CSUN Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony

Concert Band Auditions for the 201415 Year

(updated: January 7, 2015)

Spring 2015 Auditions for the CSUN Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony:
to be arranged with the conductor

  1. E-mail the Director of Bands, Dr. Lawrence Stoffel, to make arrangements for an audition. E-mail: stoffel@csun.edu.
  2. The audition music (excerpts) for each instrument is posted below. Click on the name of your instrument to download the audition music. Bring your own copy of the music to your audition.

Audition Procedure

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

    The audition music is posted above. 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 may include some sight-reading. In addition to accurate note-reading, successful sight-reading should demonstrate musical phrasing, style, and expression.

  • Please ask Dr. Stoffel in person or by E-mail for any clarification or scheduling problems. E-mail: stoffel@csun.edu.