Auditions

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Participation in the Wind Ensemble requires an audition at the start of either the Fall or Spring semesters. All William & Mary students are eligible to audition at the start of the Fall Semester, and once accepted, will be able to register for their respective ensemble(s) on Banner. Sign-ups for audition times will be available one week prior to the start of the Fall semester on the bulletin board outside of the rehearsal hall, Ewell 207.

2017-2018 Audition dates are August 28th-September 2nd.  Additional audition times with Dr. Marcus may be available upon request (rcmarcus@wm.edu).

Sign up for auditions here:      http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b45adad2aa1f94-auditions

At your audition, come prepared to perform:

1.    a short, lyrical piece of your choice

2.    excerpts for your instrument posted below (prepare the sections bracketed in red)

3.    sight reading

Chamber Winds Auditions

Students auditioning for the Wind Ensemble who wish to participate in a rich chamber music experience are invited to join the Chamber Winds. This performing ensemble is open to select Wind Ensemble musicians and rehearses on select Fridays from 4:00 – 5:00pm. The Chamber Winds’ repertoire focuses on ensemble music written for fewer than 15 players — including the great chamber works of Strauss, Dvořák, Stravinsky, Mozart, and others.

At the end of the audition period, students will be notified of audition results by email.

The 2017-2018 Audition excerpts are posted below!

BRASS:
Tuba   Euphonium   Trombone   Trumpet   Horn

WOODWINDS:
Piccolo   Flute   Oboe   Bassoon   Eb Clarinet   Bb Clarinet I   Bb Clarinet II

Bass Clarinet   Alto Sax   Tenor Sax   Bari Sax

PERCUSSION:
Xylophone   Timpani   Snare Drum

(percussion: for your audition, choose any and all instruments for which you would like to be considered)