FOOSA Philharmonic

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Note that audition videos are a required part of your application on You will need to record a video in which you perform two contrasting pieces or movements (one lyrical, one more technical).* No professional videography is required. A video recorded with a smartphone or computer will be good enough.

Questions about FOOSA Philharmonic? Check out our FAQs here!

Please submit your FOOSA Philharmonic application via getacceptd. No application is considered complete until application fee has been received.

Note: For the FOOSA Philharmonic we will accept players of the following orchestral instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute (piccolo), oboe/EH, clarinet (E-flat, A, bass in addition to B-flat), bassoon (contra), French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, and harp. No piano at this time. CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR FOOSA PHILHARMONIC.

*Those who play doubling instruments, please also record yourself performing two contrasting orchestral excerpts on those instruments. More information about FOOSA Philharmonic applications and audition videos can be found on our FOOSA FAQ page. If you have any trouble uploading videos, or have additional questions, just contact us at

*Percussionists: Please submit three videos – one of a snare drum solo or excerpt; one of a marimba solo (2 or 4 mallets) or xylophone excerpt; and one of a timpani solo or excerpt.

*Trombonists/tuba players: instead of a contrasting piece, Dr. Fred would like to hear excerpts. Here’s what to record:

Tenor Trombone:
Piece: standard work of applicant’s choice


  • Mozart: Tuba Mirum from Requiem

  • Ravel: Bolero (solo)

  • Berlioz: Hungarian March, 6 before rehearsal 4 up to 2 after 5. 

  • Wagner: Ride of Valkyries, (major)

  • Saint-Saens: Symphony no. 3 , letter Q to 2 before R

  • Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra

    • Fugue subject, 4 after rehearsal 15 to rehearsal 16, 

    • Rehearsal 50 to 51.

Bass Trombone:

Piece: standard work of applicant’s choice


  • Berlioz: Hungarian March, 6 before rehearsal 4 up to 2 after 5.

  • Schumann: Symphony no 3 "Rhenish", Movement 4, chorale and solo, measures 1-18

  • Respighi: Fountains of Rome, upbeat to rehearsal 11 up to 2 after 14

  • Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra, 'Energisch', 4 bars before rehearsal 14 to rehearsal 14. 

Piece: standard work of applicant’s choice


  • Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries (Major)

  • Respighi: Fountains of Rome, upbeat to rehearsal 11 up to 2 after 14

  • Mahler: Symphony no. 1, movement 3, solo, 4 before rehearsal 3 and finish 2 before rehearsal 4.

  • Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra

    • 4 before rehearsal 6 up to 6 after rehearsal 6

    • 1 before rehearsal 45 up to 2 before 46

    • 7 after rehearsal 50 to 5 before 51.

FOOSA Half-Day

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FOOSA Half-Day Program applicants: please just use the REGULAR, SIMPLE HALF-DAY APPLICATION FORM. Email us at if you have any questions. Thanks!

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Once you learn of  your acceptance to one of our programs, you will need to download, print, complete, and return with required income tax information. (Can be emailed as pdf files to