Band and Orchestra Auditions - Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion

(1) ADVANCED AUDITION for the upper-level bands and orchestras (see orange block below):

University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra (TR 1:00-3:50 PM)
Illinois Wind Symphony (MW 1:00-3:50 PM)  

Philharmonia Orchestra (MW 4:00-5:50 PM)
Wind Orchestra (TR 1:00-2:50 PM)

(2) STANDARD AUDITION for the following concert bands (see blue block below):

Hindsley Symphonic Band (T 3:00-4:20 PM and R 3:00-5:20 PM)
University Band (M 7:00-8:50 PM) 

 

The ADVANCED Audition requires specific repertoire excerpts. Links to the excerpts are embedded below in the instrument names.
Please sign-up for a 5-minute audition time by clicking on the Audition Time Block link.

ADVANCED AUDITION = for Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra & Wind Orchestra
Sunday and Monday, August 25-26, 2019 - all Music Majors must audition (DMA, MM, BMUS, BME). 

BA majors and Non-music majors with all-state level profile are encouraged to audition for the upper ensembles.

KCPA = Krannert Center    |   FGH = Foellinger Great Hall   |   SMITH = Smith Memorial Hall   |   TFT = Tryon Festival Theatre

Audition Excerpts
(click on instrument for music)

Time Block (click on the times to sign-up for a 5-minute audition block)

WARM-UP AREA

AUDITION LOCATION

FLUTE Sunday: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM   113 SMITH SMITH-Recital Hall (114)
OBOE Monday: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM   113 SMITH SMITH-Recital Hall (114)
CLARINET Monday: 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM   113 SMITH SMITH-Recital Hall (114)
BASSOON Monday: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM   2310 KCPA (ORR) KCPA - FGH
SAXOPHONE Monday: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM  TFT Green Room KCPA - FGH
HORN Monday: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM  TFT Green Room KCPA - TFT
TRUMPET Monday: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM   TFT Green Room KCPA - FGH
TENOR TROMBONE Monday: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM TFT Green Room KCPA - TFT
BASS TROMBONE Monday: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM TFT Green Room KCPA - TFT
EUPHONIUM  Sunday: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM TFT Green Room KCPA - TFT
TUBA Sunday: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM TFT Green Room KCPA - TFT
PERCUSSION Sunday: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM 2310 KCPA (ORR) KCPA - FGH

 

STANDARD AUDITION = for Hindsley Symphonic Band, University Band & Campus Band
Wednesday and Thursday, August 27-28, 2019 in the Harding Band Building (HBB). 
We have a band for everyone!

You do not need to sign-up in advance for this audition.

STANDARD AUDITION MUSIC - Non-Music Majors:
A. Non-music majors audition on the following music:                                                    
(1) a chromatic scale demonstrating the full range of your instrument
(2) two major scales of your choice, and
(3) a two-minute prepared work of your choice (solo, etude, excerpt, etc.).  

STANDARD AUDITION MUSIC -  Music Majors:

B. Music majors audition on the following music:
(1) Advanced Audition excerpts (click on the instrument name in the above orange block.)
(2) Note: All Music Majors MUST take the Advanced Audition first. Only those who do not make UISO, Philharmonia, Wind Symphony or Wind Orchestra take this audition.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2019 – WOODWINDS AND PERCUSSION   
NOTE: If you cannot audition at the time below, please contact
Dr. Messina.

AUDITION TIME BLOCK
 

REPORT TO BAND OFFICE IN HARDING BAND BUILDING TO SIGN IN FIRST - GROUND FLOOR 

WARM-UP AREA

AUDITION LOCATION
Harding Band Building (HBB) = 1103 S. 6th Street, Champaign

3:00-5:00 PM
and
7:00 - 9:00 PM

FLUTES –  OBOES – BASSOONS 
CLARINETS  –  SAXOPHONES  
PERCUSSION  

HBB Practice Rooms - 2nd floor

FLUTES –  HBB 146 
OBOES/BASSOONS  –  HBB 128
CLARINETS  –  HBB 167
SAXOPHONES  –  HBB 261
PERCUSSION – HBB 141

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2019 – BRASS   
NOTE = If you cannot audition at the time below, please contact 
Dr. Messina.

AUDITION TIME BLOCK

REPORT TO BAND OFFICE IN HARDING BAND BUILDING TO SIGN IN FIRST - GROUND FLOOR 

WARM-UP AREA

AUDITION LOCATION
Harding Band Building (HBB) = 1103 S. 6th Street, Champaign

3:00-5:00 PM
and
7:00 - 9:00 PM

TRUMPETS  –  HORNS  – TROMBONES  
EUPHONIUMS – TUBAS  

 HBB Practice Rooms - 2nd floor

TRUMPETS  –  HBB 132
HORNS  –  HBB 146
TROMBONES  –  HBB 167
EUPHONIUMS/TUBAS - HBB 141