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Ensemble Auditions — Fall

Fall 2023 Instrumental Auditions

(REVISED AUGUST 17, 2023) 


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 27 (Recital Hall)

1-3pm Flute/Piccolo (Marching 110 members should play as early as possible.)

Monday, August 28

11:40am-12:50pm Horns (Glidden 476)
2-4pm Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Eb Clarinet (Glidden 101)
7-7:45pm Euphonium (Recital Hall)
7:45-8:30pm Tuba (Recital Hall)
7-9pm Strings (Glidden 101)

Tuesday, August 29

12-2pm Saxophones (Glidden 101)
2-4pm Trumpet (Glidden 101)
7:30-10pm Percussion (Glidden 600c)

Wednesday, August 30

2:00-2:30pm Oboe/English Horn (Glidden 101)
2:30-3:00pm Bassoon (Glidden 101)

Thursday, August 31

2-4pm Trombones (Glidden 101)



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.