All participants in both orchestras are selected each fall in one general audition; auditions are arranged as needed at the beginning of the spring semester. Both music majors and non-music majors are eligible to participate; and may be selected for either group. During the summer months before the school year begins (usually by July 15th), audition music is posted on the School of Music web site. The fall auditions are held at the end of Welcome Week before the initiation of classes. All auditions are conducted individually and anonymously behind a screen.