Auditioning for Membership

General auditions for our concert season are held in late August and early September.

To schedule an audition for an open position, please contact Elana Lorance, MWS Auditions Coordinator, by e-mail at or by phone at (617) 983-1370.

After an audition, you may be selected for either regular membership in the MWS or as a call player.

Membership Openings

Regular membership seats in the MWS are based on standard concert band instrumentation. Auditions for the 2014-2015 season have concluded, however auditions will be scheduled for musicians who are interested in our remaining open positions:

  • English horn
  • Tenor Sax
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • String Bass
  • Percussion
  • Piano

We are currently seeking call players (see below) for all sections. If you have questions regarding auditions/membership, please contact the audition coordinator at

Call Player List

The Metropolitan Wind Symphony maintains a roster of call players for all instruments. These players are invited to fill in when regular members are not available. This could be for a rehearsal, a series of rehearsals, a dress rehearsal and concert, or an entire concert cycle, depending on the need. We are currently seeking call players for all sections, except flute/piccolo.

Call players are an important part of the MWS community and many call players have later joined as regular members as openings occurred. We invite you to audition to become a call member.