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Auditions

Audition Procedure

String Auditions will take place on Monday, August 24. Sign-up sheets will be posted on the board outside the Orchestra office, room 1006/1008 no later than Friday, August 21. Rooms will be assigned and listed on the sign-up sheet. Dr. Emily Freeman Brown and members of the applied string faculty will conduct auditions.

Orchestral Wind and Percussion Auditions will take place Sunday evening, August 23 and Monday afternoon, August 24. Sign-up sheets will be posted on the board outside the Orchestra office, room 1006/1008 no later than Friday, August 21. Rooms will be assigned and listed on the sign-up sheet. Dr. Emily Freeman Brown will judge the auditions, with input from the applied wind and percussion faculty.

Orchestra is open to all BGSU students by audition.

Audition Schedule

Sunday, August 23
6:00-9:00 pm: Orchestral Wind auditions. Students may sign up for a time on the board outside of room 1006/1008. Please audition for any auxiliary instrument you may play such as piccolo or bass clarinet using extra time slots.

Note: Incoming Freshman will need to audition on Monday since New Student Orientation activities are held Sunday evening.)

Monday, August 24
1:30-4:45 pm: String auditions. Rooms to be assigned.

4:00-6:30 pm: Dr. Brown finishes orchestra wind/percussion auditions for those who did not play an audition on Sunday.

Tuesday, August 25
Afternoon/evening: Ensemble rosters are posted on the board outside of room 1012.

 

Fall 2015 Audition Materials

String Auditions:

  1. Download the excerpts for your instrument. Violinists may select either violin I or II according to their preference. Note on preparing the excerpts: Please make sure that you listen to the excerpts so that you know the correct tempos and style.
  2. Bring a prepared solo to perform in addition to the excerpts
  3. Scale requirements. (3 octaves or 2 octaves, which ever demonstrates your best ability.)
  • Violin: A major and B-flat major
  • Viola & Cello: D major and E-flat major
  • Bass: E major & F major

Excerpts:

Notes for the auditions: When playing the excerpts it is not necessary to count through resets that are longer than a bar or two. Strive for good counting, rhythm, intonation and the correct style for each piece.

Winds and Brass:

  1. Download the excerpts for your instruments. Please prepare 2 to 3 excerpts. Note on preparing the excerpts: Please make sure that you listen to the excerpts so that you know the correct tempos and style.
  2. Bring a prepared solo to perform in addition to the excerpts.
  3. Scale requirements
  • Flute: D major & E-flat major
  • Oboe: C major & F major
  • Clarinet: F major & G major
  • Bassoon: B-flat major & C major
  • Horn: B-flat major & C major
  • Trumpet: G major & B-flat major
  • Tenor trombone: E major & F major
  • Bass trombone: E-flat major & F major
  • Tuba: F major & G major

Excerpts

Woodwinds

Brass

Notes for the auditions: When playing the excerpts it is not necessary to count through resets that are longer than a bar or two. Strive for good counting, rhythm, intonation and the correct style for each piece.

 Updated: July 28, 2015