Fall 2018 Woodwind/Brass Ensemble Auditions

Fall 2018 Woodwind/Brass Ensemble Auditions

Fall 2018 Woodwind/Brass Ensemble Auditions

All woodwind & brass students interested in performing with the Wind Ensemble, University Orchestra or Symphonic Band are required to audition. Those interested in Jazz Band will perform a separate audition (see bottom of page!). Fall 2018 Auditions dates/times:

WOODWINDS: Sunday, Sept 2, 11AM-5:00PM**

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

BRASS: Monday, Sept 3, 10AM-3:30PM**

  • 10:00AM Trumpets
  • 1:00PM Horns
  • 1:40PM Euphoniums
  • 2:15PM Tubas
  • 2:45PM Trombones 

**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. 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...




Clarinet: Clarinets have two sets of excerpts. The first is here (EXCERPTS), and you should prepare all of them. The second packet is one of these (Level One, Level Three, Level Five, Level Seven); Level One students should prepare them according to these instructions: "Beethoven, Symphony No. 4, (3) and (4); Berlioz, Symphony Fantastique, (2); Borodin, Polovestian Dances, (1), (2), and (3); Mendelssohn, Scherzo from 'Midsummer Night’s Dream', (1)." Questions? Please ask Dr. Suzuki!

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

Trumpet: Trumpets should download and prepare two documents: this set of ensemble excerpts (EXCERPTS) and this etude/exercise (ETUDE).


Trombone: EXCERPTS

Euphonium: EXCERPTS


Percussion: Ensemble placements for percussionists are not a part of this audition process. You should contact director of percussion Dr. Matthew Witten for more information.


Jazz Band auditions will take place during the same time frame as other ensemble auditions (see above). Contact Denis DiBlasio with any questions (diblasio@rowan.edu). Audition requirements:

1 - Play an etude of your choice.

2 - Will be asked to sight read.

3 - Improvisation optional but encouraged.