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. 

2020-2021 auditions will be held during the first full week of class beginning on August 25th and concluding on August 28th. Our first rehearsal will be on Tuesday, September 1st in Tharp Rehearsal Hall, 6pm-7:15pm.

Once the system is “live” in mid-July, you may register for your 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. Instrument-appropriate major scales will be asked for (in whatever pattern you are used to) and a sight-reading excerpt will be provided. Students are evaluated on the basis of tone quality, intonation, rhythmic accuracy, musicianship, expressiveness, and reading ability.

Please click here for Percussion-specific audition requirements.

If you have any problems with the system,  please email Martha Shockey in the Music Department at

Admitted Freshmen and returning Emory students may schedule a time for Fall placement auditions by following the link to the eAudition system. THE AUDITION LINK WILL BE PUBLISHED UNTIL SUMMER 2020! Students – particularly incoming Freshmen – who may not yet know their class schedule should go ahead and schedule regardless and adjust their time if necessary. Please keep your schedule free of conflicts during rehearsal times – Tuesdays 6-7:15pm; Thursdays 7:45-9pm.


Sometimes students wait 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  Music Woodruff Scholarships and Music 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.