Below you will find information on ensembles holding auditions at the beginning of the spring 2018 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. Please see the Ensembles page to browse a complete list of ensembles.

There are no string auditions for a rotation in any ensembles in the spring semester, however University Orchestra will hold auditions for certain instruments. There are also no vocal auditions for choirs or the Butler Opera Center in the spring semester.

Brass, Wind, & Percussion Auditions

For the spring 2018 semester, auditions will be held for all rotation ensembles, which include Symphony Orchestra, New Music Ensemble, Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony, as well as Symphony Band. Please see the brass, wind, and percussion excerpts for required audition materials.

Audition Schedule

Tuesday, December 5

Harp 3:30 – 4 pm
Orchestra Room, 2.118

Tuba/Euphonium 5 – 6:30 pm
Band Hall, 2.114

Wednesday, December 6

All auditions on this day will take place in the Band Hall, 2.114.

Trombone 8 – 9:30 am
Saxophone 9:30 – 11:30 am
Horn 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Percussion 4:45 – 7:45 pm

Thursday, December 7

All auditions on this day will take place in the Band Hall, 2.114.

Oboe 12 – 1:30 pm
Clarinet 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Bassoon 4:30 – 6 pm

Friday, December 8

Trumpet 10 am – 12 pm
Orchestra Room, 2.118

Saturday, December 9

Flute 10:30 am – 12 pm
Band Hall, 2.114

Monday, December 11

Symphony Band 
Choral Room, 2.106

Please complete register for a brass, wind or percussion audition slot by Sunday, December 3.

Rotation Ensemble Audition Registration Form

Symphony Band Audition Registration Form

Longhorn Concert Bands

The first class meetings for Longhorn Concert Bands will be on Tuesday, January 16 and Wednesday, January 17. The course syllabus and audition materials will be distributed during the first class.

Placement auditions will be held during class time on Thursday, January 18 and Monday, January 22.

University Orchestra

University Orchestra will be holding auditions for violin, string bass and trumpet for the spring semester. 

Sunday, January 14

4 – 6 pm

Sign up for an audition time before the audition date.

Audition excerpts for University Orchestra can be found here.

Audition Excerpts 








Tenor Trombone

Bass Trombone





Symphony Band Excerpts (all instruments included)