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Audition Excerpts

Audition excerpts for the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, as well as Jazz bands, are available below as .PDF files. If you would like to audition for any of these instrumental ensembles, please download and practice the PDF excerpts.

Auditions will be no more than 7 minutes in length. Each student is responsible for tempo, musicality, and style of each excerpt. It is strongly recommended that each auditioning student find and listen to recordings of the excerpts if possible.

If no specific excerpts are posted for your instrument, or you just couldn't get the audition material in advance, you may choose sections from a solo or an etude as your audition material. It would be appropriate to perform a section that shows your technique and a slow section that displays phrasing, tone quality and musical expression. We suggest only that you choose carefully so as to present what you do well, not what you have yet to learn.

We're frequently in the process of posting excerpts. Please be patient. The links specify which excerpts are available for upcoming auditions. The others will be updated as they become available.

Audition Excerpts 

  • Fall 2019 Bass
  • 2018 Bassoon
  • 2018 Cello
  • Fall 2018 Clarinet
  • Fall 2018 Bass Clarinet (no specific excerpts, play whatever you like)
  • Winter 2019 Euphonium
  • Fall 2019 Flute/Piccolo
  • Winter 2019 Horn
  • Fall 2019 Oboe
  • Fall 2018 Percussion
  • Fall 2018 Saxophone
  • Fall 2018 Trombone
  • Fall 2018 Trumpet
  • Winter 2019 Tuba
  • Fall 2018 Viola
  • Fall 2018 Violin

Jazz Band

Please visit the jazz band Audition Page

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