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Audition Information

Auditions will be held on Monday, September 3–Thursday, September 6, 2018. Auditions will take place in blocks, by instrument, to be announced in August. All auditionees must show up before their block begins to be assigned an audition slot.


Each audition will be approximately seven minutes (percussion ten 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 three minutes).
  • Percussionists must prepare a mallet solo.
  • Wind and percussion repertoire excerpts provided below in PDF format. These are required of all music majors, and any non-music majors interested in Wind Symphony.*

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

Audition Sign Up Procedure

Auditions will be held on Monday, September 3–Thursday, September 6, 2018. All participants are required to show up 15 minutes before the beginning of their instrument's block.

Filling out this form to pre-register helps us plan better:

Non-music major form: https://goo.gl/forms/knH3oo2xyUxOBeoV2

Music major form (if you spoke to a studio professor about auditioning on the studio day, use this form): https://goo.gl/forms/KE9s3pCsOgTUsChl2


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


Monday, 9/3:        Clarinets (18): 9:00–11:00

                             Flutes (20): 11:30–1:45

                             Oboe (5): 2:00–2:45


Tuesday, 9/4:       Tuba/euphonium (12): 9:00–10:30

                             Trumpet (12): 10:45–12:15

                             Horn (15): 12:30–2:15

                             Bassoon (3): 2:30–3:00

                             Saxophone (14): 3:00–4:45


Wednesday, 9/5   Trombone (17): 1:00–3:00


Thursday, 9/6       Percussion (13): 12:30–3:00

                             Non-majors: 3:15–5:00

Audition Advice

Fall 2018 Audition Excerpts                        



E-flat Clarinet


Bass Clarinet





Trombone or Bass Trombone




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