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Spring 2024 Audition Information

Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band

Signups for audition times will be posted outside of Dr. Wolynec’s office (MMC 150) by Monday, January 8. The auditions will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 16 & 17. Be sure to sign up for a slot that does not interfere with your class schedule.

Please arrive a few minutes early, warmed up, with all required accessories/equipment, and with your own copy of the excerpts. A music stand and a chair will be provided. You may sit or stand.

If you are only auditioning for Symphonic Band, only play those excerpts. If you are also auditioning for Wind Ensemble, play ALL of the excerpts for your instrument.

Multi-measure rests may be ignored.

Be prepared to indicate if you are interested in performing in the Symphonic Band as well if you are assigned to the Wind Ensemble.

Symphonic Band excerpts are from Symphony #6 by Vincent Persichetti

Wind Ensemble excerpts are from Hammersmith by Gustav Holst

APSU Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Audition Excerpts

Symphony Orchestra

Audition excerpts are available at the link below drawn from imslp.org public domain database.

Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor by Aleksander Borodin

When you arrive at this site scroll down to “Sheet Music” and click on the tab for Parts. Then scroll down until it says “Polovetsian Dances (Act II)” at this point you will see the piccolo part. Please click on the arrow next to where it says “19 more.” You may be asked to accept a disclaimer. Please use the second set, which is marked Nos. 8 and 17 (not the set marked complete). All excerpts are derived from 1st/top parts unless notated in the link below.

String auditions will be held Tuesday, January 16 beginning at 5:30 pm. Wind auditions will be held concurrently with Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band auditions Tuesday and Wednesday, January 16 and 17. Percussion auditions will also be held concurrently with Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band on Wednesday, January 17 from 12:20 pm. An audition sign-up sheet will be posted next to MMC 150 by Monday morning, January 8 including audition room locations. Rosters will be announced Wednesday evening, January 17 by 8:00 pm. Orchestra first rehearsal will be Thursday, January 18.

APSU Symphony Orchestra Audition Excerpts