Fall Audition Results
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Fall 2012 Audition Information
Auditions are for seating only; we make no cuts! This year they will be held Wednesday, September 19th from 4:30-6:30pm and Thursday, September 20 from 7:30-9:30pm. Sign up online right on our homepage after September 1st or come by Woolworth Music Building and look for the PUWE bulletin board on the first floor (next to Room 102) where there will be a sign-up sheet posted from September 10-16. If you sign up on the bulletin board, you will receive the exact time and location of your audition by email on Tuesday, September 18.
Please note: If you miss these official audition times, it is still possible to join the ensemble during the first few weeks of rehearsals. Just contact us directly at email@example.com with "Audition Request" in the subject line and we'll schedule a time to hear you.
The audition will last 5-10 minutes and will consist of an excerpt from this year's repertoire, major and chromatic scales, and some light sight reading. You may also play a short excerpt (10-20 measures) from a piece of your choice that best demonstrates your abilities, but this is optional. On the day of the auditions, you may use room 102 to warm up. Our conductor, Robert Gravener, will be waiting in room 106 for your audition. There will be at least two officers in room 102 to watch your stuff and answer any questions you might have about the ensemble.
Audition results (part assignments) will be posted online and on the PUWE bulletin board on Saturday, September 22. Please note that there is no strict seating chart. The purpose of the audition is to get a general idea of your playing level so we can assign parts accordingly. There is certainly flexibility within each section with regard to specific seating for each piece. The first rehearsal will be the next day, at 7pm, in McAlpin Rehearsal Hall, Woolworth Music Center.
Tips and Guidelines
Sign up for your audition at the PUWE bulletin board or just walk in during the audition time.
Practice all major and chromatic scales.
Feel free to find recordings of the audition piece!
Make sure to properly warm up before the audition. 102 Woolworth will be open for the duration of the audition period.
If you signed up for a time slot at the bulletin board, please be on time!
Flute/Piccolo - Jupiter, pickup to #9 - #10, 6 before #11 - 3 after #11
Oboe - Jupiter, pickup to #9 - #10, solo after #10 - #11
Clarinet - Jupiter, #3 - #4, Andante maestoso after #8 - #10
E Flat Clarinet - Jupiter, #3 - #4, #17 - presto
Bass Clarinet - Jupiter, #6 - #8
Alto Saxophone - Jupiter, pickup to #9 - #10
Tenor Saxophone - Jupiter, #3 - #4, #6 - piu mosso
Bari Saxophone - Jupiter, #1 - #2, piu mosso after #6 - #7
Bassoon - Jupiter, #8 - andante maestoso
French Horn - Jupiter, #5 - #6, first 12 measures of #13
Trumpet - Jupiter, #5 - #7
Trombone - Jupiter, Piu mosso after #6 - #7
Euphonium - Jupiter, Measure 6 - #1, first 12 measures of #13
Tuba - Jupiter, Measure 16 - 3 measures after #1, pickup to #3 - #5
Percussion - Prepare your own selection (less than two minutes) - email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions
Your wind instrument not listed? - Email email@example.com for your part!