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**Instrumental Ensemble Auditions**




Fall 2016 Large Instrumental Ensemble Auditions

Students receiving a School of Music scholarship must audition for ensembles as specified in their scholarship letter. Non-scholarship students should audition for commercial or classical ensembles according to their major.

Auditions for Orchestra Winds, Wind Ensemble, and Concert Band

Woodwind and Brass auditions will take place- TBD

STRING AUDITIONS

TBD

JAZZ BAND AUDITIONS

TBD

Rhythm Section: See information below regarding “Rhythm Section Auditions”


Auditions for Winds & Strings for Small Jazz Groups I,II and III

TBD

RHYTHM SECTION AUDITIONS

TBD

Locations: Guitar in Max Kade House (The Guitar House), Bass/Drums in the Dynamo Room, Piano in Harton.

MATERIAL FOR JAZZ GROUPS

TBD

(Jazz Band I and II, Jazzmin, Jazz Small Groups, Jazz String Septet, Bass Ensemble (1 drummer), and Commercial Guitar Ensemble (drums, bass, keys).

MATERIAL FOR POP/ROCK/COUNTRY FOR PIANO AND GUITAR

Pop/Rock/Country Audition pieces: (Details will be on charts)

TBD

Download Audition Schedule Details (PDF)

 **Special Note: If you have had track programming experience, please submit some examples to Jamie Wigginton prior to the auditions at: james.wigginton@belmont.edu or jamie@vocaledge.com

AUDITIONS FOR BRUIN BLAST PEP BAND

TBD

Bruin Blast performs at all home basketball games and travels to NCAA tournaments. Bruin Blast will hold auditions (for new members only) for piccolo, flute, clarinet, alto/tenor saxophone, trumpet, mellophone, trombone, baritone, and tuba, on Thursday, August 27 from 6:00-9:00 PM in room 303 of Belmont Heights. Each audition will consist of two major scales of choice, a two-octave chromatic scale, and a short sight reading excerpt. Rehearsals will take place prior to the start of the season. Course credit is not available. Students receive a stipend for participation.

REHEARSAL TIMES/LOCATIONS

Symphony Orchestra (Course Number: MUN 4930):

T/TH 3:00-4:30, F 2:00-2:50 (Concert Hall/Room 303)

String Chamber Orchestra (Course Number: MUN 4740.01):

M/W/F 1:00-1:50 (BHBC 303)

Wind Ensemble (Course Number: MUN 4900):

M/W/F 1:00-1:50, T/TH 12:30-1:45 (Concert Hall/Room 303)

Concert Band (MUN 4730):

M/F 3:00-4:20 PM (Concert Hall/Room 303)

Jazz Ensemble I (Course Number: MUN 4910):

M/W 4:00-6:00 PM,Dynamo Room (BHBC)

Jazz Ensemble II (Course Number: MUN 4915):

T/TH 4:30-6:00 PM, Dynamo Room (BHBC)

 

All music majors must be registered for all ensembles in which they participate (one for credit and all others for no credit under MUN 4895. Check classfinder for details.)


INSTRUMENT CHECKOUT

School-owned instruments are available. If you are in need of an instrument, please contact the appropriate ensemble director to obtain an instrument checkout form. You will need to take the form to the music facilities office in the Massey Performing Arts Center and fill out the appropriate paperwork. If you require a locker for large instruments, please contact April Simpkins via email (april.simpkins@belmont.edu) or visit her desk in the School of Music Office of the Wilson Music Building. If you require an instrument for the audition, you must make appropriate contacts prior to August 20.