Spring 2018 Instrumental Ensemble Audition Information Posted


Posted on December 14, 2017 by Dr. William Petersen
Dr. William Petersen


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USA Wind Ensemble, Spring 2017

Auditions for Concert Instrumental Ensembles for Spring 2018 will occur at the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center, Room 1072 on Sunday, January 7th and Monday, January 8th. We encourage all instrumentalists to sign up and audition for placement in one of our two auditioned concert bands.  

The USA Wind Ensemble rehearses MWF from 11:15AM-12:05PM in the Laidlaw Rehearsal Room.  It is conducted by Dr. Will Petersen. The USA Symphony Band is conducted by Dr. Jason Rinehart, and rehearses TTH from 11:00AM-12:15PM.  The USA Symphony Orchestra rehearses on Thursday evenings for winds and percussion and is conducted by Dr. Jason Rinehart. Non-majors who are interested in a one-night a week concert band experience are encouraged to sign up for University Band (MUO137). The University Band meets on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00PM and is conducted by Assistant Director of Bands, Mr. Matthew Greenwood.

Note on Audition Excerpts

Please note, some excerpts are specifically indicated to be prepared only if you intend to be considered for the USA Symphony Orchestra or the USA Wind Ensemble (all auditionees should prepare excerpts indicated for Symphony Band). Unless otherwise indicated, please prepare all audition excerpts for consideration for Wind Ensemble and Orchestra. Please read your audition material carefully.  

Auditions are open to both non-majors and majors!  We encourage each of you to audition!

You can find out more about USA's other performance opportunities by visiting the Department of Music Website or contacting us at (251) 460-6136.

University Band

Non-majors who are interested in a one-night a week concert band experience are encouraged to sign up for University Band (MUO137). The University Band meets on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00PM and is conducted by Mr. Matthew Greenwood and focuses on standard literature of the concert band. This ensemble is also open for anyone in the university community, including faculty and staff, by simply registering for the course (at either the .5 or 1 hour level). Additionally, there is no audition requirement for participation, however you must have participated in your high school band program for at least 2 years or have equivalent proficiency. More information on the University Band can be obtained by calling the Department of Music at (251) 460-6136 or email Mr. Greenwood at mgreenwood@southalabama.edu.  A short seating placement audition will occur at the second class meeting.

Audition PDFs

Flute/Piccolo

Oboe

Bassoon

Clarinet

Bass Clarinet

Alto Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

Trumpet

Horn

Trombone

Euphonium

Tuba

Double Bass

Percussion

Audition Sign-Ups

Auditions for Spring 2018 Concert Instrumental Ensembles will be on Sunday, January 7th, and Monday, January 8th.

Please click on the link below to sign-up for your time.

Spring 2018 Concert Instrument Ensembles Audition Sign-ups 

First Rehearsals

USA Wind Ensemble: Friday., Jan. 10th
     11:15AM-12:05PM (LPAC)
     Conductor: Dr. Petersen

USA Symphony Band: Tuesday Jan. 9th
     11:00AM-12:15PM (LPAC)
     Conductor: Dr. Rinehart

USA Symphony Orchestra: Thur, Jan. 11th (Tentative)
   5:30PM-7:30PM (LPAC)
   Conductor: Dr. Rinehart


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