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Orchestra, Wind Band Auditions Spring 2019

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.–13 p.m. Monday, January 21, 2019 in Schare Recital Hall *please note update as of 1/17/2019

Round Two: 12 p.m.–4 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2019 in Schare Recital Hall *please note update as of 1/17/2019

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

 
WOODWIND MAJORS
Round One: 9:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2019 in Schare Recital Hall
Round Two: 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2019 in Schare Recital Hall
 

Contact Kaoru Hinata, Interum Coordinator, for additional information - kaoruhin@gmail.com

 
PERCUSSION MAJORS

1:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Sunday, January 20, 2019 in Shindell Choral Hall

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

 
STRING MAJORS (RSO & Sinfonia)

**Please note, string auditions are held only in the Fall Semester.** All undergraduate and graduate string majors are required to audition for RSO, which will serve as placement/seating auditions for both RSO and Sinfonia. String auditions will be held on Thursday, September 6th from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. in Schare Recital Hall in the Marryott Music Building.

Please click here for more information on audition excerpts, where imbedded is a link to the audition signup form.

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

 
STRING NON-MAJORS (SINFONIA)

**Please note, string auditions are held only in the Fall Semester.** String audition for Sinfonia for non-majors will take place on Wednesday, September 5th from 7:15 p.m. in Schare Recital Hall in the Marryott Music Building. 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)
7 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, 2019, check-in Marryott Music Building Lobby
7 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Thursday, January 24, 2019, check-in Marryott Music Building Lobby
 
Contact Darryl Bott, Director of Bands, for additional information - dbott@mgsa.rutgers.edu
Percussionists, contact Professor Joseph Tompkins, Coordinator of Percussion, for additional information - jhtsticks@aol.com.
 
 
 
Exerpts for the Spring 2019 Large Ensemble Placement Auditions can be found here:

Brass Audition Excerpts - Spring 2019

Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Horn
Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba

Woodwind Audition Excerpts - Spring 2019

Alto Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bassoon
Clarinet
Flute
Oboe
Tenor Saxophone