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CONCERT BAND AUDITIONS

The Ensembles

Wind Symphony

Audition Required

Meets Tuesday/Thursday

1:00-2:50pm

Symphonic Band

Audition Required

Meets Tuesday/Thursday

1:00-2:50pm

University Bands

Non-Auditioned

Meets Tuesday or Thursday

7:00-8:50pm

Auditions for the BYU Concert Bands are administered by the studio professors for each instrument during the first week of fall and winter semesters. Each professor’s audition materials vary from year to year. Most auditions consist of scales, sight-reading, and prepared pieces. To receive more information or materials, click on your instrument below

  • Updated for Fall 2023
    The flute/picc ensemble placement auditions will be held the first day of Fall semester, Tuesday, September 5, 2023 between 10:30am and 2:30pm (2:30-3:30, if needed) in 4245 Music Building.

    Please sign up for a specific audition time on the google sheets link below. open times are listed, just delete “open” and enter your name in the time slot you choose.

    Please be prepared to play: 
    • chromatic scale, 3 octaves C-C • C harmonic minor scale, 3 octaves
    • a short lyrical excerpt from solo or orchestral repertoire (around 32 measures)
    • a short technical excerpt from solo or orchestral repertoire (around 32 measures)
    • possible sight reading
    piccolo, if interested, short lyrical and technical excerpt

    BYU Ensemble info:

    • University Band Tuesdays 7-9pm and Flute Choir MW 4-5pm are OPEN enrollment
    • Philharmonic Orchestra, 2 Flutes 1 Picc, MW 1:00-2:50
    • Symphony Orchestra, 2 Flutes 1 Picc, MW 1:00-2:50
    • Wind Symphony, 4 Flutes 1 Picc, TR 1:00-2:50
    • Symphonic Band, 6 Flutes 1 Picc, TR 1:00-2:50

    Please sign up for the earliest time possible.  

    Audition Signup

    Professor Castellanos
    Christina_Castellanos@byu.edu

  • Updated for Fall 2023
    Instructions on how to sign up for auditions for all the large ensembles will be posted outside the clarinet studio door (4251 Music Building) at least a week before the start of the semester. Auditions will take place on the first two days of the semester. The auditions will last about five minutes.

    Please prepare two contrasting pieces (from the solo clarinet repertoire, orchestral excerpts, chamber music, etc., pretty much anything) that demonstrate skill. One should be fast and demonstrate finger speed/dexterity and tonguing ability; the other should be slow and pretty to demonstrate musicality. You should also prepare a scale of your choice (tongued one direction and slurred the other). There will also be a short sight-reading.

    You should not register for any of the auditioned groups until after the audition results have been announced. Contact Dr. Hinckley (clarinet@byu.edu) for more information regarding auditions.

  • Updated for Fall 2022
    Wednesday, August 31

    10am-12pm in Dr. Nichols' Office, E-451

    Bring two contrasting excerpts from the standard saxophone repertoire - no more than 3 minutes total. Be prepared to sight read and play scales.

    Sign-up sheet will be posted on Dr. Nichols' door by the first day of classes.

  • Updated for Fall 2023
    Contact Dr. Christian Tran at christian_tran@byu.edu to receive more information.

  • Updated for Fall 2022
    Updated for Fall 2022Contact Dr. Chris Smith at christian_smith@byu.edu to receive more information.

  • Updated for Fall 2023

    Audition Repertoire:

    1. Mozart Horn Concerto No. 2, first movement, exposition
    2. Probespiel Fall 2023
    3. Shostakovich Symphony No. 5, 1st movement, Low-Horn Tutti; Horn 1.

    The Audition will be held September 5th. A sign-up sheet will be posted outside Room 3149 in the MB August 28.

  • Updated for Fall 2022
    Find audition instruction and materials here.

  • Updated for Fall 2022
    Audition materials for trombone can be found at https://kimballtrombone.com/byu-trombones/fall-2022-ensemble-auditions/

  • Updated for Fall 2022
    Contact Professor Bryce at dan_bryce@byu.edu for the materials and instructions for submitting an audition.

  • Updated for Fall 2023
    Percussion materials and instructions can be found here. Contact Dr. Matt Coleman at matt_coleman@byu.edu if you have additional questions.
    Signup for Auditions Here