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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, August 26, 2014
Room 205
9:00am-11:00am, Saxophones
11:00am-12:00pm, Rhythm Instruments
3:00pm-5:00pm, Trumpets
5:00pm-5:30pm, Preliminary Drum Set

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

Concert Band, Orchestra Wind Section, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble

Fall 2014 Audition Music








Tenor Trombone

Bass Trombone




Audition Schedule Fall 2014*


Monday, August 25, 2014
9:00 AM - Saxophone
10:30 AM - Trumpet
2:00 PM - Double Reed/Percussion
3:00 PM - Clarinet

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
9:00 AM - Trombone
10:30 AM - Horn
1:30 PM - Flute
3:30 PM - Euphonium and Tuba

*Wind Auditions are in room 201; Percussion Auditions are on stage in the PAC Concert Hall


String Auditions

Orchestra String Section

Fall 2014 Audition Music





Audition Schedule Fall 2014*


Monday, August 25, 2014
9:00-10:30 AM - Cello
12:00-1:00 PM - Viola
5:00 PM - Double Bass

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
4:30 PM - Violin

*String Auditions are in room GPAC 220F

Please contact Dr. Javier Pinell with any further questions.

Dr. Javier Pinell
Associate Professor of Violin - Coordinator of String Studies

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