Eastern Michigan University

College of Arts and Sciences

Music & Dance

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Audition Information

Auditions for Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will take prior to the start of the fall semester and are heard by Dr. Schneider and Dr. Knopps, conductors and applied faculty.

Each audition will be approximately seven minutes in length and consist of the following:
-Solo material(s) of your choice demonstrating both technical and lyrical performance ability (please do not exceed four minutes).
-Percussionists must prepare a mallet solo.
-Wind and percussion repertoire excerpts provided below in PDF format. These are to be prepared by music majors only. Repertoire excerpts will be available approximately August 5th.

* non-music majors electing to play only in Symphonic Band may forego excerpts.

Audition Sign Up Procedure
Auditions will be held on Monday, September 2-Wednesday, September 4, 2013. A sign-up sheet for audition times will be located outside the Band Room (105) starting on August 26th. When signing up for an audition please include your full name, phone number, and an email address where you can be reached. If you are required to schedule your audition outside of the time reserved for your instrument (due to a class conflict or lack of available slots) please sign up for a make up audition time and clearly indicate your instrument next to your name.

Questions? Please contact EMU Bands at emu.bands@emich.edu or by phone at 734-487-1430.


Fall 2013 Audition Excerpts




Bass Clarinet




Bass Trombone




The Department of Music & Dance is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344 • Faculty Resources