Auditions

ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS

Orchestra Strings:
What to Prepare:
 Each student should bring one prepared solo or etude that demonstrates both musical and technical abilities. (Excerpts from two selections are acceptable if needed to demonstrate contrast.). String players should prepare all the excerpts below for their instrument. Violinists should select either the first or second violin excerpt.
Violin 1 Excerpts
Violin 2 Excerpts
Viola Excerpts
Cello Excerpts
Bass Excerpts

Orchestral Wind and Brass:
What to Prepare:
 Each student should bring one prepared solo or etude that demonstrates both your musical and technical mastery.

Required Excerpts: In addition, everyone will play excerpts for their instrument:
Flute Excerpts - Pick 3. One must be Star Wars Princess Leia's Theme.
Piccolo Excerpts - Pick 2.
Oboe Excerpts - Pick 3.
English Horn Excerpts - Pick 2.
Clarinet Excerpts - All must play the Exposition from Mozart's Clarinet Concerto (please bring your own part). Pick 2 more.
Bass Clarinet Excerpts - Pick 3.
E-Flat Clarinet Excerpts - Prepare both.
Bassoon Excerpts - Pick 3.
Contrabassoon Excerpts - Pick 2.
Trumpet Excerpts - Pick 3. One must be either Rossini or Star Wars.
Trombone Excerpts - Pick 3.
Bass Trombone Excerpts - Pick 3.
Horn Excerpts - Pick 3. One must be Star Wars Princess Leia's Theme.
Tuba Excerpts - Pick 3.

Sign-up Sheet: Please see sign-up sheet outside of the Orchestra office, room 1006/1008.

Auxiliary Instruments: If you prepare an auxiliary instrument such as piccolo or E-flat clarinet, please also audition on that instrument, signing up for an additional time slot per each instrument.

Percussion Auditions for Bands and Orchestras:
These will take place on Sunday, August 25 from Noon to 5:00 p.m. Please contact Dr. Daniel Piccolo for further information if needed at dpiccol@bgsu.edu, however, please review the materials and information prior to contacting Dr. Piccolo.
Percussion Excerpts