Jazz Band Audition Materials - 2017

Dear fellow musician:

Every fall, all music students (new and returning) must audition for ensemble placement. In addition, we welcome auditions by community members and students from other faculties who may wish to perform with one of our ensembles.
This year, auditions for the Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble will take place on Tuesday, September 6th in the Instrumental Room and Suncor Energy Hall. For all except the percussionists, you only do one audition, not one for each ensemble.

*For trombone, saxophone and trumpet players, sign-up sheets will be posted outside Dr. DeCinque’s office for in late August, so please put your name down so we can plan accordingly.
For pianists, guitarists, bassists, percussionists and vocalists, there is not a sign up sheet. Please arrive at the Instrumental Room at the beginning of the stated audition times below.

IMPORTANT - All first year saxophone, trumpet and trombone players audition between 2:15-3:40 (Suncor Hall). All first year pianists, guitarists and vocalists audition between 4:30-5pm in the Instrumental Room.

Piano 9:00am (Instrumental Room)
Guitar 9:30am (Instrumental Room)
Saxophone 10:30-11:00am (Suncor Hall)
Low Brass 11:00-11:30am (Suncor Hall)
Voice 11:30am-12:00pm (Instrumental Room)
Bass 1-1:30pm (Instrumental Room)
Trumpet 1:30-2:15pm
 (Suncor Hall)
All first year saxophone, trumpet and trombone players 2:15-3:40 (Suncor Hall)
Percussion 4-4:30 (Instrumental Room)
All first year pianists, guitarists, vocalists 4:30-5pm (Instrumental Room)

Below you will find PDFs of the excerpts for your instrument. Auditions may include sight-reading and scales.

Here is a great article that offers some advice on preparing for an audition:


Take particular note of the pre-performance and warm-up portions.

If you have any questions or anticipate a time conflict, please contact Bill Brennan at wmb535@mun.ca.


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