CSUN Wind Ensemble in concert at Chicago Orchestra Hall, 2016

CSUN Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony

Concert Band Auditions for the 2017–18 Year

(updated: August 1, 2017)

Auditions for the CSUN Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony:
August 23, 24, and 25

Instructions:
  1. The audition music for each instrument is posted below. Click on the name of your instrument(s) to download the audition music.
  2. Auditions for each instrument will take place on a specific date and time (see times listed by instrument below).
  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 21st.
Scheduling your fall classes:
If you intend to perform in a concert band this fall, then do not schedule any classes during these times:
  • Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30–4:50 PM (Wind Symphony; MUS 179A, 379A, 679)
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00–3:40 PM (Wind Ensemble; MUS 179B, 379B, 679)
By avoiding these days & times, you will not create a scheduling conflcit between band rehearsal times and your other classes.


Audition Procedure

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

    The audition music for each instrument is posted below.

  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

Audition Music, and Dates & Times

  • Flute – Wednesday, August 23rd, 1:15–3:00 PM

  • Oboe – Thursday, August 24th, 3:00–4:00 PM

  • Bassoon – Thursday, August 24th, 3:00–4:00 PM

  • Clarinet – Thursday, August 24th, 9:00–11:00 AM

  • Saxophone – Wednesday, August 23rd, 3:30–6:00 PM

  • Trumpet – Friday, August 25th, 2:30–5:15 PM

  • French Horn – Thursday, August 24th, 1:15–2:30 PM

  • Trombone – Thursday, August 24th, 11:30 AM–12:45 PM

  • Bass Trombone – Thursday, August 24th, 11:30 AM–12:45 PM

  • Euphonium – Friday, August 25th, 9:00–10:15 AM

  • Tuba – Friday, August 25th, 9:00–10:15 AM

  • String Bass – Friday, August 25th, 9:00–10:15 AM

  • Percussion – Note special date: Saturday, August 26th, 10:45 AM–12:45 PM, Cypress Hall 159.
    See "Percussion Auditions" information above for details.

  • Piano – Please contact Dr. Stoffel if you are interested in auditioning as a concert band pianist. E-mail: stoffel@csun.edu


Additional Information