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Orchestra, Wind Band Auditions Spring 2018

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.

AUDITION DATES:

BRASS MAJORS
Round One: 9 a.m. Thursday, January 18, 2018

Round Two: 9 a.m. Friday, January 19, 2018

Both rounds will take place at Schare Recital Hall. Audition excerpts for brass can be found here

Contact Alan Baer, Coordinator, for additional information - baertracks1@gmail.com

 
WOODWIND MAJORS
Round One: 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in Schare Recital Hall
Round One: 10 a.m.–4:10 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in Marryott Music Building room 108
Round Two: 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018
 

Contact Maureen Hurd, Coordinator, for additional information - mlhurd@mgsa.rutgers.edu

 
PERCUSSION MAJORS

Contact Joseph Tompkins, Coordinator, for audition information -  jhtsticks@aol.com

 
STRING MAJORS (RSO)

No audition is required for the Spring 2018 semester. Find rehearsal schedules, season repertoire, syllabus, and attendance policies here.

Contact Kynan Johns, Director RSO, for additional information - kjohns@mgsa.rutgers.edu

 
STRING NON-MAJORS (SINFONIA)

No audition required for the Spring 2018. Non-majors wishing to audition for string positions in Rutgers Sinfonia should contact Professor Johns directly. 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. Find the syllabus here.

Contact Kynan Johns, Coordinator, for additional information – kdjohns@mgsa.rutgers.edu

 
NON-MAJOR AUDITIONS (WIND, BRASS & PERCUSSION)
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6–9 p.m.
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 - dbott@mgsa.rutgers.edu