Fall 2017 Ensemble Auditions
This page contains information on ensembles holding auditions at the beginning of the fall semester, including how to sign up for them and required repertoire excerpts. Not all ensembles require auditions, and a few ensembles hold auditions for registered students during the first few classes of the semester. Please see the Ensembles page to browse a complete list of ensembles.
Review these pointers from Professor Jerry Junkin, Director of Bands, prior to your audition – the faculty you are auditioning for want you to be successful!
Click on the ensemble of interest below in order to view instructions on signing up for auditions, and audition locations, dates and times.
Fall 2017 brass, wind and percussion ensembles will take place for Rotation (Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, New Music Ensemble). Students who audition for regular Rotation will also be considered for Symphony Band. Students are also welcome to audition for Symphony Band only (see the schedule below for Symphony Band only audition slots).
Please contact Teaching Assistant Tiffany Galus with any issues or questions.
All auditions will be held in Bates Recital Hall. Please see the brass, wind, and percussion (including harp) excerpts for required audition materials.
Register for a brass, wind or percussion rotation audition
Register for a Symphony Band audition
30 minutes prior to the start of your instrument’s audition time slot, please go to the check-in table outside of Bates Recital Hall to sign-up for an audition time (i.e. if you are a horn player, go to the check-in table at 2:30 pm on Tuesday to sign up for an audition time).
Tuesday, August 29
Horn 3 – 5 pm
Harp 5 – 5:30 pm
Wednesday, August 30 (first day of class)
Bassoon 8:30 am – 10 am
Flute 10 am – 12 pm
Percussion 1 – 4 pm
Trombone 4 – 6 pm
Symphony Band 6 – 7 pm
Thursday, August 31
Oboe 8:30 – 10:30 am
Saxophone 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Clarinet 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Symphony Band 5 – 7 pm
Friday, September 1
Trumpets 8:30 – 11:30 am
Tuba/Euphonium 11:30 am – 1:30 pm