Orchestra Placement Auditions

 

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

All students in the School of Music are required to participate in a major performance ensemble each semester. For string students, violin, viola, cello, double bass (classical) and harp this means that you are required to perform an instrumental ensemble placement audition for the CSUF Symphony Orchestra and also register for the Symphony Orchestra course MUS406A. Students who play woodwind, brass and percussion instruments as well as non-major string players are welcome to audition for placement in the orchestra. Wind and percussion players may use their required ensemble placement audition for the wind bands to serve as an audition for the University Orchestra as well. Please indicate your interest in participating in the Symphony Orchestra on the online form for consideration.

 

Who Must Audition

All string music majors and anyone else wishing to participate in the CSUF Symphony Orchestra 406A.

Pianists:  If you would like to participate in the Symphony Orchestra program, please contact Prof. Furumoto directly at: kfurumoto@fullerton.edu

String Bassists:  If you would like to participate in the band program, please contact Dr. Barr directly at dbarr@fullerton.edu

 

First-Round Video Auditions

In order to expedite ensemble placement, we are moving to a video audition format for most instruments.  Please follow the instructions below and submit your videos by 11:59pm on Sunday, August 19, 2018.  

Wind and percussion players please use the Wind Band audition submission process and click on “yes” for University Orchestra question.

  1.  Video record your audition.
    • You may use a camcorder, smartphone, webcam or any other means to create your videos.
    • You may submit one long video for your entire audition or you may include each portion of the audition as a separate video.

  2. Upload your videos to a file sharing program (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.) or to a video hosting website (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.).
    • Every CSUF student is given a free Dropbox account that can be used for this purpose.

  3. Submit your video
    • You will be able to supply internet links (URLs) to your uploaded videos.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure that your videos can be viewed by anyone with the link. Please check this before submitting!
    • CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION VIDEOS Opens in new window
    • Audition videos are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, August 19, 2018.

 

 

Audition Materials

  1. A solo or etude of your choice; approximately 2-2.5 minutes in length.
  2. Excerpts (available below)
    You must prepare all excerpts unless they are marked optional.
    Listening to multiple recordings of the excerpts is an expected part of any audition process.
  3. Sight reading may be required at Live Callback Auditions.

  


Results

An email will be sent with audition results as soon as they are available but no later than Sunday, August 26 (the day before classes begin).
Results will also be posted on the bulletin board outside of room CPAC-119.

 

 

AUDITION EXCERPTS (BY INSTRUMENT)

Winds, Brass, and Percussion

Wind and percussion players please use the Wind Band audition submission process and click on “yes” for University Orchestra question.


Strings

Violin PDF File Opens in new window
Viola PDF File Opens in new window
Cello PDF File Opens in new window
Double Bass PDF File Opens in new window  -  If you would like to participate in the band program, please contact Dr. Barr directly at dbarr@fullerton.edu
• Piano – email Prof. Furumoto for details
• Harp – email Prof. Furumoto for details

 

 

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

Kimo Furumoto
Orchestra Director
Office: CPAC-166
Phone: (657) 278-5342
Email: kfurumoto@fullerton.edu

 

 

 

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