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Large Ensemble Auditions

Fall 2022 Auditions

Saturday and Sunday, August 13 - 14, 2022

♦ Audition Policy ♦ Audition Schedule ♦ Audition Excerpts ♦ Audition Scoring ♦

Audition Policy

Auditions are required for placement into the Wind Ensemble or Symphony Orchestra. Auditions are not required for non-majors wishing to participate in Concert Band, but are used for those interested in higher chair placements and part assignments in sections. Students interested in Jazz Band should contact Dr. Larry Nelson. Students interested in studio chamber ensembles should contact the professor coaching that ensemble.  

Students taking applied private lessons are required to audition and be available to play in the major ensembles listed above. Consequently, all music majors are expected to keep their schedules conflict-free until after the audition results have been posted.

Audition Schedule - Spring 2022

Saturday, August 13 

Auditions will be held during the afternoon of Saturday, Aug 13, and all day Sunday Aug 14. Specific times are TBD.

Audition Excerpts

Please contact your applied studio professor for more information about excerpts. 


EXCERPTS: The excerpt materials are designed to be challenging, thus reflecting the high level of excellence and preparation expected in the ensembles. Study the excerpts and reference the recordings where provided. Please prepare the materials in their entirety, ignoring any pre-marked cuts unless otherwise noted. 

Audition Requirements/Scoring/Placement

To be considered for the Wind Ensemble or Symphony Orchestra, all excerpts must be prepared and performed.  

Auditions are typically ranked by the ensemble directors and applied faculty. The rankings determine ensemble placement, and ensemble rosters will be made available Sunday, Aug. 14 via email so that students may finalize their schedules before classes begin.    

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