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WVU Symphony Orchestra Audition Information

Audition Schedule

Auditions will be held during the first week of classes.  Strings (new and returning who did not audition last spring) will audition Tuesday 8/15 6-8:30. Woodwind and Brass will audition during scheduled WVUSO rehearsal time (+ 1 hour) for Wednesday 8/16, 6-9:30 and Thursday 8/17 4-7:00pm.  Specific times will be assigned.

 

Audition Sign-ups

Sign-up sheets are now posted on the bulletin board behind the ‘north’ doors of 200B. Write your name and instrument on the appropriate sign-up sheet by 5pm Tuesday 8/15. Please note: you are not signing up for a specific audition time. Your audition day and time will be assigned by the Director of Orchestral Activities and posted by 7pm Tuesday evening 8/15*. If there is a problem with your assigned audition time, please contact Dr. Arnold. Adjustments will be made if possible.

 

*Please note, deadline times on the posted audition sign-up sheets are currently incorrect.  They will be corrected on 24 July.


Auditions

Auditions will be in Dr. Arnold’s office, room 228A. You should arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time and enter as soon as your predecessor leaves. Pick up an audition form outside 228A, fill it out, and bring it in to your audition. Auditions will consist of your short solo piece as well as orchestral excerpts listed. Auditions will last three-five minutes. Results will be posted by Thursday 8pm 8/17.

 

Audition Music

By following one of the links below you will find the title and portion of the required solo work followed by the required orchestral excerpt(s). You are responsible for obtaining the music for your required solo on your own. You should print out the excerpt(s) and bring your own copy to the audition.


IMPORTANT: IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PREPARE YOUR MUSIC AT OR CLOSE TO CORRECT TEMPOS. LISTENING TO RECORDINGS IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND EXPECTED. YOUR FAMILIARITY WITH THE EXCERPT’S PROPER RANGE OF TEMPOS AND MANNER OF EXECUTION IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR AUDITION.

 

First Rehearsal

Tuesday August 22 at 4pm.



Woodwind Audition Music

Brass Audition Music
String Audition Music