CSUN Wind Ensemble in concert at Chicago Orchestra Hall, 2016
CSUN Wind Ensemble & Wind Symphony
Concert Band Auditions for the 20192020 Year
(updated: July 31, 2019)
Auditions for the CSUN Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony:
Take Place on August 21, 22, and 23
Scheduling your fall classes:
- The audition music for each instrument is posted below. Click on the name of your instrument(s) to download the audition music.
- Auditions for each instrument will take place on a specific date and time (see times listed by instrument below).
- The sign-up list for audition times will be posted outside Dr. Stoffels office door, Cypress Hall 210, beginning on Monday, August 19th. Come by at your convenience that week to sign-up for an audition time.
If you intend to perform in a concert band this fall, then do not schedule any classes during these times:
By avoiding these days & times, you will not create a scheduling conflict between band rehearsal times and your other classes.
- Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:304:50 PM (Wind Symphony; MUS 179A, 379A, 679)
- Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:003:40 PM (Wind Ensemble; MUS 179B, 379B, 679)
• Auditions for Wind Instruments & String Bass
- Prepared Audition Excerpts
The audition music for each instrument is posted below.
The audition will include some sight-reading. In addition to accurate note-reading, successful sight-reading should demonstrate musical phrasing, style, and expression.
Audition Dates & Times
- Flute Friday, August 23rd, 2:30-4:20 PM
- Oboe Friday, August 23rd, 9:00-10:00 AM
- Bassoon Friday, August 23rd, 9:00-10:00 AM
- Clarinet Wednesday, August 21st, 12:15-2:20 PM
- Saxophone Wednesday, August 21st, 3:30-5:05 PM
- Trumpet Thursday, August 22nd, 12:45-2:45 PM
- French Horn Friday, August 23rd, 10:30-11:40 AM
- Trombone Thursday, August 22nd, 9:00-10:45 AM
- Bass Trombone Thursday, August 22nd, 9:00-10:45 AM
- Euphonium Friday, August 23rd, 12:15-1:50 PM
- Tuba Friday, August 23rd, 12:15-1:50 PM
- String Bass Friday, August 23rd, 12:15-1:50 PM
• Auditions for Percussion
• Auditions for Piano/Keyboards
- Note the special date: The audition for percussionists will be administered by the percussion studio faculty on Saturday, August 24. Contact Dr. John Roscigno in advance for the audition information and music.
- We have occasional need for a pianist in the concert bands. Please contact Dr. Stoffel after August 1st for the audition information and music.
CSUN Wind Ensemble in concert Honolulu, Hawaii, 2018