Audition Information for the 2014-15 Academic Year

Augustana student playing in the band

Auditions for the Augustana Band, Brass Choir, and Jazz Band will take place September 2 through September 5.

The audition process for the Augustana Band, Brass Choir, Jazz Band and the Augustana Orchestra (woodwind, brass and percussion) will consist of a 2-3 minute solo or etude of your choice, scales through 5 #'s and 5 b's that need not be memorized, a chromatic scale, and sight reading.

Students wishing to play in Northlanders Jazz Band should also prepare to improvise on a 12-bar progression (TBD). Northlanders rhythm section auditions will take place at the first rehearsal on September 8.  Students should register for an audition time upon their arrival on campus.

The detailed audition schedule will be posted on Humanities Room #135 after August 25.  Students are encouraged to sign up for an audition time AS EARLY ON THE SCHEDULE AS POSSIBLE.

Band Audition Times:
 
Tuesday, September 2
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Open Auditions, All Instruments Room 168
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Open Auditions, Percussion Only Room 168
 
Wednesday, September 3
11:30 am to 1:00 pm - Open Auditions, All Instruments Room 168
2:30 pm to 6:00 pm - Open Auditions, All Instruments Room 168
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Auditions, Orchestral Interest ONLY
 
Thursday, September 4
9:30 am to 12:00 pm - Open Auditions, All Instruments Room 168
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Open Auditions, All Instruments Room 168
 
Friday, September 5
TBD - Not to exceed 2 hours (10 am to Noon)
 
Please feel free to contact Dr. Schilf via email or phone 605.274.5458 with any questions you have regarding your audition.  We look forward to hearing your audition, and to your participation in the our instrumental programs!