Wind/Percussion Auditions

2012 Wind Audition Information

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Wind/Percussion Audition Information for Large Ensembles

(Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble)

Brass, woodwind, and percussion players that would like to perform in Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, or Jazz Ensemble this semester are asked to complete an audition on their instrument.  Everyone auditioning must sign-up for an audition time on the sign-up sheets located outside the Music Department office (Winter Center #203).  Audition music will be located by the sign-up sheets, and on the music department website: www.millersville.edu/music

Here are the dates/times for specific audition groups:

PERCUSSION - Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Concert Band

Sunday, August 26 - 6:00-7:30 pm - Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center #123 (Percussion Studio)

Monday, August 27 - 1:00-3:00 pm - Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center #123

RETURNING ORCHESTRA AND "ORCHESTRA-PREFFERED" BRASS AND WOODWINDS

(If you were in the MU Orchestra last year and/or prefer to play in orchestra)

Tuesday, August 28 - 7:00-9:30 pm - Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center #122 (Zarco office)

RETURNING WIND ENSEMBLE BRASS AND WOODWINDS

(If you were in the MU Wind Ensemble last year and can make this time slot)

Wednesday, August 29 - 8:30-9:45 pm - Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center #122

Thursday, August 30 - 2:30-3:45 pm - Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center #122

BRASS AND WOODWINDS - Wind Ensemble or Concert Band

Monday, August 27 - 6:00-9:30 pm - Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center #122

Tuesday, August 28 - 2:30-3:45 pm - Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center #122

Wednesday, August 29 - 4:00-5:30 pm - Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center #122

Thursday, August 30 - 3:44-4:30 pm - Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center #122

JAZZ ENSEMBLE AND JAZZ LAB BAND - All instruments/sections

Thursday, August 30 - 5:30-10:00 pm - Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center #100 (Murley Recital/Rehearsal Hall)

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS 

PLEASE BE READY OUTSIDE THE AUDITION ROOM DOOR AT LEAST 5 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED TIME.  PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE AND DEMEANOR IS EXPECTED.

PERCUSSION - All requirements are printed on audition sheet for snare and mallets.  There will also be a short sight-reading passage.

ALL BRASS/WOODWINDS (NON-JAZZ) - There are three short parts to the audition:

§  A chromatic scale (slurred or tongued) from your lowest note to your highest note and back down again (tempo is player's discretion)

§  Prepared excerpts: Please play the selected excerpt(s) for your instrument, marked in brackets, and/or numbered.  If there is more than one numbered excerpt, please prepare all excerpts.

§  Sight-reading: There will be a very brief sight-reading passage in the audition room.

JAZZ ENSEMBLE/JAZZ LAB BAND - Contact Dr. Wiley: keith.wiley@millersville.edu