Auditions

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

Flute
Only students opting to participate in modified band ensembles should prepare an audition. Each student should perform two prepared solos or etudes of contrasting styles that demonstrates both musical and technical abilities. These should be submitted electronically via a YouTube link by noon on the first day of classes to Dr. John Sampen (sampen@bgsu.edu).

For additional questions about the auditions, please contact Dr. Sampen directly. 

Oboe
Only students opting to participate in modified band ensembles should prepare an audition. Each student should perform two prepared solos or etudes of contrasting styles that demonstrates both musical and technical abilities. 

Dr. Mieses will communicate with the studio regarding submission format. If you have questions, you may contact her directly (nmieses@bgsu.edu).

Bassoon
Only students opting to participate in modified band ensembles should prepare an audition. Each student should perform two prepared solos or etudes of contrasting styles that demonstrates both musical and technical abilities. 

Dr. Nelson will communicate with the studio regarding submission format. If you have questions, you may contact her directly (nelsosj@bgsu.edu).

Clarinet
All clarinet students should prepare an audition for the fall semester, however, only students opting to participate in modified band ensembles will perform in fall band ensembles. Each student should perform two prepared solos or etudes of contrasting styles that demonstrate both musical and technical abilities. 

Prof Schempf will communicate with the studio regarding submission format. If you have questions, you may contact him directly (schempf@bgsu.edu).

Saxophone
Only students opting to participate in modified band ensembles should prepare an audition. Each student should perform two prepared solos or etudes of contrasting styles that demonstrates both musical and technical abilities. These should be submitted electronically via a YouTube link by noon on the first day of classes to Dr. John Sampen (sampen@bgsu.edu).

For additional questions about the auditions, please contact Dr Sampen directly. 

Trumpet
Only students opting to participate in modified band ensembles should prepare an audition. Each student should perform two prepared solos or etudes of contrasting styles that demonstrates both musical and technical abilities.

Prof Saenz will communicate with the studio regarding audition process. If you have questions, you may contact him directly (csaenz@bgsu.edu).

Horn
Only students opting to participate in modified band ensembles should prepare an audition. Each student should perform the following:

R. Strauss, Concerto #1, first movement AND Kopprasch, Etude #34, with no repeats

Dr. Pelletier will communicate with the studio regarding audition process. If you have questions, you may contact him directly (pandrew@bgsu.edu).

Trombone
Only students opting to participate in modified band ensembles should prepare an audition. Each student should perform two prepared solos or etudes of contrasting styles that demonstrates both musical and technical abilities.

Dr. Lasch will communicate with the studio regarding audition process. If you have questions, you may contact her directly (blasch@bgsu.edu).

Euphonium/Tuba
Only students opting to participate in modified band ensembles should prepare an audition. Each student should perform two prepared solos or etudes of contrasting styles that demonstrates both musical and technical abilities. In addition, each student should prepare the excerpts at the links below:

Euphonium Excerpt
Tuba Excerpt

Auditions will be done via Zoom, and that info will be directly communicated by Prof. Saltzman. For questions, please communicate with him directly (dsaltzm@bgsu.edu).