Hip Hop Orchestrated (HHO) is an arts organization that believes music has the power to connect people of various backgrounds in a vary geniue way. We are creating musical blends and mash-ups between the sounds of Hip Hop and Orchestral music to create what we have deemed to be  "Orchestral Soul." We want people to feel the music of Hip Hop Orchestrated on a deeper emotional level. We stive to help these Hip Hop Orchestrated music listeners connect with one another. We create music to help people build genuine friendship through the music fellowship created during a Hip Hop Orchestrated performance.

Explore the Hip Hop Orchestrated Innovation Ensemble soundCloud.

the playlist

Explore the musical repertoire that inspires Hip Hop Orchestrated!  Check out our Spotify Playlist. You are invited recommend songs!  Simply add a song to our Spotify Collaborative Playlist titled "Hip Hop Orchestrated." Once you add your recommended song to the playlist, we will give it a listen and consider integrated in one of our live shows. Take a look at the songs currently on the list. If the song you have in mind is Hip Hop, Dancehall, Reggae, Soul, Jazz, Orchestral, or a blend of those genres, add on my friend! 


HHO Auditions

HHO is always open to bringing on up-and-coming talented musicians, music composers, music arrangers, beatmakers, Hip Hop lyricist, vocalists, poets, dancers and dance crews. We will be hosting auditions in the month of October.

We are looking for performers well-versed in the art of "freestyle" and who also have a traditional arts background through classical music training or an informal arts apprenticeship with a working artists/musician.

Skill level is not the only determing factor at Hip Hop Orchestrated. We are looking for performers who have a deep desire to use their art to improve the human condition through charitable community work. The vast majority of our gigs are paid, but we expect our HHO performers to participate in a select few community giveback performance throughout the year.

Audition Guidelines

How To Apply: Those artists interested in joining the Hip Hop Orchestrated Ensemble must fill out the HHO Application Form, submit a YouTube audition video, along with a liink to their resume, using our online application form. In the section below you will find information regarding the YouTube audition video requirements.

HHO YouTube Audition Video

  • You will be required to play snippets from four differents songs during your YouTube audition. (Details of song slection can be found in the "YouTube Audition Song Selection" section.) 

  • YouTube Audition song sequence:

    1. One of the HHO Assigned Song

    2. Artist selected Classical/Jazz Standard

    3. Same song used for the "Artist slected Standard" reinterpreted into a Hip Hop Version

    4. Artist selected Hi p Hop Song accompaniment Improvisation

  • YouTube Audition Video title format: "[Insert Your Name] Hip Hop Orchestrated Audition Video for October 2017"

  • Make sure your video is "Public" so it can be accessed for viewing during the digital audition evaluation process

  • Audition videos should be no longer than 8 minutes

YouTube Audition Song Selection


Below you will find a list of required songs to study for the audition based on your instrument, vocal styling, or dance style. Select only one song from the list.

  • Streets of NY - Piano, Drum Kit, Breakdancer
  • 10 Crack Commandments - Solo for the DJ to scratch, Drum Kit
  • Big Poppa- Piano
  • Dead Presidents- Woodwinds, Spoken Word Artists, Hip Hop Artists
  • Spottieottiedopaliscious- Brass, Double Bass, Hip Hop Dance Freestyle
  • Rich Ni**az- Snare Drum, Quad Drums, Interpretive Dance 
  • Needed Me- Strings, Interpretive Dance, Vocalists 
  • Ave Maria- Beyonce, Steve Wonder or Charlotte Church style for Vocalists
  • Ave Maria-  All instrumentalists, Ballet Dancer
  • I Know I Can- Hip Hop Artists 
  • Piano & I - Piano, Drummer 




  • Classical Standard or Jazz Standard



  • Classical Standard or Jazz Standard (Hip Hop Version)



  • Hip Hop Song Accompaniment (Improvised)