Welcome to the Southland Symphony Orchestra

Musician Auditions

The Southland Symphony holds ongoing auditions for NEW musician members.

The Southland Symphony Orchestra is a volunteer, community orchestra, providing an opportunity for qualified musicians to experience and perform live music of the highest quality. We welcome musicians of all ages and from all walks of life.

Contact us immediately for an audition, by calling (909) 235-9776 or emailing: auditions@southlandsymphony.com


Click here for SSO Audition/Application Form

Click here for SSO Audition form if under 18

Click here for SS Youth Orch Application/Audition form

(Additional auditions for new members are ongoing throughout the year as needed)

If possible, please prepare a concerto mvt or appropriate solo, and a sampling of any standard orchestral excerpts. 

There is plenty of room for community musicians to participate. We especially need and welcome good string players(students are welcome)!



Southland Symphony Rehearsals during our 2017-18 season are generally held on Saturdays from 9:30am until 12pm.

Season Concert Schedule – Sundays at 4pm

NOTE - see also the Musicians' Calendar Page

October 8th -Sunday at 4pm -  Season Opener with Chorus and soloists for part of the concert and Mary Au, piano  Rehearsals begin Sept 2nd. All Beethoven (Egmont, Symphony 8, Choral Fantasy, Hallelujah (Mt. of Olives)

December 10th Sunday at 4pm-  Messiah (with Chorus and soloists. Smaller Orchestra (Baroque size and instrumentation)

January 22nd  - Sunday at 4pm – “An Exceptional Concert" - Not Orchestra This is a fundraising recital featuring Dr. Mann, LizBeth Lucca, and Brian Farrell.Ticketes, $25. atFirst Christian Church Pomona

Spring - date being finalized - Sunday at 4pm - Possible Trumpet Concerto with Cheri Cole

Late May or earlyJune  TBA - Season Finale


Location: Bethel United Church of Christ (Congregational)
536 N Euclid Ave, Ontario CA 91762. CLICK FOR MAP

Please come join us. Feel free to check the Season Schedule page for details.


During the season, you may audition by attending one of our Rehearsals. Regular rehearsals are on Saturdays at 9:30am at Bethel UCC, 536 N Euclid Ave, Ontario, CA  91762/. If you wish to audition at a rehearsal, plan to be early or stay a bit after rehearsal. During the summer, if you wish to audition for next season, please call us at (909) 235-9776 or email Auditions@southlandsymphony.com

If you would like to be a musician member of the Southland Symphony Orchestra, please contact us by phone at (909)235-9776 or email to arrange an audition. Positions are filled based on both playing ability and commitment to the musical ensemble. You are welcome to attend a Saturday morning rehearsal anytime! For more information, email Auditions@southlandsymphony.com

Do keep in mind that community musician members are expected to be in attendance at all rehearsals. For general info about being one of our musicians, or to inquire about hiring our musicians for your event, email us at Musicians@southlandsymphony.com or call us at (909)235-9776.


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Coolcrest Quartet Dec 9 4pm

The Southland Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce this Chambe Music "house concert", which is presented Dec 9th at 4pm (the day before our big Messiah concert on December 10th!) Address for the concert is 1709 Coolcrest Ave Upland CA 91784 This will be a fabulous Musical Weekend!

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Coming Events

  • 12/10/2017
    Messiah - Ontario, CA
  • 01/14/2018
    An Exceptional Concert - Pomona, CA
  • 03/04/2018
    SSO Presents Genius! - Ontario, CA
  • 05/06/2018
    Season Finale - Ontario, CA

Chamber Music & Extras

  • 12/09/2017
    Coolcrest - Upland, CA

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During concert prep our weekly rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 7pm at Bethel Congregational Church.
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Our generous host, Bethel Congregational Church, sponsors the Furry Friends Pet Food Bank.

The pet food distribution is the last Saturday of each month. YOU can help. You can bring bags of dog food to the church, or "buy" a gift here. The Southland Symphony will pass on 100% of any gift for the Pet Food Bank! Please give a gift!