• 2023-24 auditions will be held in-person from August 22-25 at Emory’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.
  • All auditionees must sign up for their audition via Emory’s online eAudition System.
  • Questions or concerns should be sent to Dr. Bhasin.
  • Following the audition period in the Fall, the Department of Music will enroll successful auditionees in ensembles. Students cannot enroll themselves in EUSO.
  • All students must keep the EUSO class rehearsal times free of conflicts so that they are free to accept an invitation to join the orchestra: Tuesdays 4:30pm-6:30pm; Thursdays, 7pm-9pm.


Membership (via audition) is open to ALL Emory students (Oxford & Atlanta, undergraduate & graduate) each year. You do not need to major in music to audition. The EUSO’s roster proudly draws from across all the University’s disciplines each year. 

Students may register for their audition online via our eAudition system here:



New and returning students may select up to six minutes of audition works from the standard solo, orchestral and etude repertoire.  A single piece with contrasting sections is also an acceptable option. Scales and Sight-reading may be required as well. Students are evaluated on the basis of tone quality, intonation, rhythmic accuracy, musicianship, & expressiveness,

Please click here for Percussion-specific audition requirements.

If you have any problems with the eAudition system,  please email Martha Shockey in the Music Department at mshocke@emory.edu.

Admitted Freshmen and returning Emory students may schedule a time for Fall placement auditions by following the link to the eAudition system. The eAudition link will not be live until late June/early July, 2023. Students – particularly incoming Freshmen – who may not yet know their class schedule should schedule their audition regardless and adjust their time if necessary. Remember to keep your schedule free of conflicts during the EUSO course meeting time – Tuesdays 4:30pm-6:30pm, and Thursdays 7pm-9pm (for Fall 2023). This will allow you to join the EUSO following your successful audition.


Sometimes students consider waiting until the second semester of their freshmen year to try and audition; we would strongly recommend against this as a viable strategy. There are rarely spots available in the middle of the season and EUSO members accepted in the Fall play for the entire season (Fall and Spring). 


Prospective students may contact Dr. Bhasin for questions about Woodruff Scholarships, Music Woodruff Scholarships, and Music Liberal Arts Scholarships, and Liberal Arts Scholarships.  More information can be found on our departmental scholarships page, the Emory Scholars page, and our departmental auditions page  or contact Dr. Bhasin for more detailed information.