Auditions

Who needs to audition:

All new members of the Wind Symphony need to audition. Current members do not need to re-audition, unless they feel their playing level has change significantly or their chair placement is unsatisfactory.

What you need to do:

Sign up for an audition time with Professor Keller. This audition should only take fifteen minutes of your time. You may either email Dr. Keller for an in-person audition time or send a link to a video recording of your audition.

The audition will:

  1. Determine your level of playing for entrance and chair placement
  2. Help you facilitate your registration for the class
  3. Allow you check out an instrument and/or instrument locker if necessary

Auditions take place during the first week of school (or via video submission) and consist of the following items:

  1. A slow scale of your own choice, two to three octaves (for tone quality)
  2. Two prepared selections of your own choice. One slow and one fast (for expression and technique). You may obtain some materials from the Music Department if necessary.
  3. For percussionists, perform a selection in the areas of snare drum, timpani, and mallets. If you are proficient in ones or two areas, prepare for those areas only.