Fall 2014 Auditions for Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Symphonic Band

** Percussion and Jazz Ensemble participants will audition separately.

Saturday, September 13 - new violin, viola and cello students
Sunday, September 14 - all brass and woodwind students; returning viola and cello students
Monday, September 15 - returning violin and all bass students

Auditions will be 5-6 minutes in length. Teachers have selected audition excerpts and you will find them below. If you have any questions regarding excerpts, please contact your studio teacher. Conductors reserve the right to request sight-reading with all auditioning students. Returning students should also be prepared to audition behind a screen.

Upon your arrival at school, please sign up for an audition time. Sheets will be at the Conservatory Help Desk on September 9 and 10. After those dates the sheets will be posted on the Orchestra Board (strings) or Wind Band board (woodwinds/brass), located behind the main office in the Conservatory building. Time slots will be available on a first come/first serve basis. Please sign up in order and do not leave any time slots empty.

We encourage all non-music majors to audition for any ensemble. (Students who are NOT music majors and would like to audition for Symphonic Band ONLY may prepare an etude or solo of their choice rather than the excerpts on the printed audition list.)

PLEASE EMAIL QUESTIONS TO: conservatory@lawrence.edu


If there is more than one link for an instrument, you may need all of them.

Flute:  Excerpts for Fall (PDF)   Flute Ensemble audition requirements (PDF)
Excerpts for Winter (PDF)   Excerpts for Spring (PDF)


Trombone: Excerpts (PDF)

Clarinet Excerpts everyone (PDF)  Plus these for orchestra audition (PDF)
Bass Clarinet (PDF): for ensemble placement on Bass Clarinet ONLY, please perform a brief solo and the required excerpt.
Doubling on the Eb and Bass Clarinet (PDF)For consideration on doubling instruments, please perform the required excerpts IN ADDITION to your audition on Bb clarinet.
Euphonium: Excerpts (PDF)
Oboe:  Excerpts (PDF) Tuba: Excerpts (PDF)
Saxophone: Excerpts (PDF) (can be played on any of the saxophones) Violin:  Excerpts (PDF)
Bassoon:  Excerpts (PDF) Viola:   Excerpts (PDF)
Trumpet:  Excerpts (PDF) Cello:   Cello auditions (PDF)
Horn:   Excerpts (PDF) ** Bass:   Excerpts (PDF)

** Sounds  samples of these excerpts can be found at: www.hornexcerpts.org

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