Instrumental Ensemble Audition Information
Fall 2013 Orchestra and Concert Band Combined Audition
Tue, August 27th, 2013; 4:30-5:50PM at Old Main 31
Tue, August 27th, 2013; 3:00-4:20PM at Old Main 31
Wed, August 28th, 2013; 2:00-2:50PM at Schaeffer 114 (Band Room)
Percussion: Wed, August 28th, 2013; 4:45-6:00PM at Old Main 31
Signup Instructions: Please see our music secretary, Ms. Fran Melchionne at the Music Office (610-683-4550) to sign up for an audition time. When possible, pick a time-slot that is next to your instrument. For example, if you are a flutist, sign up next to another flutist (when possible).
Audition Instructions: Students should print their individual parts from the links provided. In addition, students should bring their own parts to the audition. Where only movement numbers are specified, students should prepare the entire movement. The repertoire list below serves as audition materials for BOTH the Orchestra and Concert Band. Auditions for Concert Band are used for proper part assignments, but everyone interested in performing will be accepted.
Beethoven: First movement, beginning to measure 111
Saint-Saëns: Measures 149-212 (letter C to the end of the page)
*All violins should audition on the first violin part
Note: All flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, and tuba should prepare the first part. i.e. first flute, first trumpet, etc. Horns should prepare either the first or second horn part, depending on your range comfort.
Bizet: Movement 2
Saint-Saëns: Opening cadenza (first measure)
Bizet: Movement 3
Bizet: Movement 1a (Aragonaise)
Bizet: Movement 4
Download and prepare both etudes on the PDF
Bizet: Movement 3
Saint-Saëns: Letter G to the end
*prepare either the third or fourth horn part, depending on your range comfort.
Saint-Saëns: Play the Bassoon I part, 11 measures after A to 4 measures before B
Trombones & Tuba
Saint-Saëns: 19 before letter G to the end
- To audition for the percussion section, download and prepare snare, keyboard, and accessory excerpts.
- To audition for Principal or Assistant Timpanist position, download and prepare the timpani excerpt.