Fall 2019 Instrumental Auditions (REVISED AUGUST 19, 2019)
Placement auditions for the Fall semester will be held during the first week of classes. All auditions will take place in the Recital Hall except where noted.
Placement auditions for the Fall semester for Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, and Symphony Orchestra will be held during the first week of classes. Note that some auditions will occur the weekend before classes begin. All auditions will take place in the Glidden Recital Hall except where noted. Marching 110 and jazz ensemble auditions are held separately.
Audition schedule signups will be posted about two days before auditions begin, outside of Glidden Room 497. Results will be posted by either Wednesday noon (for Symphonic Band/Wind Symphony) or Thursday noon (for Orchestra).
Winds and percussion: All students wishing to audition for Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, or Symphony Orchestra should prepare the following excerpts. There is no audition required to participate in University Band (MUS 2512/5512); students who are interested in University Band should attend the first rehearsal on Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm in Glidden 101.
Strings: Music majors auditioning for Symphony Orchestra should prepare the following excerpts. Nonmajors auditioning for Symphony Orchestra or Campus Orchestra may alternatively choose to perform a short selection of their choice, and/or scales. Students who wish to only be considered for Campus Orchestra may attend its first rehearsal, Tuesdays 7-9pm in Glidden 494.
Piano, Harp, and Keyboard: Assigned by department.
REMEMBER TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION OUTSIDE OF GLIDDEN 497 STARTING THE WEEKEND BEFORE SCHOOL!
Sunday, August 25 4TH FLOOR RECITAL HALL
1-3pm Flute/Piccolo (3-3.30pm callbacks if necessary)
5-6pm Oboe/English Horn (may be Monday 5-6pm)
Monday, August 26
11.40am-12.50pm Horn ROOM 472
2-4pm Clarinet/Bass Clarinet (4-4.30pm callbacks if necessary) RECITAL HALL
7-9pm Violin/Viola ROOM 101
8-9pm Tuba RECITAL HALL
9-10pm Euphonium RECITAL HALL
Tuesday, August 27
2-4pm Trumpet (4-4.30pm callbacks if necessary) RECITAL HALL
4.30-6pm Cello/Double Bass ROOM 101
8-10pm Percussion 6TH FLOOR PERCUSSION STUDIO
Click your instrument to access PDF copies of the audition excerpts. Specific excerpts from the repertoire will be chosen at the audition, or otherwise notified by the applied faculty; likely excerpts for orchestra selections have also been notated (please use Adobe Reader to view them). Applied faculty may have additional works to prepare and/or sight-reading. Auxiliary instruments (i.e., Piccolo, English Horn, Bass Clarinet, Contrabassoon) may be auditioned at the same time as their principal correlates.
Transposed parts should be played in the correct keys unless otherwise instructed. Prepare first parts (upper divisi) unless otherwise indicated. Unless indicated, please select your own bowings, breaths, and fingerings; feel free to consult with a teacher/professor, as well as online resources such as www.orchestraexcerpts.com.
Flute / Piccolo - callbacks may be asked to play selected excerpts and/or a solo of their choice.
Clarinet / Bass Clarinet - callbacks may be asked to play selected excerpts and/or a solo of their choice.
Horn - NEW: excerpt from Prof. Smith updated Aug. 19, 2019
Trumpet - callbacks may be asked to play selected excerpts and/or a solo of their choice.
Piano/Keyboard/Harp - By division assignment.
Violin - callbacks may be asked to play a concerto/solo of their choice.
Viola - callbacks may be asked to play a concerto/solo of their choice.
Violoncello - callbacks may be asked to play a concerto/solo of their choice.
Double Bass - callbacks may be asked to play a concerto/solo of their choice.