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Kettle Moraine Symphony Auditions


The orchestra currently has a few openings for violin, viola and cello.

If you are interested in auditioning for an open seat or for the sub list, please email orchestra to schedule an appointment.

KMS welcomes audition inquiries at any time, as our needs may change throughout the season.

Kettle Moraine Symphony in concert

Trumpet Auditions

KMS is currently seeking candidates for Principal Trumpet, Assistant Principal Trumpet and 3rd Trumpet.

Auditions will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in the auditorium at UW - Washington County, 400 University Drive, West Bend, WI 53095.

Application deadline: Friday, January 12, 2018

Audition requirements:

  1. Verify your availability for all rehearsals and concerts (see schedule below)
  2. Prepare solo piece of your choice, demonstrating your technical skills
  3. Download this PDF of required orchestral excerpts:
  • Bach, Christmas Oratorio
  • Beethoven, Leonore Overture 2
  • Mahler, Symphony 5, 1. Trauermarsch
  • Mussorgsky/Ravel, Pictures at an Exhibition
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade
  • Shostakovich, Symphony 5, I and IV

Interested candidates should email the following information to

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Mailing address
  • Cell number
  • Please attach a résumé or brief summary of your playing experience.

If you are unable to add the attachment, please paste the résumé text into the body of your email, or mail a paper copy to:

Kettle Moraine Symphony
Attn: Trumpet
P.O. Box 52
West Bend, WI 53095

Rehearsal and Concert Schedule for the remainder of 2017-18 season:

March 4 - A New American Frontier (with Concerto winner)

  • Leroy Anderson: Bugler's Holiday
  • Leroy Anderson: Clarinet Candy
  • Copland: Appalachian Spring
  • John Williams: The Cowboys Overture
  • Youth concerto competition piece, TBD
Thursday2/8/187:15 p.m.rehearsalOur Savior's Lutheran, West Bend
Thursday 2/15/187:15 p.m.rehearsal Our Savior's Lutheran
Thursday 2/22/187:15 p.m.rehearsal Our Savior's Lutheran
Thursday 3/1/187:15 p.m.rehearsal Our Savior's Lutheran
Sunday 3/4/183:00 p.m.CONCERT Our Savior's Lutheran

May 6 - In the Beginning
Haydn: The Creation

Thursday4/19/187:15 p.m.rehearsalOur Savior's Lutheran, West Bend
Thursday4/26/177:15 p.m.rehearsalOur Savior's Lutheran
Thursday5/3/177:15 p.m.rehearsalHoly Hill, Hubertus
Possible Saturday5/5/17TBDrehearsalHoly Hill
Sunday5/6/173:00 p.m.CONCERTHoly Hill