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: southlandsymphony@gmail.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 14th   - 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 southlandsymphony@gmail.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 southlandsymphony@gmail.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 southlandsymphony@gmail.com or call us at (909)235-9776.


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Many of our community orchestras and other arts organizations are having to close their doors. We want to keep ours open. Please help by sending us a gift today. Use this "Donate" button to choose your own amount


Chamber Music Workshop

Friday Jan 5 - Sunday Jan 7, 2018

Register for the Chamber Music Workshop- see the web page for full info.

Pay registration fees here ($50/person or $125/group of 3 or more)

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Exceptional Concert Tix

Sunday January 14, 2018 at 4pm  at First Christian Church in Pomona

An Exceptional Concert

Ticketed event - $25 (students and children free)

First Christian Church 1751 N Park Ave Pomona CA 91768

Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann,  LizBeth Lucca , Brian Farrell in Recital

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(They will be held for you at the Will-Call table - not mailed)

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SSO Chorus at Carnegie Hall

The SSO Chorus has been invited to participate in a Presidents' Day performance of the Mozart Requiem. Singers and/or "VIP Guests/Patrons" planning to participate must contact us and pay the initial deposit of $425 by Wed Dec 13, 2017. Contact Dr. Mann (drmann@ssochorus.com) to deliver a check or use the PayPal Button below. (The button may be used for singers or "VIP guests"). Balance to be paid by mid-January. Additional travel costs will be determined - There are possible group rate discounts depending on # of participants.

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Coming Events

  • 03/04/2018
    SSO Presents Genius! - Ontario, CA
  • 05/06/2018
    Season Finale - Ontario, CA

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During concert prep our weekly rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 7pm at Bethel Congregational Church.
Next event "Beethoven for All" (Choral Fantasy & Hallelujah)
Rehearsals begin Sept 5th
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Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann, Music Director & Conductor

Live Symphonic Music for our communityDr Mann

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Phone (909) 235-9776

Email: info@southlandsymphony.com

536 N. Euclid Ave Ontario CA 91762


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Please Help!



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!