Audition Requirements 2020-21
Auditions will take place only during the first week of classes in August, but unlike other years, auditions must be submitted by video. If you are taking Band for credit, you'll find a Placement Audition assignment in Blackboard. If you are not taking Band for credit, please use the UVM File Transfer Service to send me the file. In any case, please save the video in either .mov (Apple) or .mp4 (Windows and Android) format to make it easier for me to view.
You will play 3 scales, a chromatic scale, and a short etude/solo:
1. The following scales (NOT concert scales, so start on your
C, Bb, and D) in at least 2 octaves whenever possible (the more
octaves you do, the better your score will be):
Chromatic scale of your choice (full octaves only)
2. Short etude (found below as PDF files)
Flute Flute mp3
Clarinet Clarinet mp3
Bass Clarinet Low woodwinds mp3
Alto Sax Alto sax mp3
Tenor Sax Low woodwinds mp3
Bari Sax Low woodwinds mp3
Trumpet Trumpet mp3
Horn Horn mp3
Trombone Trombone mp3
- Sometimes the etude is for multiple instruments, so if there is a note(s) out of your range, please feel free to adjust up or down an octave.
- Percussion - you are welcome to play both etudes or just the snare or mallet piece; the important thing is to demonstrate your ability/experience on that instrument so I give you part assignments that work for you.