Fall 2019 Instrumental Ensemble Auditions

Fall 2019 Instrumental Ensemble Auditions

Fall 2019 Instrumental Ensemble Auditions

Thank you to all who auditioned! Results have been posted on the wall opposite Room 107 in Wilson Hall. Please check back for future audition dates/details.


All woodwind, brass, and string players interested in performing with the Wind Ensemble, University Orchestra, Symphonic Band, or String Ensemble are required to audition. Those interested in Jazz Band will perform a separate audition (see bottom of page!).

 

Fall 2019 Audition Materials (Location: Wilson Hall Room 156)

WOODWINDS: Sunday, Sept 1, 11AM-3:45PM**

  • 11:00AM Saxes
  • 12:30PM Clarinets
  • 1:30PM Bassoons
  • 1:45PM Oboes
  • 2:15PM Flutes

BRASS: Monday, Sept 2, 10AM-3:45PM**

  • 10:00AM Trumpets
  • 1:30PM Horns
  • 2:15PM Euphoniums
  • 2:45PM Tubas
  • 3:15PM Trombones

STRINGS: Monday, Sept 2, 4PM-5:30PM**

  • 4:00PM Violins
  • 4:30PM Violas
  • 4:45PM Basses
  • 5:00PM Cellos

**You should plan to arrive 5 minutes before the first audition for your instrument type. At that time, names will be drawn to form an anonymous order. These are "blind auditions," so the judges will not see you or speak with you during the audition. Please be prepared to stay until the audition time to which you are assigned.

A PDF of audition requirements for your instrument(s) may be downloaded below...

Flute: EXCERPTS

Oboe: EXCERPTS

Bassoon: EXCERPTS

Clarinet: You should download three separate files!  1) EXCERPT Pack, 2) Beethoven VII EXCERPT (in A) or Beethoven EXCERPT (in Bb) [Mvt. II - Allegretto: mm. 100-134], and 3) Mendelssohn EXCERPT [mm. 6-26, 68-85]

Saxophone: EXCERPTS (Alto)  EXCERPTS (Tenor)  EXCERPTS (Bari)

Trumpet: EXCERPT Pack, ETUDE #29, and ETUDE #77 (download all three files!)

Horn: EXCERPTS

Trombone: EXCERPTS

Euphonium: EXCERPTS

Tuba: EXCERPTS

Violin 1: EXCERPTS

Violin 2: EXCERPTS

Viola: EXCERPTS

Cello/Bass: EXCERPTS

Percussion: Ensemble placements for percussionists are not a part of this audition process. You should contact Dr. Higgins (higgins@rowan.edu) for more information.

 

Jazz Band auditions will take place on Sunday, September 1 from 1:00-4:00pm in Wilson Hall Room 120. Students should prepare one excerpt (see below) and will also be asked to improvise and sightread. Please contact Professor Douglas Mapp (mapp@rowan.edu) if you have any questions.

Alto Sax: EXCERPT, bars 151 through 178 (quarter note = 144)

Improvise on an F Blues

Sight reading

Tenor Sax: EXCERPT, bars 151 through 178 (quarter note = 144)

Improvise on an F Blues

Sight reading

Bari Sax: EXCERPT, bars 125 through 178)

Improvise on an F Blues

Sight reading

Trumpet: EXCERPT, bars 151 through 178 (quarter note = 144)

Improvise on an F Blues

Sight reading

Trombone: EXCERPT, bars 151 through 178 (quarter note = 144)

Improvise on an F Blues

Sight reading

Piano: EXCERPT, bars 1 through 16

Improvise on an F Blues

Sight reading

Guitar: EXCERPT, bars 1 through 26

Improvise on an F Blues

Sight reading

Bass: EXCERPT, bars 17 through 50

Improvise on an F Blues

Sight reading

 

Drums: EXCERPT, demonstrate various jazz styles at various tempi, Swing, Bossa Nova, Swing eighth ballad, Straight eighth bald, Rock, and Sight reading