• violinist
  • CSUN Symphony Timpani player and timpani
  • Harpist
  • 4 actors on stage in an opera performance
  • CSUN Symphony Orchestra on stage
  • Trombone section of an orchestra

Concert Band Auditions

Concert Band Auditions for the 2013–14 Year

(updated: July 31, 2013)

Auditions for the CSUN Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony:
August 21, 22, and 23


  1. Auditions for each instrument will take place on a specific date and time.
  2. The audition music (excerpts) for each instrument is posted below. Click on the name of your instrument to download the audition music. Bring your own copy of the music to your audition.
  3. Sign-up for an audition time on the list that will be posted outside Dr. Stoffel’s office door, Cypress Hall 210. (The sign-up lists will be posted on August 19th.)
  4. All auditions will take place in Cypress Hall 210 unless otherwise noted.
  • Flute – Wednesday, August 21st, 9:00–11:30 AM
  • Oboe – Friday, August 23rd, 1:15–2:15 PM
  • Bassoon – Friday, August 23rd, 1:15–2:15 PM
  • Clarinet – Wednesday, August 21st, 12:00–2:30 PM
  • Saxophone – Wednesday, August 21st, 3:10–4:30 PM
  • Trumpet – Friday, August 23rd, 9:00–10:30 AM
  • French Horn – Friday, August 23rd, 2:45–3:45 PM
  • Trombone – Thursday, August 22nd, 9:00–10:15 AM
  • Bass Trombone – Thursday, August 22nd, 9:00–10:15 AM
  • Euphonium – Friday, August 23rd, 11:45 AM–12:45 PM
  • Tuba – Friday, August 23rd, 11:45 AM–12:45 PM
  • String Bass – Friday, August 23rd, 11:45 AM–12:45 PM
  • Percussion – T.B.A., Cypress Hall 159. See "Percussion Auditions" information below for details.


Audition Procedure

• Auditions for Wind Instruments & String Bass

  1. Prepared Audition Excerpts

    The audition music is posted above. It is critically important to familiarize yourself with the band works from which the excerpts are taken. Listen to multiple recordings of the works to help understand tempo possibilities, style, and context from which the excerpts come. Use YouTube as a valuable resource for recordings.

  2. Sight-Reading

    The audition will include some sight-reading. In addition to accurate note-reading, successful sight-reading should demonstrate musical phrasing, style, and expression.

• Auditions for Percussion

Additional Information