CSUN Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony
Concert Band Auditions for the 201516 Year
(updated: May 18, 2015)
Fall 2015 Auditions for the CSUN Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony:
Complete instructions and audition music will be posted here on August 1st.
- Auditions for each instrument will take place on a specific date and time.
- The audition music (excerpts) for each instrument will be posted below on August 1st. Click on the name of your instrument to download the audition music once it becomes available. Bring your own copy of the music to your audition.
- Sign-up for an audition time on the list that will be posted outside Dr. Stoffels office door, Cypress Hall 210. The sign-up list will be posted on Wednesday, August 12th.
- Flute date & time TBA
- Oboe date & time TBA
- Bassoon date & time TBA
- Clarinet date & time TBA
- Saxophone date & time TBA
- Trumpet date & time TBA
- French Horn date & time TBA
- Trombone date & time TBA
- Bass Trombone date & time TBA
- Euphonium date & time TBA
- Tuba date & time TBA
- String Bass date & time TBA
- Percussion date & time TBA
See "Percussion Auditions" information below for details.
• Auditions for Wind Instruments & String Bass
- Prepared Audition Excerpts
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.
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.