Princeton University Sinfonia


In September, auditions for Sinfonia run concurrently with auditions for the Princeton University Orchestra. Sign up sheets and more information are available at Students may opt to audition for Sinfonia only, in which case they need only come to the audition with a prepared solo piece. If auditioning for PUO, students must prepare all required material, including a solo piece and the required orchestral excerpts. Often, musicians not accepted into PUO are offered spots in Sinfonia. Audition excerpts can also be found at Musicians interested in joining during the year should contact the conductor. Questions about Sinfonia may be directed to Ruth Ochs, its conductor, at

**Sinfonia’s first rehearsal of the year is Monday, September 16, 2013 in McAlpin Rehearsal Hall starting at 8pm. All students should bring their instruments.  

Sinfonia Rehearsal Schedule

Sinfonia meets every Monday 8-10pm and Thursday 9-11pm in McAlpin Rehearsal Hall (basement level of Woolworth Center for Musical Studies). Extra rehearsals and sectionals are scheduled as needed throughout the semester. Students are asked to be flexible when extra rehearsal is necessary and be serious about their commitment to the regular rehearsal schedule

Annual Sinfonia Concerto Competition

Early each spring semester, Sinfonia holds a concerto competition that is open to members of Sinfonia.  Students audition with accompaniment on a pre-approved movement from concerto repertory. The audition is generally held in early to mid February and the winner performs on the May concert in Richardson Auditorium.

Upcoming Sinfonia Concerts

Thursday, December 12, 2013 7:30PM

Richardson Auditorium

Friday, May 11, 2014 7:30PM

Richardson Auditorium