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Audition

Audition deadline: October 1, 2023

Woodwind and Brass Applicants:

The audition video for potential woodwind and brass students should consist of the following. The total video length should not exceed 5 minutes.

  • Scales (Full Range Chromatic plus 2 Major Scales – Please play the specified major scale below and one other scale of your choosing. Students should carefully consider their choice of the second scale. The directors will evaluate the difficulty of the scale and octaves (range) displayed.

    • Flute, C Major 3 octaves 

    • Clarinet, F Major 3 octaves 

    • Alto Sax, F Major 2 octaves 

    • Tenor Sax, F Major 2 octaves 

    • Trumpet, C major 2 octaves 

    • Horn, C major 2 octaves 

    • Trombone, Bb major 2 octaves 

    • Baritone, Bb major 2 octaves 

    • Tuba, Bb major 2 octaves 

  • Lyrical Etude

  • Technical Etude

    • One piece that contains both a lyrical and technical section is acceptable

Please use the following procedure when creating your audition video:

  1. Introduce yourself as follows: “My name is     (first and last name)  . I attend     (name of college or university)  in      (city and state where college/university is located)  .”

  2. “My first scale is     (scale name for your instrument, not concert pitch)   .”

  3. Play first major scale (specified major scale).

  4. “My second scale is     (scale name for your instrument, not concert pitch)   .”

  5. Play second major scale (major scale of your choice.

  6. “This is my full range chromatic”

  7. Play full range chromatic

  8. “For my lyrical etude, I will perform     (name of lyrical etude)  .”

  9. Perform lyrical etude

  10. “For my technical etude, I will perform     (name of technical etude)  .”

  11. Perform technical etude

  12. Once complete, post the audition video as one file to YouTube, Vimeo, or other comparable video sharing platform.

  13. Provide the link to the video in the appropriate location on the audition application form.

  14. Upload a pdf file of the prepared etudes in the appropriate location on the audition application form.

Percussion Applicants:

Potential percussion students should submit one video file containing all instruments for which the student would like to be considered. The total video length should not exceed 10 minutes. Students should carefully consider their choice of prepared excerpt for snare drum and tenor drum. The directors will evaluate the difficulty of the technique displayed.

Please use the following procedure when creating your audition video:

  1. Introduce yourself as follows: “My name is     (first and last name)  . I attend     (name of college or university)  in      (city and state where college/university is located)  .”

  2. “My snare drum excerpt  is     (title of musical work from which excerpt is taken)   .”

  3. Play snare drum excerpt of your choice (if you would like to be considered for snare).

  4. “My tenor drum excerpt  is     (title of musical work from which excerpt is taken)   .”

  5. Play tenor drum excerpt of your choice (if you would like to be considered for tenor).

  6. “Here is my bass drum excerpt.”

  7. Play designated bass drum excerpt (if you would like to be considered for bass drum)

  8. “Here is my cymbal excerpt.”

  9. Play designated cymbal excerpt (if you would like to be considered for cymbals)

  10. Once complete, post the audition video as one file to YouTube, Vimeo, or other comparable video sharing platform.

  11. Provide the link to the video in the appropriate location on the audition application form.

  12. If you audition for snare and/or tenor drum, upload a pdf file of the prepared etude(s) in the appropriate location on the audition application form.

To begin the audition process, please click on the link below

https://forms.gle/pEekchaz5caxaoyV7