Orchestra Placement Auditions

 

Audition Instructions

Every student in the School of Music is required to participate in a major performance ensemble each semester. For string students, this means that you are required to perform an ensemble placement audition for Orchestra.


When

String auditions will held on Tuesday and Thursday August 22 and 24, 2017 during the first week of classes.

Winds, Brass, and Percussion:Your band audition will also count as an audition for orchestra as well. No separate audition will be needed so just indicate your interest in participating in Symphony Orchestra at your major performance ensemble audition. Please refer to the procedures and required excerpt downloads on the Wind Symphony/Concert Band page.


Scheduling your audition

Sign-­‐up sheets to schedule audition will be posted outside room CPAC-166 (Kimo Furumoto's office) beginning on Monday, August 14.  


Audition Materials

  1. Excerpts (available below)
  2. A short solo piece on your instrument (about 3 minutes) .
    This could be an etude or an excerpt from the standard repertoire. If you have questions about what you should prepare, please contact your applied teacher.
  3. Sight reading

 

Results

Results will be posted outside room CPAC-166 (Kimo Furumoto's office) by Friday, August 25, 2017, 12:00pm.

 

AUDITION EXCERPTS (BY INSTRUMENT)

Winds, Brass, and Percussion

• Audition Instructions for Winds, Brass, and PercussionPDF File Opens in new window

Your band audition will also count as an audition for orchestra as well. No separate audition will be needed so just indicate your interest in participating in Symphony Orchestra at your major performance ensemble audition. Please refer to the procedures and required excerpt downloads on the Wind Symphony/Concert Band page.


Strings

• Audition Instructions for Strings
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ViolinPDF File Opens in new window
ViolaPDF File Opens in new window
CelloPDF File Opens in new window
BassPDF File Opens in new window
HarpPDF File Opens in new window
PianoPDF File Opens in new window

 

 

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

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