Dear Music Students Auditioning For BGSU Bands,

Summer is winding down and it is time to begin thinking about the new school year. It is our goal to conduct efficient and fair auditions for all students.  Your cooperation with the following procedures will help achieve this goal. Please take a few minutes to review the audition schedule for our band ensembles in the College of Musical Arts.

Ensemble Requirements:

·      All undergraduate music majors are required to audition and enroll in a major ensemble each semester they are enrolled for applied lessons. Ensemble choices should be appropriate to the student's major and principal instrument.

·      Most ensembles require a placement audition.

·      Graduate music students choose the ensembles in which they wish to perform depending on their preference and in consultation with their studio teacher and ensemble directors.

Percussion Auditions for Bands:  These will take place on Sunday, 8/20 from 12-5 in room 1012. Please contact Dr. Daniel Piccolo for further information if needed at however, please review the materials and information prior to contacting Dr. Piccolo.

Percussion Excerpts:  These can be found at:

Band Wind and Brass:
Band Wind and Brass auditions will take place on Monday, August 21 and Tuesday, August 22

Placement:  This audition is for placement for the academic year, with the following exception: auditions will be held to fill seats in spring semester created by vacancies due to student teaching, etc.

What to Prepare:  Each student should bring two prepared solos or etudes of contrasting styles that demonstrates both their musical and technical abilities. This information is also available at

Audition Judges:  The studio teacher of your instrument will judge auditions. Sign-up sheets will be posted on individual studio doors.

For specific studio questions feel free to reach out to those studios:











Monday August 21 –
Band Wind Auditions  
Studio teachers will establish times for auditions.  Sign-up sheets will be posted on studio doors.

Tuesday, August 22 –
Remaining Band Auditions
Wind studio teachers finish any remaining Band auditions. Sign-up sheets will be posted on studio doors.

Updated: 08/01/2023 02:15PM