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The Symphony's mail address is:

Wheaton Symphony Orchestra
Don Mattison, Manager
344 Spring Ave.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137-4826

To view this season's brochure, click here.

You can reach us by phone at 630-790-1430 or by fax at 630-790-9703.

Our e-mail address is info@wheatonsymphony.org

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Ticket Policy

If you can not make it to a concert, you can return your ticket to us. Though we cannot give you a refund, you may take the ticket price as a charitable donation to the orchestra. If you wish to exchange one concert for another, you may according to availability. If you have any questions, please call us.

Prospective Players

Auditions for the 2017 season will be held Saturday, June 10th from 9 AM to 12 Noon. Get the application here, fill it out, and return it as directed. String players are always in demand, and any further openings will be posted below.

Audition Details

They occur right at Glenbard South High School in the Music Department. There are always openings for all string sections, but the wind, brass, and percussion sections have only limited openings. The auditions are short and we provide the music after we receive your application. For questions, please contact us via e-mail or phone.

Woodwinds

Open Positions

Besides general openings in all string sections, the following positions are available:

  • 3rd and 4th Chair First Violin
  • Assistant Principal Second Violin
  • 3rd and 4th Chair Second Violin
  • 3rd and 4th Chair Viola
  • Assistant Principal Bass

Rehearsals

Unless otherwise stated, all rehearsals take place Monday nights at 7:30 PM in the Glenbard South auditorium. The first rehearsal is on Monday, June 26th, and the last is on Friday, August 4th. There is a Monday rehearsal every week except July 3rd. There will be five additional rehearsals on Thursday, June 29th; Friday, July 7th; Friday, August 21st; Friday, July 28th; and Friday, August 4th. All of those are at 7:30 PM.

You should come prepared to each rehearsal, having practiced the home copies of the music. There is generally very little time for spot work, and there are no sectionals. All bowings for the strings are in the parts. If there is a question on bowings, talk to your section leader. For any questions on interpretation, refer those to the director.

Each stand will have an official green folder at rehearsals. Those remain at Glenbard South and are not to be taken home. If you wish to mark your home copy, please do so before or after rehearsal, or during the rehearsal break.