Fall 2015 Auditions for Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band

( Percussion and Jazz Ensemble participants will audition separately.)

Saturday, September 12
Sunday, September 13
Monday, September 14

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 8 and 9. 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-FallExcerpts-Winter;  Excerpts-Spring

 Trombone: 1 Cover; 2 Russian Easter-all; 3 Sinfonietta-tenorbass; 4 William Tell-all

Clarinet: Excerpts for all clarinetists (PDF); LSO Excerpts (PDF) *; Bass Clarinet Excerpt (PDF)Euphonium: Excerpts (PDF)
Oboe: Excerpts (PDF) Tuba: Excerpts (PDF)
Saxophone: Excerpts (PDF) **Violin: Excerpts (PDF)
Bassoon: Excerpts (PDF)Viola: Excerpts (PDF)
Trumpet: Excerpts (PDF)Cello: Spring cello excerpts (PDF)
Horn: Essential Info (PDF); Rossini-Horn 1; Beethoven-Excerpt 2; Shostakovich-Excerpt 1; Haydn-Excerpt 5; Strauss-Excerpt 2Bass:  Excerpt 1 (PDF) Excerpt 2 (PDF) (will need both excerpts)

* All auditioning clarinetists must play the 1st set of excerpts. In addition, play the 2nd set if auditioning for the LSO.

** Should be played on alto saxophone

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