Audition Information for the 2015-16 Academic Year

The Augustana Band rehearses in the Beijing Concert Hall prior to their January 27, 2015 concert.

Auditions for The Augustana Band, The Augustana Orchestra, Brass Choir, and Jazz Band will take place September 1 through September 4.

The audition process for the Augustana Band, Brass Choir, and Jazz Band (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 Tuesday, Sept 8.  Students should register for an audition time upon their arrival on campus.

Orchestra (string) auditions will include: any short piece of the applicant's choice (3-4 minutes); ascending and descending scales and arpeggios of at least two octaves in the following keys - C major, G major, D major, and A major. (no minor keys) of which one or two will be asked to be played randomly on the spot; and one or two excerpts from standard orchestral repertoire to be sight read.

The detailed audition schedule will be posted on Humanities Room #137 after August 25.  Students are encouraged to sign up for an audition time AS EARLY ON THE SCHEDULE AS POSSIBLE.

Band and Orchestra Audition Times:

Tuesday, September 1

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

WednesdaySeptember 2

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.  -  Strings only, Room 168

12:00 am to 1:30 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 (woodwinds, brass, percussion only)

Thursday, September 3

9:00 am to 10:00am -Open Auditions, All Instruments   Room 168

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Open Auditions, All Instruments   Kresge

FridaySeptember 4  

9:00 am to 10:30am   Open Auditions, All Instruments    Kresge

11:00 am to 12:30 p.m.   Strings only, Room 168

Please feel free to contact Dr. Unger via email or phone 605.274.5234 with any questions you have regarding your audition for Band.
Orchestra interests should be directed to Dr. Kim via email.
We look forward to hearing your audition, and to your participation in the our instrumental programs!