Concert Ensemble Auditions

Large Concert Ensemble Auditions

Ensembles: 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. 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 take place in Westbrook Music Building (WMB) and Kimball Recital Hall (KRH) as noted in the schedule on this page.


The schedule and audition music will be posted as the information becomes available.

Sunday, August 19

  • 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: saxophones in room 205 WMB
  • 2:45 PM: bassoons mandatory meeting in room 231 WMB followed by auditions at 3:00 PM in room 119 WMB.

Monday, August 20

  • 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM: violins in room 105 WMB
  • 4:00 PM: horns in room 114 WMB
  • 5:00 PM: trumpets in room 114 WMB
  • 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM: trombones in room 130 WMB.
  • 5:30 PM: cellos in WMB room 105 WMB
  • 7:15 PM to 8:00 PM: euphoniums in room 130 WMB.
  • 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM: violas in room 105 WMB
  • 8:15 PM to 9:00 PM: tubas in room 130 WMB.

Tuesday, August 21

  • 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM: percussion in room 132 WMB
  • 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM: oboes in room 110 WMB
  • 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM: all clarinets in room 119 WMB

Wednesday, August 22

  • 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM: basses on KRH stage
  • 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM: flutes in room 130 WMB


Flute Repertoire:

  • Flute Majors must contact Dr. John Bailey for repertoire information.
  • All Flute Non-Majors play a prepared piece of your choice demonstrating technique and musicality, and must play all major scales and the chromatic scale (two octaves, all slurred). Sight-reading will also be required.
  • Those auditioning on piccolo: The scales and sight-reading must be played on the piccolo.

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

Oboe Audition Music

B-Flat and Bass Clarinet Audition Music

Bassoon Audition Music

Saxophone Audition Music

Horn Audition Music

Trumpet Audition Music

Play a recording of the trumpet audition music.

Tenor Trombone Audition Music

Bass Trombone Audition Music

Euphonium Audition Music

Tuba Audition Music

Percussion Audition Music

Violin Audition Music

Viola Audition Music

Cello Audition Music

Double Bass Audition Music