Auditions are held for all students who wish to perform in a concert ensemble during the fall semester (Wind Ensemble, University Symphony, and Wind Symphony). Descriptions for each ensemble are available on the respective ensemble page. Below, is the necessary information regarding audition times and audition material. If you have questions please email Dr. Zastoupil.
Sign up sheets for audition times will be in the band office August 1st. When signing up for an audition please include your full name, phone number, and an email address where you can be reached. All students must sign up for an audition time during the assigned instrumental block. If you have a conflict (Pride rehearsal conflicts have already been approved) or have any questions regarding auditions, please email Dr. Zastoupil.
Concert ensemble auditions will be divided into two "tracks." Non-music majors interested in Wind Symphony only will audition on "Track 1" requirements, while music majors AND non-music majors interested in Wind Ensemble / University Symphony and Wind Symphony will audition on "Track 2" requirements.
TRACK 1: Non-music major students interested in placement in Wind Symphony ONLY: (**Non-majors interested in placement in Wind Ensemble/University Symphony must audition on "Track 2" requirements below).
1. Woodwinds and Brass: chose two contrasting etudes (one technical and one lyrical).
2. Percussion: choose two solo works (concert literature or etudes). The two works must be for two different instrument types (for example snare and timpani, or snare and a mallet instrument, or a mallet instrument and timpani - NOT two mallet instruments).
3. ALL: Total time should be no more than 3 minutes. Please provide 2 copies of the etudes for the audition panel.
TRACK 2: Music majors and non-music majors interested for placement in Wind Ensemble, University Symphony, and Wind Symphony.
Excerpts for Track 2 are available in PDF format below. Students should prepare all excerpts to the best of their ability. Listening to recordings for style and interpretation is encouraged!
Wednesday, August 15
Thursday, August 16
11:30am-1:30pm: Low Brass
Saturday, August 18
9:00am-12:00pm: Make up times (must be approved by an ensemble conductor in advance)