Are you a musician? The Collegium Musicum orchestra is waiting for you! This page provides all the information
you need to participate, as well as information about scholarships for young musicians.


Participation in the orchestra depends on an audition consisting of two pieces of your choice, if possibile representing different styles and periods. Admission will depend on the result of the audition and available places in the relevant section.

If the chosen pieces require piano accompaniment, it is possible to bring your own accompanist; if you don't have one, please bring the piano scores, one of the conductors will read them first sight.

To fix an audition please fill in the form with your data.

Orchestra rehearsals are usually on Monday evenings from 8.15 to 10.45 pm plus, once a month, an extended rehearsal on a Sunday afternoon/evening; the orchestra usually gives 6/7 concerts per year.

Students of the University of Bologna and Italian conservatories who play in the orchestra are eligible for attendance prizes that are awarded at the end of each academic year. You can find information about these in the Rules and Regulations.



Section leaders are chosen through competitive auditions and receive a stipend for their participation in the orchestra. Section leader positions, for the academic year 2023-2024, are available for:
- cello
- bass
- flute
- clarinet
- horn
- trumpet.

You may consult the participation method and criteria by downloading the current competition guidelines. Deadine: 14th September 2023 at 12am.




To participate in the Collegium Musicum you must become an Association member. The annual membership dues are 20 Euros for University of Bologna and Conservatory students and 40 Euros for non-students.