CSUN Wind Ensemble in concert at Chicago Orchestra Hall, 2016

CSUN Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony

Concert Band Auditions for the 2019–2020 Year

(updated: July 31, 2019)

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

Instructions:
  1. The audition music for each instrument is posted below. Click on the name of your instrument(s) to download the audition music.
  2. Auditions for each instrument will take place on a specific date and time (see times listed by instrument below).
  3. The sign-up list for audition times will be posted outside Dr. Stoffel’s office door, Cypress Hall 210, beginning on Monday, August 19th. Come by at your convenience that week to sign-up for an audition time.
Scheduling your fall classes:
If you intend to perform in a concert band this fall, then do not schedule any classes during these times:
  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30–4:50 PM (Wind Symphony; MUS 179A, 379A, 679)
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00–3:40 PM (Wind Ensemble; MUS 179B, 379B, 679)
By avoiding these days & times, you will not create a scheduling conflict between band rehearsal times and your other classes.


Audition Procedure

• Auditions for Wind Instruments & String Bass
  1. Prepared Audition Excerpts

    The audition music for each instrument is posted below.

  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.

  3. Audition Dates & Times

    • Flute – Friday, August 23rd, 2:30-4:20 PM

    • Oboe – Friday, August 23rd, 9:00-10:00 AM

    • Bassoon – Friday, August 23rd, 9:00-10:00 AM

    • Clarinet – Wednesday, August 21st, 12:15-2:20 PM

    • Saxophone – Wednesday, August 21st, 3:30-5:05 PM

    • Trumpet – Thursday, August 22nd, 12:45-2:45 PM

    • French Horn – Friday, August 23rd, 10:30-11:40 AM

    • Trombone – Thursday, August 22nd, 9:00-10:45 AM

    • Bass Trombone – Thursday, August 22nd, 9:00-10:45 AM

    • Euphonium – Friday, August 23rd, 12:15-1:50 PM

    • Tuba – Friday, August 23rd, 12:15-1:50 PM

    • String Bass – Friday, August 23rd, 12:15-1:50 PM

• Auditions for Percussion

• Auditions for Piano/Keyboards
  • We have occasional need for a pianist in the concert bands. Please contact Dr. Stoffel after August 1st for the audition information and music.


Additional Information


CSUN Wind Ensemble in concert Honolulu, Hawaii, 2018