August 1-18, 2017:
Audition excerpts posted and sign-ups are opened
Complete and Submit the Audition Information Form
- Fill out the ENTIRE form (if an item does not apply to you, simply enter “N/A”).
- Applied teacher: If you have not been assigned an applied teacher, please refer to list below and use the faculty listed for your instrument.
- Note: Your student ID is the 8-digit number assigned to you by UNT, NOT your username (combination of letters and numbers).
Enroll in the Holding Section (labeled as “Wind Symphony” or "Large Ensemble: Band" in the Course Catalog)
- For Undergraduate students, this course is MULB 1806.520
- For Graduate students, this course is MULB 5173.520.
► Be sure to download and print the required excerpts for your instrument – happy practicing!
- Flute audition material, Piccolo audition material
- Oboe audition material
- Bassoon audition material
- Clarinet audition material **Information sheet in packet updated 8/14/17* Contact clarinet faculty if you have questions.
- Saxophone audition material
- Trumpet audition material
- Horn audition material
- Tenor Trombone audition material
- Bass Trombone audition material
- Euphonium audition material
- Tuba audition material
- Percussion audition material
August 21-26, 2017:
Round 1 and Round 2 Auditions; Ensemble Assignments Determined
Complete your Round 1 Audition (w/ applied faculty) – Good luck!
Determine your Round 2 Audition Time
- This time slot will be assigned to you. Within 1-2 days of your Round 1 Audition, your Round 2 Audition time will be posted on the Wind Studies website.
- PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE WIND STUDIES OFFICE ASKING WHEN YOUR ROUND 2 AUDITION IS, AS IT ONLY PROLONGS THE PROCESS! We will post the times once all results from the applied faculty are sent to us – we promise
Complete your Round 2 Audition (w/ applied faculty and ensemble faculty) – Good luck!
Determine your Ensemble Assignment
- Within 1-2 days of your Round 2 Audition, your ensemble assignment will be posted on the Wind Studies website – make sure you know your ensemble’s rehearsal schedule!
- Note: All Wind Studies ensembles WILL rehearse during the first week of classes
Individual Instrumental Professor Contacts
Flute – Mary Karen Clardy (940-565-3722), Terri Sundberg (940-565-3756)
Oboe – James Ryon (940-565-4965)
Bassoon – Kathleen Reynolds (940-565-3832)
Clarinet – Kimberly Cole Luevano (940-565-4096), John Scott (940-369-8388)
Saxophone – Eric Nestler (940-565-3754)
Trumpet – Jason Bergman (940-565-3764), John Holt (940-565-3719)
Horn – Bill Scharnberg (940-565-4826)
Trombone - Tony Baker (940-565-3711)
Euphonium – Brian Bowman (940-369-7937)
Tuba – Don Little (940-565-3741)
Percussion – Christopher Deane (940-565-3714), Mark Ford (940-369-7974)
A few friendly reminders and helpful hints…
- Please note the Wind Studies Ensemble Rehearsal Schedule and plan to accommodate your own schedule accordingly – do your best to avoid conflicts
- Give yourself plenty of time to do everything (i.e. get up early, have a leisurely meal, arrive early to the audition)
- Avoid over-practicing, which may cause nerve problems and fatigue
- Warm up well and practice audition material under tempo
- At the site, warm up alone and don’t listen to other players
- Play to your own standards; don’t try to guess how the committee would like something performed
- Take some risks; communicate the music’s message
- Maintain a positive appearance even if you do not think you played well
- Evaluate the audition experience
- Present a professional image (you get only one chance to make a first impression)
- Take control of the situation (plan what you are going to play and do)
- Dress for the occasion
- Be on time and warmed up
- Make sure your instrument and reeds are working properly
- Leave your case outside the room
- Have your instrument out and ready
- Introduce yourself and your repertoire
- Get the committee’s attention
- Speak clearly
- Look people in the eye
- Know correct pronunciations of composers and compositions
- Demonstrate your ability, facility and sensitivity
- Communicate if you have a legitimate problem (long before the audition)
Still have questions? Feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help!