Admission to the UCBSO is by audition only. Auditions are open to everyone – UC Berkeley affiliates and unaffiliated community members alike. Students may elect to enroll in orchestra for credit upon acceptance to the orchestra after a successful audition.

Regular attendance at twice weekly rehearsals and participation in all public performances is required. The orchestra performs in Hertz Hall, presenting one noon concert and 4-6 evening concerts per semester, as well as Cal Day each year. If you are interested in becoming a member, please view our audition dates and requirements, and sign up for an audition.