CSUN Wind Ensemble in concert at Chicago Orchestra Hall, 2016

CSUN Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony

Concert Band Auditions for the 2016–17 Year

(updated: July 6, 2016)

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 24, 25, and 26

  1. The audition music (excerpts) for each instrument will be posted on this webpage on Monday, 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 (to be determined later this summer).
  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 22nd.

Audition Procedure

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

    The audition music will be posted above on Monday, August 1st. It is 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, Spotify, iTunes, etc. as valuable resources 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