Orchestra, Wind Band Auditions Fall 2017

This notice applies to all woodwind, brass and string majors who are required to audition for placement in the four curricular ensembles, Rutgers Symphony Orchestra (RSO), Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, and Symphony Band.

As in the past, department policy requires performance in one of the three curricular ensembles in order to remain eligible for lessons. The department reserves the right to make these placement assignments. Non-majors who are interested in these groups are also encouraged to audition.

This audition will also be used to determine placement in Sinfonia, brass ensembles, and all chamber groups.


Round One: 4 p.m.–9 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Round Two: 2:15 p.m.–9 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Both rounds will take place at the Nicholas Music Center.

Contact Alan Baer, Coordinator, for additional information -

Round One: 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Nicholas Music Center:
10 a.m.–12:40 p.m.: Flutes
12:40–2:10 p.m.: Bassoons
2:10–3 p.m.: Oboes
Schare Recital Hall:
10 a.m.–1:40 p.m.: Clarinets
1:40–2 p.m.: Saxophones
3:50–5:30 p.m.: Remaining saxophones
Round Two: 10:15 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Schare Recital Hall:
10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: Bassoons and clarinets
2:30–3 p.m.: Oboes
3–4:30 p.m.: Flutes

Contact Maureen Hurd, Coordinator, for additional information -


Contact Joseph Tompkins, Coordinator, for audition information -


String auditions for RSO for Fall 2017 will take place on Thursday, September 7 in Schare Recital Hall, Marryott Music Building from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. All string majors (graduate and undergraduate) are required to audition for RSO. Find rehearsal schedules, season repertoire, syllabus, and attendance policies here. Find full list of required audition excerpts (with link to audition signup sheet) below, at bottom of this page at the string auditions excerpts tab.

Contact Kynan Johns, Director RSO, for additional information -


Non-majors wishing to audition for string positions in Rutgers Sinfoniashould audition on Wednesday, September 6 in Schare Recital Hall, Marryott Music Building from 7:15–9 p.m. The audition requirements are to play two contrasting solo works of your own choice showing your strengths. Auditions will last a maximum of 5–10 minutes. A sign-up sheet will be posted downstairs in the Marryott Music Building in advance of the audition. Find the syllabus here.

Contact Kynan Johns, Coordinator, for additional information –


Tuesday, September 5, 2017, and Thursday, September 7, 2017, 7–9 p.m.
Auditions will take place in the Marryott Music Building rooms 107, 109, 115, & 118. Please report to the front lobby for registration.
Please see attached documents for the registration form and additional information on auditions:

Contact Darryl Bott, Director of Bands, for additional information -