Our 2024-25 Performance Application is Now Open Through June 30!

Avanti Orchestra Auditions

Avanti Orchestra is a community orchestra based in Washington, DC. It comprises approximately 65 musicians. Performance venues include Cultural Arts Center, Church of the Epiphany, Schlesinger Concert Hall, and the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.



Auditions for String Musicians
Schedule with Orchestra Manager and include a brief bio of music experience. Until further notice, all auditions will be by virtual submission. Instructions will be emailed upon request.


Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
A half-block walk from Metro Center (Red, Orange, Blue Lines) or a 15-foot walk from Gallery Place (Green, Yellow, and Red Lines. Use G and 9th St exit)


String instruments excerpts are linked below. Other instrumentalists should use the contact form to request instructions.

Violin Viola Cello Double Bass

Virtual Submission

An applicant for Avanti Orchestra may opt, in lieu of a live audition, to submit a virtual audition in video (not audio) format via YouTube. Video audition submissions may be submitted at any time during the year. FMMC endeavors to provide a decision within one month of submission.

FMMC has the right to refuse submission materials if they are not submitted correctly and following these guidelines.

Please view the specifications for a virtual audition here:

Virtual Submission Specs


For questions, or to schedule an audition, please use the contact form below.

If scheduling an audition, please include a brief bio of music experience.