Spring 2017 Audition Information
Placement auditions will take place during the first week of classes in January. Sign up sheets will be posted outside the Band Annex (HREC 1st floor) by Monday, January 16th. The audition includes major scales through 4 sharps or flats, a brief sight reading, and PREPARED EXCERPTS, which are attached below as pdfs (play the passages in the brackets only). Your audition should last no longer than 10 minutes.
MUSIC MAJORS: All woodwinds, brass, and percussionists must audition, register for, and perform in their assigned ensemble.
Exceptions: Current Wind Symphony Saxophones and top 4 Percussionists are exempt from auditioning due to tour programming and studio arrangements.
NON-MUSIC MAJORS: We have a place for you in TAMUK BANDS! Please print and prepare the excerpts as best you can, and we will find the best ensemble to fit you.
***String Bass/Piano/Harp Players: we have openings for you, as well. Please email Dr. Jones for more information.
Audition Schedule: January 18-20, 2017 (All auditions take place in the Music Annex)
11-12 Double Reeds
1-3:30 Flutes (orchestra 1-1:30)
9-12 Trombones (orchestra 11:30-12)
2-5 Clarinets (orchestra 4-5)
5:30-7 Euphonium/Tuba (orchestra 6:40-7)
7-9 Horns (orchestra 7-7:30)
11-2 Trumpets (orchestra 11-11:30)
Flutes - if you would like to be considered for piccolo, please prepare both flute and piccolo excerpts.
Clarinets - if you plan to audition on an instrument other that B-flat Clarinet, please consult with Dr. Lignitz-Hahn. Excerpts for E-flat and Bass are included below.
University Band, MUSI 1121, MWF 11-11:50AM (Jones)
Concert Band, MUSI 1122, TR 3:30-5:20PM (Kihle)
Wind Symphony, MUSI 3120, MWF 4-6PM (Jones)
For Kingsville Symphony Orchestra auditions, please visit the orchestra website.
For questions regarding band auditions, please email Dr. Scott Jones at email@example.com.
All tenor and bass trombones prepare part 2 -
Bass Trombone part 1 excerpt: 2 after 62 to the end only