Audition Materials for Instrumental Ensembles
Please read the following information and
instructions before downloading audition
materials! Many frequently asked questions are addressed below.
Welcome to the web-based instrumental ensemble audition
Important: ALL Instrumental Ensembles, except
marching band, require an audition. We want to get to know each
person's present ability, level and potential. Please prepare
either the Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band audition music or the
Symphony Orchestra excerpts. The directors of all the major
instrumental ensembles will be present for your audition, so you
will only need to play one audition to be considered for more than
one ensemble. A separate audition is required, however, for the
Jazz Ensembles, Jazz Combo and for placement in the percussion
sections of the Orchestra, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble.
Audition Schedule Fall 2012
Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, or Symphonic Band
Wind, Brass, and String
Students intending to
perform in Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, or Symphonic Band
must audition for admission. Auditions will be scheduled by signing
up for a time on the bullet board listed for each
Butler Symphony Orchestra:
The following information is for incoming and returning music
students interested in performing in the Butler Symphony Orchestra.
The class will meet Mondays from 2-5 p.m. and Wednesdays from
All students must audition at the beginning of each semester.
Audition parts are available online. All wind players
should prepare principal parts. Violins have the option of
auditioning for either Violin 1 or 2. Percussion parts will
be assigned by Professor Crabiel (see below for details).
Please prepare the ENTIRE piece, not just excerpts.
Tempo and 'style' are vital to a successful audition.
Audition repertoire for Butler Symphony Orchestra will NOT be
available through E-Reserves. Instead, audition repertoire is
available as follows:
The Fall 2012 BSO audition is Sibelius Symphony
No. 1. Click here for the download link on IMSLP.
Auditions for strings will take place in August 2012 (specific
date TBA). Auditions for winds and brass will take place in
August (date TBA). Sign up for an audition time on the bulletin
board outside of LH 157 (Butler Symphony Orchestra board).
Questions? Please contact Professor Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band:
Anyone interested in performing in the Wind Ensemble or
Symphonic Band must audition at the beginning of each
semester. 2012 audition materials are
available here for download.
Auditions for winds and brass will take place on Tuesday, August
21. Sign up for an audition time on the bulletin board outside of
LH 157 (Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band board). Questions?
Please contact Dr. Grechesky at email@example.com or 940-9244.
All percussion (majors and non-majors) interested in performing
in Butler Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band must
audition for admission.
Auditions for percussion will take place in August (date
Sign up for an audition time on the bulletin board outside of
LH320. Audition materials will be available for download on
E-reserves. Questions? Please contact Jon Crabiel (Lilly Hall 320B)
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 940-9488.
Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo
Students intending to perform in Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo
must audition for admission. Auditions for Jazz Ensemble and
Jazz Combo only happen before the fall semester each year.
2012 Jazz Ensemble audition materials are now
available for download!
Supplementary audio files for the 2012 Jazz Ensemble
2012 Auditions will take place on August 21 from 1-7 p.m.
Sign up for an audition time on the jazz ensemble/combo sign up
sheet outside LH 246. (The same time slot will be used for your
jazz ensemble and combo auditions.) Audition materials will
be available for download on E-reserves. Questions? Please
contact Dr. Pivec at email@example.com or 940-9068 if you have
questions about jazz ensembles and combos.
Questions About The Auditions Or Ensembles?
If you have questions about the audition process or about
specific ensembles, please contact the director of the appropriate