Spring 2017-18 Instrumental Auditions

Placement auditions for the spring semester will be held during the first week of classes. All auditions will take place in the Recital Hall except where noted.

Schedule (Revised January 9, 2018)

Placement auditions 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.

 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPRING 2018:

Because of the Wind Symphony recording project, Large Ensemble auditions will occur differently than usual. SELECT WINDS AND ALL PERCUSSION will audition on Monday and Tuesday, January 15 and 16, 2018. SELECT STRINGS will audition on Thursday, January 18, 2018. 

Audition schedule signups will be posted about two days before auditions begin, outside of Glidden Room 497. Results will be posted by Wednesday noon.

Winds and percussion: All students wishing to audition for Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, or Symphony Orchestra should prepare excerpts provided by principal faculty. There is no audition required to participate in University Band (MUS 2512/5512).

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.

Monday, January 15

  • TBA

Tuesday, January 16

  • TBA
  • 7pm- Percussion (in 600c)

Thursday, January 18

  • 3-4.30pm Violins
  • 4.30-5pm Basses
  • Cellos and Violas--auditions TBA (not first week)

Please complete the audition registration form prior to performing your audition.

 

Excerpts

 

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 below or by the applied faculty. Applied faculty may have additional works to prepare and/or sight-reading.

WIND AND PERCUSSION EXCERPTS AVAILABLE THROUGH PRINCIPAL FACULTY STRING EXCERPTS FOUND HERE OR THROUGH BLACKBOARD.

Transposed parts should be played in the correct keys unless otherwise instructed. Prepare first parts (upper divisi) unless otherwise indicated. STRING excerpts are from a MYSTERY work and/or Barber Violin Concerto excerpt.

  • Flute-NO AUDITION
  • Oboe-SEE FIALA 
  • Clarinet-SEE RISCHIN
  • Bassoon-NO AUDITION
  • Saxophone-SEE JAMES
  • Horn-SEE C. SMITH
  • Trumpet-SEE SCHLABACH
  • Tenor Trombone-SEE BORGES
  • Bass Trombone-SEE BORGES
  • Euphonium-NO AUDITION
  • Tuba-NO AUDITION
  • Percussion-SEE BRAUN
  • Piano/Keyboard/Harp - By division assignment.
  • Violin - AUDITION THURS 1/18 3pm
  • Viola - AUDITIONS TBA (AFTER WEEK 1)
  • Violoncello - AUDITIONS TBA (AFTER WEEK 1)
  • Double Bass - AUDITION THURS 1/18 4.30pm