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Wind Symphony Auditions - Fall 2020

Auditions are open to ALL majors!
Students do NOT need to be a music major to participate.

Openings for Piccolo/Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, B-flat Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophones, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, and Percussion. (Orchestra Winds and Percussion will be determined through this audition as well.)

Auditions for the Northwest Wind Symphony are to be submitted by video recording for the 2020 Fall term. Information regarding this procedure can be found below. Please read ALL of the information provided.

Registration

WELL in advance of submitting an audition video, new AND returning students are required to REGISTER for an audition…so please do that now!

Audition Registration Open

How do I submit my audition?

  1. Your audition must be submitted via:
    1. an unlisted (but shareable) YouTube link (preferred)
    2. a shareable Northwest OneDrive link
    3. a shareable Dropbox link
    4. a shareable Google Drive link
  2. ALL audition material (excerpts/etudes/scales/etc.) must be recorded in one continuous take
    • Record/save as many takes of the entire audition material as you like, then submit your link to the best one…
  3. DOUBLE-CHECK to make sure you’ve made your link shareable, then forward the link to the following email address: jbell@nwmissouri.edu
    • DO NOT send a video file via email attachment. Use only one of the methods described above.

If you do not have access to the instruments needed to perform your audition, please contact jbell@nwmissouri.edu for instructions.

When are virtual auditions due?

  1. All audition submissions are due on or before (preferred) Monday, August 10.
  2. As mentioned above, submit the link to your video by email to the following email address: jbell@nwmissouri.edu

Audition Material

All Woodwind and Brass

  1. Play alone, without accompaniment.
  2. Play ALL excerpts/etudes/etc.; double-check the pdf file for multiple pages of material.
  3. Play (at your optimal fast tempo for accuracy…) the following:
    1. one (1) major scale of your choice, ascending & descending
    2. one (1) minor scale of your choice, ascending & descending
    3. full-range chromatic scale ascending & descending
  4. Links to audition files can be found below

All Percussion

  1. Play alone, without accompaniment.
  2. Play ALL excerpts/etudes etc.; double-check the pdf file for multiple pages of material.
  3. Play (at your optimal fast tempo for accuracy…) the following:
    1. two (2) major scales of your choice, ascending & descending
    2. two (2) minor scales of your choice, ascending & descending
  4. Links to audition files can be found by below.

Download Audition Materials

Important note about printing the PDF files

Make sure to use the Printer Options available on the printer you use if/when printing these pages. Select, "Fit to Page" or "Scale to fit paper size", etc. Otherwise, some of the margins may extend beyond the pages you print!