The Greenwich Village Orchestra


The auditions for the 2016–2017 season have already occurred. However, we are always happy to hear from talented musicians interested in playing with the orchestra. Please read the requirements below and then email (include your name and instrument) to inquire about future auditions.

About the orchestra

You can read about the orchestra here, and you may also want to learn more about our Music Director, Barbara Yahr, hear the orchestra, read reviews of some past concerts, and see what we performed in past seasons.

The orchestra typically puts on six concerts during a season that runs from October through May. Concerts are usually on Sunday afternoons and are preceded by five to seven rehearsals on Tuesday evenings plus a dress rehearsal the Saturday morning before the concert. Members are not asked to pay dues to play with the orchestra, however regular attendance at rehearsals is expected.



Please prepare two movements from the standard solo concerto or sonata repertoire demonstrating contrasting musical styles and technical work. A movement from a Bach solo work is recommended.

Please note that in most cases we will only review a total of five minutes of playing.


We only have openings for substitute woodwind players at this time.

Please present five minutes of a movement from a standard solo work of your choice, and be prepared to play any excerpt from the following list.




English horn



Contra bassoon


Please prepare five minutes of a movement from the concerto specified, or a work of similar style. You will also be asked to play any excerpt from the following list.

French horn



Bass trombone



Please email for audition requirements.