CSUN Wind Ensemble in concert at Chicago Orchestra Hall, 2016
CSUN Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony
Concert Band Auditions for the 201718 Year
(updated: July 5, 2017)
Note well: Complete audition information will be posted on this webpage by August 1st. Check back throughout the summer for updates. Below you will find some preliminary informtion to be better prepared for auditions in August.
Auditions for the CSUN Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony:
August 23, 24, and 25
Scheduling your fall classes:
- The audition music for each instrument will be posted on this webpage on Tuesday, August 1st. You will be able to download the audition music.
- Auditions for each instrument will take place on a specific date and time (see times listed by instrument below).
- The sign-up list for audition times will be posted outside Dr. Stoffels office door, Cypress Hall 210. The sign-up list will be posted beginning on Monday, August 21st.
If you intend to perform in a concert band this fall, then do not schedule any classes during these times:
By avoiding these days & times, you will not create a scheduling conflcit between band rehearsal times and your other classes.
- Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:304:50 PM (Wind Symphony; MUS 179A, 379A, 679)
- Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:003:40 PM (Wind Ensemble; MUS 179B, 379B, 679)
• Auditions for Wind Instruments & String Bass
- Prepared Audition Excerpts
The audition music will be posted on this webpage on Tuesday, August 1st.
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
- The audition for percussionists will be administered by the percussion studio faculty. Contact Dr. John Roscigno for the audition information and music.
Audition Dates & Times
Wednesday, August 23rd, 1:153:00 PM
Oboe Thursday, August 24th, 3:004:00 PM
Bassoon Thursday, August 24th, 3:004:00 PM
Clarinet Thursday, August 24th, 9:0011:00 AM
Saxophone Wednesday, August 23rd, 3:306:00 PM
Trumpet Friday, August 25th, 2:305:15 PM
French Horn Thursday, August 24th, 1:152:30 PM
Trombone Thursday, August 24th, 11:30 AM12:45 PM
Bass Trombone Thursday, August 24th, 11:30 AM12:45 PM
Euphonium Friday, August 25th, 9:0010:15 AM
Tuba Friday, August 25th, 9:0010:15 AM
String Bass Friday, August 25th, 9:0010:15 AM
Percussion Note special date: Saturday, August 26th, 10:45 AM12:45 PM, Cypress Hall 159.
See "Percussion Auditions" information above for details.
Piano Please contact Dr. Stoffel if you are interested in auditioning as a concert band pianist. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org