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Orchestra, Wind Band Auditions Fall 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. Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in Schare Recital Hall

Round Two: 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in Schare Recital Hall

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

 
WOODWIND MAJORS
Round One: 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in Marryott Music Building Room 206
Round One: 2:15 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in Walters Room 240
Round Two: 2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in Walters 240
 

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 & Sinfonia)

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)

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)
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Contact Darryl Bott, Director of Bands, for additional information - dbott@mgsa.rutgers.edu
 
 
Exerpts for the Fall 2018 Large Ensemble Placement Auditions can be found here:
Brass Audition Exerpts Fall 2018
Woodwind Audition Excerpts Fall 2018