Ensemble Auditions

Wind Ensemble | Wind Symphony | Symphony Band

Spring 2017 Audition Information Now Available

Wind Symphony and Symphony Band

For the Spring, 2017 semester, auditions will be held for the Wind Symphony and Symphony Band only. The rotation of musicians for the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and New Music Ensemble were set for the 2016-2017 academic year based on the Fall, 2016 ensemble auditions.

Ensemble auditions for the Wind Symphony and Symphony Band will be held in Bates Recital Hall. Please see the brass, wind, and percussion excerpts for required audition materials.

(Note: Harp players will remain assigned to the same ensembles as Fall, 2016 semester.)

PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING SURVEY by Sunday, January 15, 2017 in order to be considered for Wind Symphony or Symphony Band:

Complete Survey

Download Audition Excerpts here:

View Audition Excerpts

Audition Schedule

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

8:30 – 10:00 A.M. Flute
10:00 – 11:30 A.M Tuba/Euphonium
12:30 – 2:00 P.M. Clarinet
2:00 – 3:00 P.M. Oboe
3:00 – 4:30 P.M. Trumpet

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

8:30 – 10:00 A.M. Trombone
10:00 – 11:30 A.M Saxophone
12:30 – 2:00 P.M. Horn
2:00 – 3:00 P.M. Bassoon
3:00 – 4:30 P.M. Percussion

Thursday, January 19, 2017

8:30 – 10:00 A.M. Make Up Auditions

Friday, January 20, 2017

2:00 PM – 4:00 P.M. First Rehearsal

Wind Symphony 2.114

Symphony Band 2.118

Please contact Tony Marinello (acmarinello@utexas.edu) with any issues or questions.

Membership in The University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, and Symphony Band is determined via auditions which are open to all qualified students at The University. These auditions take place the first week of classes of each fall and spring term, and are heard by the conductors and the appropriate applied music Professor.

Each audition will last approximately five minutes. Students are required to perform a set of excerpts that will allow you to demonstrate both the sensitive and technical strengths of your playing.

Audition materials will be available for download on the Ensemble Auditions page after August 1st (for the fall semester) and after December 1st (for the spring semester).

Audition signups will take place online. Please be sure to complete the online signup prior to the week of auditions. Visit the Ensemble Auditions page of the Butler School of Music website for additional information.

Longhorn Concert Bands

Spring 2017 Audition Information Now Available

Longhorn Concert Bands – Contact Professor Joshua Gall for more information

PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING SURVEY by the first class meeting – Tuesday, January 17 or Wednesday, January 18, 2017.
Complete Survey

Download Audition Excerpts here:
View audition excerpts

FIRST CLASS MEETINGS: Tuesday, January 17 and Wednesday, January 18

Distribute course syllabus and auditions materials, collect student information

PLACEMENT AUDITIONS: Thursday, January 19 and Monday, January 23

FIRST REHEARSALS: Tuesday, January 24 and Wednesday, January 25

At the first class meeting, students must attend a brief meeting and pick up audition excerpt. Students will perform the audition excerpt and chromatic scale at the second class meeting to determine chair placement in the ensemble.

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