Band Auditions

Fall 2022 Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Auditions for

UNR Symphony Orchestra (MUSE 121/421/621) – Tues/Thurs 4 - 6 p.m.
Nevada Wind Ensemble MUSE 114/414/614) – Mon/Weds/Fri 12 - 1:20 p.m.
Nevada Concert Winds (MUSE 112/412/612) – Tues/Thurs 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

The Nevada Wind Ensemble, Concert Winds and Symphony Orchestra offer valuable performance opportunities for music majors and non-majors. Students enrolled in applied instrumental lessons and/or on music scholarship are required to enroll in a major ensemble per the department handbook. Students from all majors are welcome to audition and perform in all large ensembles and large ensembles can satisfy the Silver Core 7 requirement.

Auditions for all ensembles are open to all University students regardless of major. Auditions will be blind - auditionees will be assigned a number and the panel of judges will evaluate from behind a screen. It is important that you use the time block allotted to your instrument type, please reserve the conflict/overflow sessions only for irreconcilable conflicts.

Audition requirements

Music majors, music minors and non-music majors auditioning for orchestra, wind ensemble and concert winds: Students should prepare the required excerpts for the audition which will be for placement in orchestra, wind ensemble, or concert winds. Be sure to listen to the excerpts so that you have a good understanding of the performance practice and context.

Non-music majors/minors auditioning for concert winds only: Students only need to select one of the required excerpts, which will be for placement in woncert winds.

Required excerpts

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Times and Dates

Please audition as early as possible within your instrument’s time slot

Monday, 8/29/21

9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Flute, Oboe, Bassoon (Nightingale Concert Hall)
12 – 2 p.m. Tuba, Trombone, conflict/overflow (Nightingale Concert Hall)
6 - 7:30 p.m. Saxophone, Euphonium (Nightingale Concert Hall)

Tuesday, 8/30/21

8:30 – 11 a.m. Trumpet, French Horn, Conflict/Overflow (Nightingale Concert Hall)
11 – 11:45 a.m. Clarinet (Nightingale Concert Hall)
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Percussion (Nightingale Concert Hall)