EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AUDITIONS
Mackar also started his gratuitous Auditions of Tchaikovskys works.
These Auditions, in spite of the free admission, were not very well patronised by the Paris public, who were satiated with music.
1590s, "power of hearing," from Middle French audicion "hearing (in a court of law)," from Latin auditionem (nominative auditio) "a hearing, listening to," noun of action from past participle stem of audire "hear" (see audience). Meaning "trial for a performer" first recorded 1881.