CSUN Wind Ensemble in concert at Chicago Orchestra Hall, 2016

CSUN Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony

Concert Band Auditions for the 2017–18 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

Instructions:
  1. 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.
  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. The sign-up list will be posted beginning on Monday, August 21st.
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 conflcit between band rehearsal times and your other classes.


Audition Procedure

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

    The audition music will be posted on this webpage on Tuesday, August 1st.

  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

Audition Dates & Times

  • Flute – Wednesday, August 23rd, 1:15–3:00 PM

  • Oboe – Thursday, August 24th, 3:00–4:00 PM

  • Bassoon – Thursday, August 24th, 3:00–4:00 PM

  • Clarinet – Thursday, August 24th, 9:00–11:00 AM

  • Saxophone – Wednesday, August 23rd, 3:30–6:00 PM

  • Trumpet – Friday, August 25th, 2:30–5:15 PM

  • French Horn – Thursday, August 24th, 1:15–2:30 PM

  • Trombone – Thursday, August 24th, 11:30 AM–12:45 PM

  • Bass Trombone – Thursday, August 24th, 11:30 AM–12:45 PM

  • Euphonium – Friday, August 25th, 9:00–10:15 AM

  • Tuba – Friday, August 25th, 9:00–10:15 AM

  • String Bass – Friday, August 25th, 9:00–10:15 AM

  • Percussion – Note special date: Saturday, August 26th, 10:45 AM–12:45 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: stoffel@csun.edu


Additional Information