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Large Performance Ensemble Auditions

2019-2020 LARGE PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS

Auditions for the University of Alabama Large Performance Concert Ensembles (Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band and the Wind/Percussion sections of Huxford Symphony Orchestra) will be held on Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Students will register for an audition using the registration form below (opens July 1, 2019). The week before auditions, those who have registered will receive an email with specific information regarding their audition on the day listed below for their instrument.

**PLEASE NOTE…STUDENTS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE WIND ENSEMBLE OR SYMPHONIC BAND MUST AUDITION ON MONDAY, AUGUST 19 AND TUESDAY, AUGUST 20. AFTER AUDITIONS, THOSE WHO ARE PLACED IN THE SYMPHONIC BAND WILL COMPLETE A CHAIR PLACEMENT AUDITION ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 AND FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 TO DETERMINE SYMPHONIC BAND CHAIR PLACEMENT.  THIS IS AN ADDITIONAL AUDITION FROM THE SAME EXCERPTS.**

**PLEASE NOTE…STUDENTS WHO AUDITION FOR WIND ENSEMBLE AND/OR SYMPHONIC BAND BUT ARE PLACED IN CONCERT BAND MUST STILL COMPLETE A CHAIR PLACEMENT AUDITION ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 AND FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 TO DETERMINE CONCERT BAND CHAIR PLACEMENT. THIS IS AN ADDITIONAL AUDITION FROM THE SAME EXCERPTS. ANYONE WHO DOES NOT WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN WIND ENSEMBLE AND/OR SYMPHONIC BAND BUT WISHES TO PARTICIPATE IN CONCERT BAND WILL NOT HAVE TO AUDITION ON MONDAY OR TUESDAY BUT WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE CHAIR PLACEMENT AUDITION ON THURSDAY OR FRIDAY.**

Students will be asked to prepare the assigned excerpts (bracketed areas ONLY) that will be posted JULY 1, 2019 to be performed for the evaluation panel. All auditions are performed behind a screen for the applied professor and the ensemble conductors. Results are posted shortly after all auditions have been completed. Check the University Bands website as the Fall semester gets closer for more information about the 2019-2020 Large Performance Concert Ensembles.

 

2019 Large Performance Concert Ensemble Audition
Registration Form – OPENING JULY 1, 2019

 

Large Concert Ensemble Audition Schedule and Excerpts (EXCERPTS POSTED JULY 1, 2019)

Monday, August 19, 2019 – Auditions will begin at 1:00 PM
Trumpet
Horn
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion

 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 – Auditions will begin at 1:00 PM
Flute

Oboe
Clarinet
Bassoon
Saxophone

 

Large Concert Ensemble Audition Excerpts (EXCERPTS POSTED JULY 1, 2019)
Flute & Piccolo
Oboe & English Horn
Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
Bassoon
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
Trumpet
Horn
Trombone
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion

 


 

Jazz Ensemble and Combo Auditions

Auditions for the University of Alabama Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos will take place the same days as the Alabama Large Concert Ensembles (Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Concert Band) on Monday, August 19, 2019 and Tuesday, August 20, 2019 on the second floor of Moody School of Music in the Jazz Rehearsal Room (#201). Students will register for an audition using the link below. Those who have registered will schedule a time for their audition on the day listed below for their instrument outside of Room 201 the Jazz Rehearsal Room on the second floor of the Moody School of Music builiding.

Students are asked to prepare the assigned excerpts found below to be performed for the evaluation panel. Information about what else to prepare is found here:  2019 Jazz Ensemble and Combo Audition Information – LINK COMING SOON

Results are posted shortly after all auditions have been completed outside of the Professor Kozak’s office room 212. Check the Jazz Studies website (www.jazz.music.ua.edu/) and University Bands website (www.bands.ua.edu) and as the semester gets closer for more information about the 2019-2020 Large Concert and Jazz Ensemble information.

 

2019 Jazz Ensemble and Combo Audition
Registration Form – LINK COMING SOON

 

Jazz Ensemble and Combo Audition Schedule and Excerpts

Monday, August 19, 2019 – Auditions will begin at 1:00 PM in the Jazz Rehearsal Room (#201)

1:00 PM – Saxophones/Woodwinds
2:30 PM – Rhythm Section (Guitar/Piano/Bass/Drum Set)

 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 – Auditions will begin at 1:00 PM in the Jazz Rehearsal Room (#201) 

1:00 PM – Trumpet/Trombone/brass

 

Jazz Ensemble Audition Excerpts
CLICK HERE to download the Excerpts – LINK COMING SOON