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Ensemble Auditions — Fall

Fall 2022 Instrumental Auditions



Placement auditions for the Fall semester for Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra will be held during the first week of classes in August. Note that some auditions will occur the weekend before classes begin. 

Marching 110 and Jazz Ensemble auditions are held separately.

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Audition schedule signups are available here:

Also, please fill out the audition form to indicate any potential rehearsal conflicts:

Winds and percussion: 
All students wishing to audition for Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony should prepare the following excerpts. There is no audition required to participate in University Band (MUS 2512/5512); students who are interested in University Band should attend the first rehearsal on Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm in Glidden 101.

Strings: Music majors auditioning for Symphony Orchestra should prepare the following excerpts. Non-majors auditioning for Symphony Orchestra or Campus Orchestra may alternatively choose to perform a short selection of their choice, and/or scales. Students who wish to only be considered for Campus Orchestra may attend its first rehearsal, Tuesdays 7-9pm in Glidden 494.

Piano, Harp, and Keyboard: Assigned by department.

Ohio University Instrumental Large Ensemble Audition

  • Signup is required to receive an audition invitation
  • All auditions are in the Glidden Recital Hall unless otherwise noted

Sunday, August 21

  • 12-1pm Oboe/English Horn
  • 1-3pm Flute/Piccolo
  • 5-6pm Bassoon

Monday, August 22 

  • 11:40am-12:50pm Horns (Glidden Hall Rm 472)
  • 2-4pm Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Eb Clarinet
  • 7-7:45 pm Euphonium (Glidden 101)*
  • 7:45-8:30 pm Tuba (Glidden 101)*

Tuesday, August 23

  • 12-2pm Saxophones (Glidden Hall Rm 101)
  • 2-4pm Trumpet (Glidden Hall Rm 101)
  • 7:30-10pm Percussion (Glidden Hall Rm 101)

Wednesday, August 24

  • 2-3pm First Year Tuba/Euph Students (Glidden 101)*

Thursday, August 25

  • 2-4pm Trombones (Glidden 101)

*First year tuba/euphonium students must attend the School of Music technology session on Monday evening from 7-9pm.  Those students will audition on Wednesday between 2 and 3pm.



Click your instrument to access PDF copies of the audition excerpts. Applied faculty may have additional works to prepare and/or sight-reading. Auxiliary instruments (i.e., Piccolo, English Horn, Bass Clarinet, Contrabassoon) may be auditioned at the same time as their principal correlates.

Transposed parts should be played in the correct keys unless otherwise instructed. Prepare first parts (upper division) unless otherwise indicated. Unless indicated, please select your own bowings, breaths, and fingerings; feel free to consult with a teacher/professor.