Instrumental Ensemble Auditions

Instrumental Ensemble Auditions

Instrumental Ensemble Auditions

***Though the Covid-19 pandemic presents great challenges in regard to live music making, we are prepared to offer all Fall 2020 ensembles (via a combination of in-person and online formats); details will vary greatly between ensembles. Whether or not we are able to perform traditional concerts, we look forward to another year of creativity, growth, and meaningful artistic expression!***

All woodwind, brass, percussion, and string players interested in performing with the Wind Ensemble, University Orchestra, Symphonic Band, or String Ensemble are required to audition (note that Concert Band and String Orchestra are available with no audition). Those interested in Jazz Band will perform a separate audition (see bottom of page). Please email Dr. Higgins with ANY questions or concerns (!

Fall 2020: Auditions will be performed virtually via Zoom on either Saturday, August 22 or Sunday, August 23. Zoom links and details will be sent via email in early August, but you should register for an audition slot now. If you plan to audition for multiple instruments (ex: trumpet and oboe), then you should register twice for two separate auditions. 

DAY ONE: Saturday, August 22, 2020 (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!)

  • Trumpet
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Trombone
  • Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Double Bass)

DAY TWO: Sunday, August 23, 2020 (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!)

  • Clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • Oboe
  • Flute
  • Saxophone
  • Horn
  • Percussion

A PDF of audition requirements for your instrument(s) may be downloaded below. (Music majors must perform all excerpts for your instrument; non-music major woodwind/brass players may omit "orchestra excerpts" if you do not wish to be considered for University Orchestra.)

Strings: EXCERPTS (Please note that there are separate files for String Ensemble & Orchestra!)




Clarinet & Bass Clarinet: EXCERPTS (The bass clarinet excerpt is for auditionees who want to be considered for bass clarinet only. All clarinet auditionees are automatically considered for both clarinet and bass clarinet.)

Saxophone: EXCERPTS (All saxophonists should plan to audition on alto only. Alto/Tenor/Bari assignments will be made from the pool of auditionees. Questions/concerns: Please contact Dr. Higgins.)

Trumpet: EXCERPTS (Please note that there are three files for you to prepare. Thanks!)


Trombone: EXCERPTS

Euphonium: EXCERPTS


Percussion: EXCERPTS