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SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Auditioning for
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
and Concert Band

Participation in the WSU Concert Band and/or the Symphonic Wind Ensemble is by audition. The audition process is friendly and non-threatening.  Auditions generally are for band placement, either Concert Band or Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and for part assignment.  The goal of the WSU Bands is to include every one and exclude no one.  Fall semester auditions take place the first week of classes in August. If you have any questions regarding involvement in the bands at WSU please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Timothy Shade.


 

Fall 2016 Dates/Times

 

SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS

Woodwinds - Monday, August 22 - DFAC Room B104 - 10am-7pm

Brass - Tuesday, August 23 - DFAC Room B104 - 10am-7pm

Percussion - Wednesday, August 24 - DFAC Room C007 - 1pm-3pm

 Audition Location and Sign-up
ALL WIND AND BRASS AUDITIONS WILL BE IN B104!!! Percussion auditions will be in C7. There will be a sign-up sheet on the door of C7 for Percussionists. You must sign up with your section. If you have a problem with the allotted times for your section, please let Dr. Shade know ASAP. If a special time is needed, it will be arranged and the audition will be done in a similar fashion to that as noted below.

Audition Procedure and Preparation
Please find your respective audition excerpts below. The auditions will be done “blind.” Meaning they will not be face-to-face. The teaching assistants will bring you into the room and show you where to sit. The committee listening to you will not be able to see you and you will not be able to see them. Please try not to make any noise and play your excerpts in order or as directed by the committee. Please do not speak to the committee. The last thing you will play will be a brief sight-reading excerpt. When you are finished, quietly gather your things and exit the room.

FALL 2016 WSU FWE Audition EXCERPTS

Flute

Oboe

Clarinet

Bassoon

Saxophone

Trumpet

Horn

Trombone

Euphonium

Tuba

Percussion

Audition Results
Audition results will be posted no later than the morning of Friday, August 26th on the board outside of B104. (Dr. Shade's office)

First Rehearsal WILL BE FRIDAY AUGUST 26th @ 1:30PM!!

                     


 

CONCERT BAND AUDITIONS

Woodwinds & Brass - Wednesday, August 24 & Thursday, August 25

Audition Location and Sign-Up
If you wish to audition for CONCERT BAND ONLY, please contact Dr. Shade and sign-up for a time on Wednesday or Thursday.

Audition Procedure and Preparation
Please prepare a portion of two contrasting etudes, music excerpts, or of solo repertoire that demonstrate your technical ability and your musicianship. It is important to use excerpts that display the totality of your ability on your instrument within the allotted time frame of six minutes. At the conclusion of your prepared repertoire you will be asked to sight-read a small selection.

Audition Results
Audition results will be posted no later than the morning of Friday, August 26th on the board outside of B104. (Dr. Shade's office)

First Rehearsal WILL BE FRIDAY AUGUST 26th @ 3:30PM!