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 15, 2019
Room 205
9:00am-11:00am, Trumpets
11:00am-12:00pm, Preliminary Auditions for Drum Set (Dr. Lane's Office)
12:00pm-1:00pm, Rhythm Instruments (i.e. guitar, piano, and bass)
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 download, print and prepare the appropriate required music, "Sakura" to be considered for Jazz Ensemble. Otherwise please bring a prepared transcription, jazz etude, or any prepared piece to the audition. 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.

"Sakura" reference recording - Airmen of Note

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

Spring 2019 Jazz Band "Sakura" Audition Music

Alto Saxophone 1

Trumpet 1

Trombone 1


Alto Saxophone 2

Trumpet 2

Trombone 2


Tenor Saxophone 1

Trumpet 3

Trombone 3


Tenor Saxophone 2

Trumpet 4

Trombone 4

Baritone Saxophone


Wind and Percussion Auditions for:

  • Orchestra Wind Section
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble

Audition Schedule Spring 2019

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - GPAC Concert Hall Stage

3:00pm - Percussion

Monday, January 14, 2019 - Room 201

9:00am - Saxophone
10:30am - Horn
1:30pm - Trumpet
3:30pm - Euphonium and Tuba

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - Room 201

9:00am - Trombone
10:30am - Clarinet
2:00pm - Double Reed
3:30pm - Flute

Spring 2019 Wind & Percussion Audition Music








Tenor Trombone

Bass Trombone




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