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The Firelands Symphony Orchestra (FSO), a professional orchestra based in Sandusky, Ohio, will be holding auditions this September.


SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

  • The Cleveland Institute of Music:  9:00am to 3:30pm,  Room TBD

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

  • The Oberlin Conservatory of Music:   10:00am to 1:30pm, Room TBD

Openings are in Principal Flute, Harp, Violin, Viola. **

**While openings do not exist for other instruments, musicians are encouraged to audition to be on our substitute list.   If you are not sure of your availability for all concerts, you may still audition for any instrument. 

Please prepare a solo piece plus 2 contrasting orchestral excerpts of your choosing.  You will also need to provide a printed one-page resume at the time of your audition.

The FSO, led by music director and conductor Carl Topilow, plays 5 concerts at the Sandusky State Theater, with two additional outdoor concerts on August 27 and Sept 17.  The concerts this year are on October 7, November 5, December 10, March 10, and April 21, and include 3 rehearsals of 3 hours duration on the preceding Thursday and Friday, and on the day of the concert (general rule).   Rehearsals and concerts take place at the Sandusky State Theater, located in Sandusky Ohio.

Contact Jody Chaffee, Personnel Manager, for an audition time.

  • note2jodyc@frontier.com

Events Rehearsal Schedule




Friday, August 25, 7:15pm - 10:15pm held at         Sandusky State Theatre, 107 Columbus Ave.,            Sandusky, OH 

Sunday, August 27, 1:30pm - 4:30pm held at                       Norwalk Reservoir/Veteran's Memorial Park, 2015 Old State Road, Norwalk, OH  44857

Sunday, August 27, 2017



Thursday, October 5, 7:15pm - 10:15pm @ SST

Friday, October 6, 7:15pm - 10:15pm @ SST

Saturday, October 7, 2:00pm - 5:00pm @ SST

Saturday, October 7, 2017



Thursday, November 2, 7:15pm - 10:15pm @ SST

Friday, November 3, 7:15pm - 10:15pm @ SST

Sunday, November 5, 12:00pm - 3:00pm @ SST

Sunday, November 5, 2017



Thursday, December 7, 7:15pm - 10:15pm @ SST

Sunday, December 10, 12:00pm - 3:00pm @ SST

Sunday, December 10, 2017



Thursday, March 8, 7:15pm - 10:15pm @ SST

Friday, March 9, 7:15pm - 10:15pm @ SST

Saturday, March 10, 2:00pm - 5:00pm @ SST

Saturday, March 10, 2018



Thursday, April 19, 7:15pm - 10:15pm @ SST

Friday, April 20, 7:15pm - 10:15pm @ SST

Saturday, April 21, 2:00pm - 5:00pm @ SST

Saturday, April 21, 2018



All indoor concert rehearsals held at SST

Sandusky State Theatre

107 Columbus Avenue

Sandusky, OH 44870

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