Ensemble Auditions

Wind Ensemble | Wind Symphony | Symphony Band

Membership in The University of Texas Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, and Symphony Band is determined via auditions which are open to all qualified students at The University. These auditions take place the first week of classes of each fall and spring term, and are heard by the conductors and the appropriate applied music Professor.

Each audition will last approximately five minutes. Students are required to perform a set of excerpts that will allow you to demonstrate both the sensitive and technical strengths of your playing.

Audition materials will be available for download on the Ensemble Auditions page after August 1st (for the fall semester) and after December 1st (for the spring semester).

Audition signups will take place online. Please be sure to complete the online signup prior to the week of auditions. Visit the Ensemble Auditions page of the Butler School of Music website for additional information.

Fall 2017 Audition Information Now Available

For the Fall 2017 semester, auditions will take place for Rotation (Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, New Music Ensemble) and Symphony Band. All ensemble auditions will take place in Bates Recital Hall. Information regarding Registration, Audition Excerpts, and the Audition Schedule can be found below.

Please contact Tiffany Galus (tgalus@utexas.edu) with any issues or questions.

Audition Registration:

Note: You must register for an audition prior to Sunday, August 27th.

Register for a Rotation Audition: https://goo.gl/forms/cHRWJZS9lbS0v1cS2
Register for a Symphony Band Audition: https://goo.gl/forms/5vK3EmF0vH7aNwBt2

Audition Excerpts:

Rotation Audition Excerpts: https://goo.gl/vvreS9
Symphony Band Audition Excerpts: https://goo.gl/gGi4oq

Audition Schedule:

Note: 30 minutes prior to the start of your instrument’s audition time slot, please go to the check-in table outside of Bates Recital Hall to sign-up for an audition time. (i.e. If you are a horn player, go to the check-in table at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday to sign-up for an audition time).

Tuesday, August 29

Horn: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Harp: 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 30 (1st Day of Classes)

Bassoon 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Flute  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Percussion: 1:00-4:00
Trombone: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Symphony Band: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 31

Oboe: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Saxophone: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Clarinet: 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Symphony Band: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 1

Trumpets: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Tuba/Euphonium: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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