Band and Orchestra Auditions - Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion

There are two sets of auditions. The "Unified" audition, listed immediately below, is for the upper two orchestras and upper two bands. The "Standard" audition is for the remaining three bands. 

Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion 
Unified Auditions for Upper-Level Bands and Orchestras

University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra (TR 1:00-3:50 PM)
‡Illinois Wind Symphony (MW 1:00-3:50 PM)
University of Illinois Philharmonia Orchestra (MW 4:00-5:50 PM)
Illinois Wind Orchestra (TR 1:00-2:50 PM)

‡The IWS will perform in January, 2019 at the Illinois Music Educators Conference in Peoria. The roster will be based primarily on the results of the Fall placement audition.

Note: This 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.  Click on the Audition Time Block link.

Monday, August 27, 2018 – ALL MUSIC MAJORS Must Audition (BMUS and BME students)*
* = BA in Music majors and Non-music majors with all-state level profile are encouraged to audition for the upper ensembles.

INSTRUMENT EXCERPTS

AUDITION TIME BLOCK /SIGN-UP

WARM-UP AREA

AUDITION LOCATION

FLUTE 8:00 AM – 10:15 AM TBA KCPA-FGH
OBOE 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM MB Practice Rooms TBA
CLARINET 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM MB Practice Rooms TBA
BASSOON 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM TBA KCPA-FGH
SAXOPHONE 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM TBA KCPA-FGH
HORN 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM MB Practice Rooms TBA
TRUMPET 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM TBA KCPA-FGH
TENOR TROMBONE 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM MB Practice Rooms TBA
BASS TROMBONE 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM MB Practice Rooms TBA
EUPHONIUM | TUBA 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM MB Practice Rooms MBA
PERCUSSION 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM TBA KCPA-FGH

KCPA-FGH = Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Foellinger Great Hall
MB = Music Building 
MBA = Music Building Auditorium
HBB = Harding Band Building

Concert Band Auditions for Non-Music Majors (Standard Audition)

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

No specific excerpts are required.  Woodwinds, brass, and percussionists audition on the following: a chromatic scale demonstrating the full range of your instrument, two major scales of your choice, and a two-minute prepared work of your choice (solo, etude, excerpt, etc.). 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 – WOODWINDS & PERCUSSION *
* = If you cannot audition at the time below, please contact Prof. Houser

Audition Time Block

Report to Band Office in Harding Band Building

Warm-up Area

Audition Room

2:30 - 4:30 PM

7:00 - 9:00 PM

FLUTE  –  OBOE  –  BASSOON  –  CLARINET  –  SAXOPHONE  –  PERCUSSION

HBB 141

Check the Band Office for specific rooms.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 – BRASS *
* = If you cannot audition at the time below, please contact Prof. Houser

2:30 - 4:30 PM

7:00 - 9:00 PM

TRUMPET  –  HORN  –  TROMBONE  –  EUPHONIUM  –  TUBA

 HBB 141

Check the Band Office for specific rooms.

KCPA-FGH = Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Foellinger Great Hall
MB = Music Building
MBA = Music Building Auditorium
HBB = Harding Band Building