The New Texas Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra, which means that we are an all volunteer group
who is dedicated to providing the best music in the central Dallas community. Our musicians come from various backgrounds and skill levels. Some are music professionals in their own fields looking to play a new instrument for leisure, some have grown up in youth orchestras and are looking for an opportunity to recapture the magic of playing with a large ensemble, and others are conductors of middle and high school orchestras who want an opportunity to play their instruments again. We even have a number of musicians who are very accomplished professional folk musicians that play traditional American style bluegrass or Irish music who also want to play classical music. If you play an instrument and you like classical music, we hope you will contact us about joining!
Regardless of your background, provided you can play symphony level music, we are interested in having you join the NTSO. We currently have openings in all the string sections as well as tuba. If you are interested, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page! We would love to have you join our group.
The NTSO plays four season concerts per year, including our annual children's concert, along with several additional non-season performances. Our primary concert hall Hamon Hall, which is inside the amazing Winspear Opera House. Hamon Hall, which sits to the right as you enter the main doors of the Winspear, is an ideal venue for us, as it seats up to 250 people and gives us a very intimate, but highly refined performance setting in the midst of the new and exciting Dallas Arts District. Other venues in which we have been privileged to play include the Meyerson Symphony Center and Southern Methodist University's Caruth Auditorium.
We practice most Wednesdays from 7-9:30 pm at the Sammons Center for the Arts in the Dallas Arts District.
Open auditions for new musicians take place at the beginning of each season, but the NTSO accepts auditions for new players throughout the year. Contact Quince Holman at email@example.com for more details. Open string section positions are available in every instrument range. Open wind and brass positions include tuba, but all are welcome to audition to be included in a sub list for positions that are not currently available.
Audition materials should include 5-6 minutes of contrasting music chosen from orchestral excerpts, etudes, solos, sonatas, or concerto movements. Music selections should showcase both technical and musical abilities. No accompaniment is required or made available. Please bring a completed audition form and copies of the excerpts to your audition.
For auditions, please print out the following form, and bring it with you.