Fall 2017 Audition Materials for Bands and Orchestra

​Required for all:

Major scales, Excerpts provided at prescribed tempi, and sightreading.

See below for specific notes.

 Flute (Wed., Sept 6, 12-1 p.m.)

Music for auditions pieces.

  • Dvorak Slavonic Dance No. 15 (Letter A through B; Letter H through Poco Piu Mosso after Letter I-stop after one bar of the G Trill)

  • Whitacre October (two measures before Letter A through Letter B)

  • Halvorsen Entry March of the Boyars (measure 111 through end)
    Only for those auditioning for piccolo. Students should also perform the flute excerpts in addition to the piccolo excerpt.

 Oboe (Tues., Sept. 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Music for auditions pieces.

  • Stravinsky Pulcinella

  • Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 2nd Movement (Letter A through bracket prior to Letter D)

 Bassoon (Tues., Sept. 5, 12-1 p.m.)

Music for auditions pieces.

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 6 (see brackets)

  • Strauss Till Eulenspiegel (all)

 Clarinet (Wed., Sept. 6, 2-3:30 p.m.)

Music for auditions pieces.

  • Etude No. 4 (all)
  • Brahms Symphony No. 3 3rd Movement (all)

 Saxophone (Tues., Sept. 5, 3-4:30 p.m.)

Music for auditions pieces.

  • Bach (all)

  • Bauzin (all)

 Trumpet (Tues. Sept. 5, 1-2:30 p.m.)

Music for auditions pieces.

  • Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Promenade (play 1st trumpet part or top line)

  • Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 4th Movement (choose 1st, 2nd, or 3rd part to play)

 Horn (Wed. Sept. 6, 1-2 p.m.)

Music for auditions pieces.

Note: Music Majors should play all 3 pieces.
Non-music majors should only play the Gallay Etude.

  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 1st Movement
    (Letter I through Letter K)

  • Beethoven Fidelio Overture (see brackets)

  • Gallay Etude No. 4 (see brackets)

 Low Brass (Wed. Sept. 6, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Music for auditions pieces.

Play all excerpts for your instrument.


See email from Professor Baldauff regarding auditions this fall.


Cello: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2-3:15 p.m.
Music for Cello audition pieces.

Viola: Thursday, Sept. 7, 2-3 p.m.
Music for Viola audition pieces

Violin: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2-3:30 p.m.
Music for Violin audition pieces.

Bass: Thursday, Sept. 7. 1-2 p.m.
Music for Bass audition pieces.

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