Wind Ensemble and Orchestra Auditions

The Symphony Orchestra rehearses Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6pm; the Wind Ensemble rehearses Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6pm. Please hold both of these rehearsal times open in your schedule until after ensemble placements are made. 

Classical Instrumental Music majors at SSU will be placed in one or both ensembles at the discretion of the music directors. Non-majors and community members may choose to audition for either ensemble. 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions and good luck!

 

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Dr. Alexander Kahn
Director of Orchestra
707-664-2989
Dr. Andy Collinsworth
Director of Bands
707-664-4154

 

Audition Dates

Wednesday August 18 (strings) and Thursday August 19 (winds, percussion, and brass)
4-6pm
Green Music Center.

These ensembles are open to all students, regardless of major.

Preparation

Auditionees should prepare the materials (scales and excerpts) found in the appropriate packet for their instrument. Instrumental packets are listed below in score order. 

The audition process takes approximately 10 minutes.

 

Audition Packets 

Flute/Piccolo 

Oboe

B-flat clarinet

Bass clarinet

Bassoon

Saxophone

French Horn

Trumpet

Tenor Trombone

Bass Trombone/Euphonium

Tuba

Percussion

Violin

Viola

Violoncello

Double bass