Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra Cello Section

MUS A 42, A 142, A 242

Director: Maxim Kuzin
Teaching Assistant: Anthony Navarro
Class time: Mondays 7-9:30 pm
Class location: Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall (MUSICLLCH)

The Music department is planning for in-person instruction for all performance classes.
If you have specific questions about auditions, or would like to request further information about the UCSB Chamber Orchestra, please e-mail the orchestra TA Anthony Navarro at or Music Director Dr. Maxim Kuzin at
Chamber Orchestra has auditions in the fall for the entire year. Those who are enrolled in the orchestra in the fall do not have to re-audition in the winter or spring quarters to continue playing in the orchestra. For winter and spring quarters, new players (both majors and non-majors) can schedule an audition upon request. All majors and non-majors admitted to the orchestra can re-enroll unless there is a music director's or instrumental studio teacher's concern (in which case the situation can be discussed with the music director, studio teacher, and the student). In the winter and spring quarters, non-major students can be substituted with stronger major or non-major new players who scheduled and passed an audition.

The UCSB Chamber Orchestra invites you to join the ensemble in Fall 2021

The UC Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra presents classics and contemporary favorites from the chamber orchestra repertoire. The ensemble presents three concerts per year, one per each quarter, and is open to majors, non-majors, and community members. Membership is determined by audition.

Audition Information


Fall 2021 Audition Information

The UCSB Chamber Orchestra is excited to plan an in-person Fall 2021 Quarter!

We invite you to join the ensemble in Fall 2021. Below are the steps on how to audition for the Chamber Orchestra.


All new and former UCSB Chamber Orchestra players are required to audition to participate in the orchestra in Fall 2021.


The UCSB Chamber Orchestra audition will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at the Lotte Lehman Concert Hall. The audition will be 12 minutes long and will include a performance of a solo piece, orchestral excerpts, and a few measures of sightreading.

You must sign up for an audition using this link:

Please arrive early to your audition and complete this questionnaire before it: (this is the same questionnaire as under the first link)

Prepare the excerpts listed by instrument, below, and show up for the audition warmed up at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time to warm up. The Orchestra TA Anthony Navarro will meet you at the registration table located at the right-side back entrance to the Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall and will guide you to one of the warm-up rooms.

You will receive the result of your audition in the email on Monday, September 27. Those accepted into the orchestra will get their orchestral parts at the first rehearsal.

The UCSB Chamber Orchestra’s first rehearsal will be held in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on Monday, September 27, 7-9:30 PM. Please refer to the more detailed rehearsal and concert schedule at

We look forward to welcoming you to the orchestra!


Fall 2021 Rehearsal and Concert Schedule:

Rehearsals - Mondays 7-9:30 PM in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall (LLCH)

September 27

October 4, 11, 18, 25

November 1, 8, 15

Monday, November 22, 2019                         Dress Rehearsal          7-9:30 PM LLCH

Monday, November 29, 2019 Dress Rehearsal/Sound Check           5:30-6:30 PM LLCH

                                                                        Concert                       7:30 PM LLCH


Audition Requirements and Excerpts

Please download and print a corresponding file below with the audition requirements for your instrument. Prepare the excerpts and show up for the audition warmed up at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time.






French Horn







Double Bass

A note: If you would like to audition for tuba, keyboard, or harp, please email Dr. Kuzin directly at to arrange the audition and obtain audition materials.