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, Brass Choir, and Jazz Band will take place September 1 through September 4.

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 Tuesday, Sept 8.  Students should register for an audition time upon their arrival on campus.

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 Audition Times:

Tuesday, September 1 (4 hours) 

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 (5 hours)  + (2 hours for orchestra WBP)  

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

Thursday, September 3 (5 hours)  

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 (1.5 hours)   (tentative 2 two hour block)  

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

 

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