Concert Ensemble Auditions

Audition information for the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia (Opera and Chamber Orchestra)

Membership in these ensembles is determined by a juried audition that takes place during the first week of classes in August for the fall semester and in late November or early December for the spring semester, unless otherwise noted on this page. Audition music is available in May for the fall semester and in November for the spring semester. Printed copies can be obtained from the Glenn Korff School of Music’s instrumental music faculty or by downloading the music from this web page when it becomes available.

Auditions for the 2021 spring semester will be via recorded submissions only. Specific audition repertoire and submission deadlines will be posted below as the information becomes available. Percussionists interested in a spring semester ensemble should contact Dr. David Hall at dhall@unl.edu for information.

Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Big Band and all combo auditions for the spring semester will be handled remotely. The deadline for jazz audition submission is Friday, December 18, 2020. Click on the link below for more detailed information about the jazz ensemble audition process.

Spring Semester Jazz Auditions



2021 SPRING SEMESTER AUDITIONS

The schedule is subject to change as events warrant due to the Coronavirus/Covid-19 situation.


  • Flute: Submit videos to Dr. John Bailey by 5:00 PM on January 14, 2021. Instructions are included in the repertoire list.
  • Oboe: Submit videos to Dr. William McMullen by 5:00 PM on January 14, 2021, or upload your video to Canvas. Instructions are included with the music.
  • Clarinet: Video links due to Dr. Diane Barger by 5:00 PM on January 14, 2021. Instructions are included with the music.
  • Bassoon: Submit videos using the VidGrid service by 5:00 PM on January 14, 2021. Instructions are included with the music.
  • Saxophone: Video recordings due to Dr. Paul Haar no later than 5:00 PM on January 14, 2021. Instructions are included with the music.
  • Trumpet: Video recordings due to Cat Martinez no later than 11:59 PM on December 2, 2020. Instructions are included with the music.
  • Horn: Video recordings due to Dr. Alan Mattingly no later than 5:00 PM on January 20, 2021. Instructions are included with the music.
  • Trombone: Audio recordings due to Dr. Scott Anderson by 5:00 PM, Friday, November 20, 2020.
  • Euphonium: Video recordings due to Dr. Ravil Atlas no later than 11:59 PM on November 21, 2020. Instructions are included with the music.
  • Tuba: Video recordings due to Dr. Ravil Atlas no later than 11:59 PM on November 21, 2020. Instructions are included with the music.
  • Percussion: Submit videos to Dr. David Hall by 5:00 PM on January 14, 2021.
  • Violin: Audition recordings due to Dr. David Neely no later than 12:00 AM (midnight) on January 15, 2021. Instructions are included with the music.
  • Violin: Audition video recordings are due to Dr. Clark Potter no later than 5:00 PM on January 18, 2021.
  • Cello: Audition recordings due to Dr. Karen Becker no later than 11:59 PM on January 16, 2021. Instructions are included with the music. Also, the entire cello part for the Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture can be found on IMSLP. It would be a great idea to download it and follow along so you’re familiar with the context of each excerpt and the piece as a whole.

SPRING AUDITION MUSIC

Audition music will be posted as it becomes available.

Download the audition music by clicking on the appropriate box below.

Flute Audition Repertoire

Oboe Audition Music

Clarinet Audition Music

Bassoon Audition Music

Saxophone Audition Music

Trumpet Audition Music

Horn Audition Music

Tenor Trombone Audition Music

Bass Trombone Audition Music

Euphonium Audition Music

Tuba Audition Music

Percussion audition instructions: Bottom line - right hand; top line - left hand; bass drum is optional. Download the music at the link below.

Percussion Audition Music


Violin Audition Music

Viola Audition Music

Cello Audition Music

Bass Audition Music