The Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra is a solid mix of professional-level, amateur and student musicians. Several musicians have been members of the orchestra since it was formed in 1979! We welcome any member of the community at any stage of their career. Prospective musicians may inquire about auditions by filling out the form on the right side of this page.
SASO rehearses each Wednesday evening, and occasional Tuesday evenings, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. All evening rehearsals are at CATALYST Arts & Maker Space in the Tucson Mall unless otherwise noted. Please arrive early and be ready to tune at 6:55 p.m. Bring a music stand if you have one. Each concert cycle includes approximately seven evening rehearsals, plus a Saturday morning dress rehearsal on the concert weekend. SaddleBrooke concerts are Saturdays at 7:30pm. St. Andrew’s concerts are Sundays at 3 p.m.
Prospective members may inquire about auditions by filling out the form on the bottom of this page.
The success of an orchestra depends on everyone’s dedicated participation. To make the experience a rewarding and satisfying one, we have formalized our attendance policy, which is based on the following principles:
- We ask for your commitment to SASO, but we know that schedule conflicts can occur.
- Our goal is to make as efficient use of rehearsal time as possible.
- Unexpected absences cause the most problems. We can work around expected absences.
- If you will be absent, you should try to make it as easy as possible on those who are present.
Every piece is different in its orchestration and its technical demands. Not every player is asked to play every piece. Seating arrangements may vary from piece to piece. We ask for your cooperation, flexibility and understanding in this.
If you are interested in joining SASO, please fill out the information below. If there are potential openings, SASO will contact you to schedule an audition.
Prospective Member FormNotify SASO that you are interested in joining.
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If you have any other questions, contact us.