Princeton University Sinfonia


New students who are interested in auditioning for Sinfonia should only sign up for an audition on the PUO website ( They only need to bring in a prepared piece, and do not need to prepare the posted orchestral excerpts.

Along with other Department of Music Ensembles, the Sinfonia will be moving to the New Music Building in the new Lewis Arts complex this Fall! Rehearsals will be held in the Lee Family Performance and Rehearsal Room, and instrument lockers will be available in the New Music Building after auditions are completed.

Sinfonia will hold an open house and reading on Monday, September 18 at 8pm. Even if you missed auditions but may be interested in Sinfonia, please come meet us and bring your instrument. Sinfonia is welcoming of graduate student musicians. Regular rehearsals will begin Thursday, September 21. The regular rehearsal schedule is Monday/Thursday 8-10pm in the Lee Family Performance and Rehearsal Room (Room E036, New Music Building).

Please email any questions to Ruth Ochs (rochs at princeton dot edu), and we look forward to meeting and welcoming new musicians.

The Princeton University Sinfonia brings together eager, music-loving students to explore symphonic repertory from four centuries. Though rehearsals may wander briefly into philosophical ponderings and technical observations about music, the orchestra offers an escape from the academic side of Princeton. Students share each other’s company and talents in rehearsal on average four hours each week. Each semester concludes with a formal performance in beautiful Richardson Auditorium. Sinfonia also offers its own members a concerto competition each spring semester. Ruth Ochs is in her twelfth season as conductor of the ensemble.