Audition Excerpt Materials for Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble & Concert Band
Dear incoming and returning students,
We are delighted to have the opportunity to meet you and hear you perform again at the upcoming instrumental large ensemble placement auditions. See below for the 2020/21 academic year audition excerpt materials for symphony orchestra, wind ensemble and concert band. Stay tuned for more information regarding auditions.
Questions? Contact Us!
Please do not hesitate to contact either Professor Jan Wagner at email@example.com (Director of the Symphony Orchestra) or Dr. Timothy Robblee (Director of the Wind Ensemble) at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions about the audition process and the audition repertoire.
Good luck at your auditions and, on behalf of the entire instrumental faculty at Shenandoah Conservatory, we send you best wishes for an exciting and productive year at Shenandoah University!
Audition Materials for Jazz Ensemble & Jazz Combos
Below are the parts for Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos auditions. Students should be prepared to play whatever part they are auditioning for the chart. MP3 links to audio recordings are available below.
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Ensemble Audition Information for Piano Majors
Piano performance majors will need to attend the Chamber Music Auditions on Thursday of Welcome Week. Please prepare approximately 5 minutes of music (either solo or ensemble works) from 2 contrasting styles. You will either be assigned to a small ensemble or as the accompanist for another instrumental or vocal student as your ensemble placement for the semester.
Non-performance piano majors (composition, music education, music production and recording technology, and music therapy) may audition for any of the established ensembles – Jazz Ensemble, choirs, Chamber Music—or may elect to serve as the accompanist for another instrumental or vocal student. If you wish to audition for Jazz Ensemble or Chamber Music, please prepare the materials as indicated on this page. If you wish to work as the accompanist for another student, please notify Dr. Karen Walker (email@example.com).
Ensemble Audition Information for Guitar Majors
Instructions for the Use of these Audition Excerpts
From the 10 numbered excerpts, please choose the most advanced Guitar 1, Guitar 2, Guitar 3 and Guitar 4 part that you can play confidently and fluently. The individual Guitar 1, 2, 3 and 4 parts can be chosen from the different 10 numbered excerpts. This means you will be preparing 4 excerpts.
Please check the Welcome Week schedule for the date, time and place of the guitar ensemble auditions.
Questions? Email Director of Guitar Studies Julian Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber Music Auditions
Prepare approximately 5 minutes of music (either solo or ensemble works) from 2 contrasting styles. Chamber Music Auditions will be held on Thursday of Welcome Week.