to join the orchestra, and cleared by department before being permitted to enroll in the course.   

Additional Description: Students participating are encouraged to enroll for credit.  The course may be repeated six times for credit. 

Audition Requirements: Refer to the La Jolla Symphony website  for application/audition information.  You will receive more audition information after completing/submitting the online application form.  Please contact the Orchestra Manager: Ted Bietz  619-4733-6239 or for any questions relating to joining the orchestra. 


La Jolla Symphony and Chorus