Auditions

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. 

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

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 Wednesday, 8/25 from 11-5 in room 0100. Please contact Dr. Daniel Piccolo at dpiccol@bgsu.edu for further information, if needed. Please review the materials and information prior to contacting Dr. Piccolo.

Percussion Excerpts:  These can be found at: http://www.bgsu.edu/musical-arts/ensembles/orchestra/auditions.html

Band Wind and Brass:

Band Wind and Brass auditions will take place on Thursday, August 26 and Friday, August 27.

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.

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:

Flute                             Dr. Terri Sanchez

Oboe                             nmieses@bgsu.edu

Bassoon                        nelsosj@bgsu.edu

Clarinet                         schempf@bgsu.edu

Saxophone                     sampen@bgsu.edu

Horn                             pandrew@bgsu.edu

Trumpet                        csaenz@bgsu.edu

Trombone                      blasch@bgsu.edu

Euphonium/Tuba            dsaltzm@bgsu.edu

Percussion                     dpiccol@bgsu.edu


Thursday, August 26:
Band Wind Auditions  
Studio teachers will establish times for auditions.  Sign-up sheets will be posted on studio doors.

Friday, August 27:
Remaining Band Auditions
Wind studio teachers finish any remaining Band auditions. Sign-up sheets will be posted on studio doors.