CSUN Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony

Concert Band Auditions for the 2015–16 Year

(updated: June 5, 2015)

Fall 2015 Auditions for the CSUN Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony:
Complete instructions and audition music will be posted here on August 1st.

Instructions:
  1. Auditions will take place the week prior to the start of the fall semester. Auditions for each instrument will take place on a specific date and time.
  2. 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.
  3. Sign-up for an audition time on the list that will be posted outside Dr. Stoffel’s 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 – Note special date: Saturday, August 22nd, 10:45 AM–12:45 PM, Cypress Hall 159.
    See "Percussion Auditions" information below for details.


Audition Procedure

• Auditions for Wind Instruments & String Bass
  1. 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.

  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