Ensemble Auditions

General Info

All Music Majors are required to audition for the appropriate ensemble each semester.

Non-Music Majors are invited to audition for the ensembles listed below.

Jazz Band Auditions

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Room 205
9:00am-10:00am, Preliminary Drum set (with Dr. Schneller and Dr. Lane, SOM-room 224)
10:00am-11:00am, Rhythm Instruments (i.e. guitar, piano, and bass)
11:00am-1:00pm, Trombones
1:00pm-3:00pm, Saxophones

Each new and returning jazz student should sign up for an audition time located on the Jazz Studies Board. Auditions will be held in room 205 of the Music Building. Dr. Schneller asks that you bring a prepared transcription, jazz etude, or any prepared piece to the audition (therefore we will have no posted audition music). Additionally, you will be asked to sight-read. Students wishing to be considered for jazz chair placement will be asked to play 1-2 choruses of an improvised solo with a Jamey Aebersold play-a-long. The preliminary drumset audition will be conducted by Dr. Lane in RM 224 (the sign-up sheet will be posted on RM 224). This portion consists of sight-reading and a demonstration of various styles. Final placement in ensembles will be determined by reading/rehearsing charts with the Jazz Ensemble and/or Jazz Lab Band, conducted by Dr. Schneller during the first week of classes.

For more information email Dr. Aric Schneller at schneller@shsu.edu


Wind and Percussion Auditions

Orchestra Wind Section

Audition Schedule January 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

8:30am-10:15am - BRASS

  • Trumpet and Horn (Room 219)
  • Trombone and Tuba (Room 202)

10:30am-12:15pm - WOODWINDS & PERCUSSION

  • Flute and Clarinet (Room 219)
  • Double Reeds (Room 202)
  • Percussion (Recital Hall)


String Auditions

Orchestra String Section

Spring 2018 Audition Music





Audition Schedule Spring 2018


Tuesday, January 16, 2018
1:00pm-5:32pm (8-minute time slots)


String auditions are in the GPAC Recital Hall

Please contact Dr. Jacob Sustaita with any further questions.

Dr. Jacob Sustaita
Assistant Professor, Director of Orchestras 

School of Music
Sam Houston State University
1751 Avenue I, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: 936-294-1360


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