Auditions Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis Auditions currently no formal auditions are scheduled. Please use the contact form requirements to get in touch with us and schedule an individual audition. Most wind sections are full, but we are eager to have additional substitute players on our list. Below are string suggestions for auditions. violin, viola, cello: 3 octave D scale, 5 minute prepared piece, sight reading. bass: 2 octave G scale, 5 minute prepared piece, sight reading. Thank you for your interest in Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis. Civic Orchestra activities are assisted by voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metroplitan Regional Art Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.