Auditions

 

 If you are assigned to a Wind Studies ensemble MAKE SURE you are ENROLLED in the HOLDING COURSE!!!! 
We will move you to the course for your assigned ensemble.  If you were not assigned we will drop you from the holding course.

Undergrad MULB 1806.520
Graduate MULB 5173.520

Round 2 Results:
Flute: Group A&B
Oboe: Group A&B
Bassoon: Group A&B
Clarinet: Group A&B
Saxophone: Group A&B
Trumpet:  Updated Results Group A&B
Horn: Group A&B
Trombone: Group A&B
Euphonium:Group A&B
Tuba: Group A&B
Percussion: Group A&B
 

Audition Round 2 Lists:
Flute: Group A , Group B
Oboe: Group A, Group B
Bassoon: Group A, Group B
Clarinet: Group A, Group B
Saxophone: Group A, Group B
Trumpet: Group A, Group B
Horn: Group A, Group B
Trombone:  Group A Group B
Euphonium: Group A, Group B
Tuba: Group A, Group B
Percussion: Group A, Group B - UPDATED Round 2 schedules are posted 8/22/17

 

**A note about enrolling in the Holding Course: 

If you receive an "error" message after attempting to enroll in the Holding Course, please contact the Registrar's Office (email registrar@unt.edu or call 940-565-2111). Wind Studies cannot process those errors, unfortunately. If you continue to have issues with enrollment, please email us at windstudies@unt.edu

 

August 1-18, 2017:

Audition excerpts posted and sign-ups are opened

step1

Complete and Submit the Audition Information Form

2017 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).
 
step2

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.
What’s this for?
This ensures that you are registered for an ensemble. Once auditions are completed we will move you to your specific assigned ensemble (Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Brass Band, Concert Band, or University Band), which will show up on your schedule in MyUNT within 2 weeks of auditions. If you are placed in an Orchestra, we will take you out of the class so you can register for either Symphony or Concert Orchestra. 
 
step3
Sign up for your Round 1 Audition Time
Why are there two rounds of auditions?
For the Round 1 auditions, you will perform the required excerpts for the applied faculty members in your instrument area. Based on this audition, you will then be placed in a second group (A or B) for the Round 2 auditions, which will take place with both the applied faculty members and ensemble faculty members. This allows us to audition the hundreds of instrumental students within a few days!
Round 1 Signups- Click on your instrument below for link to signup:

 

► Be sure to download and print the required excerpts for your instrument – happy practicing!

 

August 21-26, 2017:

Round 1 and Round 2 Auditions; Ensemble Assignments Determined

step4

Complete your Round 1 Audition (w/ applied faculty) – Good luck!

 
step5

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 smiley
 
step6

Complete your Round 2 Audition (w/ applied faculty and ensemble faculty) – Good luck!

 
step7

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
 
Wind Studies Ensemble Rehearsal Schedule:
Wind Symphony: Tuesday/Thursday 1:15-4:05 pm (Murchison)
Symphonic Band: Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-3:15 pm (Murchison)
Wind Ensemble: Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-6:15 pm (Murchison)
Brass Band: Monday/Wednesday 2:15-4:05 pm (MU232)
Concert Band: Monday/Wednesday 1:15-3:15 pm (Murchison)
University Band: Monday/Wednesday 3:30-5:30 pm (Murchison)
 

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)

What NOT to do…

  • Do not wear shorts, jeans, hats, etc.
  • Do not make excuses or apologies (for anything)
  • Do not draw attention to problems (the committee may not notice)

What NOT to say:

  • “I haven’t warmed up.”
  • “I haven’t had a chance to practice.”
  • “I didn’t know . . .”
  • “I just got this horn.”
  • “What should I play?”
  • “What would you like to hear?”
  • “I didn’t have my instrument/sticks/etc...”
  • “I didn’t bring any music.”
  • “Nobody told me . . .”

 

Still have questions? Feel free to send us an email at windstudies@unt.edu and we’ll be happy to help!