Fall 2020 Auditions for Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band

( Percussion and Jazz Ensemble participants will audition separately.

To be held during the first week of classes (September 14-18)

Current as of 7/1/2020. Subject to change as new information becomes available regarding COVID-19

Auditions will be 5-6 minutes in length. Teachers have selected audition materials and you will find them below. If you have any questions regarding excerpts, please contact your studio teacher. This year’s auditions will also consist of sight-reading. Returning students should also be prepared to audition behind a screen.

Upon your arrival at school, please sign up for an audition time. Audition signups will be online and more information about this will be available soon. 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.


Bass Trombone: 

Clarinet:Materials (PDF) Euphonium:Materials (PDF)
Oboe: Materials (PDF) Tuba: Materials (PDF)
Saxophone:Materials (PDF) Violin: Materials (PDF)
Bassoon: Materials (PDF) Viola:Materials (PDF)
Trumpet: Preferred (PDF)Alternate (PDF) Cello: Materials (PDF)
Horn: Materials (PDF) Bass:Materials (PDF)
Tenor Trombone: Materials (PDF) Percussion: Refer to the percussion audition webpage