Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Audition Materials

Dear Students,

Welcome, and welcome back, to the MUN School of Music for another year of adventure and discovery! 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 Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra will take place on Tuesday, September 7th. Your audition time will be emailed to you.

The Chamber Orchestra may require wind players/percussionists for the fall term. Your audition for Wind Ensemble will act as your audition for Chamber Orchestra should you wish to be considered. Wind players auditioning for Jazz Ensemble will audition at the same time as your Wind Ensemble audition.

Below you will find PDFs of the excerpts for Wind Ensemble. For the wind players, at the top of each piece there is a note which tells you what bars to prepare. There are two pieces. For percussionists, each excerpt is self-explanatory. It is in your best interest to seek out recordings of the music so as to get a sense of tempo and character. Click on these links to hear the wind ensemble audition pieces:
http://www.tomdavoren.co.uk/stillness-wb.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nz7tvRdL94

Here is a great article which offers some advice on preparing for an audition:
https://bulletproofmusician.com/use-these-7-key-preparation-tips-to-be-more-successful-at-your-next-audition/

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Professor Brennan (Wind Ensemble) at bbrennan@mun.ca or Dr. Regehr (Director of the Chamber Orchestra) at vregehr@mun.ca.

Sincerely,

Bill Brennan
Director, MUN Wind Ensemble
Assistant Professor of Instrumental Conducting,
Memorial University


2021 Wind Ensemble Excerpts

Alto Saxophone
Bassoon
Bass Trombone
Clarinet
Euphonium
Flute
French Horn
Oboe
Percussion
Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba

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