CSUN Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony

Concert Band Auditions for the 2014–15 Year

(updated: July 22, 2014)

Note well: Complete audition information will be posted on this webpage by August 4th. 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 20, 21, and 22

Instructions:
  1. The audition music (excerpts) for each instrument will be posted on this webpage on Monday, August 4th. You will be able to download the audition music.
  2. 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 on Monday, August 18th.
  • Flute – Wednesday, August 20th, 9:00–11:45 AM

  • Oboe – Friday, August 22nd, 1:00–2:05 PM

  • Bassoon – Friday, August 22nd, 1:00–2:05 PM

  • Clarinet – Wednesday, August 20th, 12:30–2:25 PM

  • Saxophone – Wednesday, August 20th, 3:00–4:45 PM

  • Trumpet – Friday, August 22nd, 9:00–10:25 AM

  • French Horn – Friday, August 22nd, 2:30–3:35 PM

  • Trombone – Thursday, August 21st, 9:00–10:30 AM

  • Bass Trombone – Thursday, August 21st, 9:00–10:30 AM

  • Euphonium – Friday, August 22nd, 11:00 AM–12:20 PM

  • Tuba – Friday, August 22nd, 11:00 AM–12:20 PM

  • String Bass – Friday, August 22nd, 11:00 AM–12:20 PM

  • Percussion – Note special date: Saturday, August 23rd, 11:00 AM–1:00 PM, 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 will be posted above on August 4th. 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