Information for Ensemble Auditions (Band, Orchestra, Choral, Jazz)
We are excited that you are interested in making music with us at GVSU!
All currently enrolled GVSU students are eligible to audition. You do not have to be a music major.
To learn more about upcoming auditions for music ensembles, including the bands, orchestras, choral, and jazz ensembles, please read below!
2018-2019 Audition Information
Choral Ensembles - Please visit the GVSU Choral Ensembles website at www.gvsu.edu/choralensembles for detailed information about our ensembles. Contact Prof. Ellen Pool, Director of Choral Activities, at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an audition.
Jazz Band - Please contact Professor Tim Froncek (email@example.com) to arrange an audition.
Laker Marching Band - Audition information is available at www.gvsu.edu/marchingband/.
All brass, percussion, string and woodwind students enrolled in applied music lessons are required to participate in Symphonic Band (MUS 112, MWF 1-2:20), Orchestra (MUS 103, TR 2:30-4:20) or Concert Band (MUS 102, MWF 2:30-3:50), except Bachelor of Arts majors who may elect other ensembles as indicated in the student handbook. You will play a single audition and will be placed in an ensemble based on the audition committee's decisions. Music majors and non-majors who are not enrolled in applied music lessons may elect to only audition for one ensemble, but will not be guaranteed placement in that ensemble.
Those students not enrolled in applied lessons who are only interested in auditioning for the Concert Band, please click here for your music and information.
Auditions will be conducted behind a screen and require the preparation of a specific set of musical pieces which is available below.
Audition results for Symphonic Band and Concert Band will be posted Sunday evening, August 26, and rehearsals will begin on Monday, August 27. Audition results for Orchestra will be posted on Monday, August 27, and rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, August 28.
If you have questions about the audition process, please contact Dr. Mark Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Please show up 15 minutes prior to the designated audition time block for your instrument. You will need to fill out an audition form. After submitting your form, you will be assigned a number and will then audition in numerical order behind a screen for the audition committee.
Audition Schedule for 2018:
Saturday, August 25
In PAC 1515
10:00 am Saxophones
11:00 am Oboes
11:30 am Bassoons
1:00 pm Clarinets
3:00 pm Flutes and Piccolos
4:00 pm Trombones and Bass Trombones
5:00 pm Trumpets
Sunday, August 26
In PAC 1515
1:00 pm Percussion
2:00 pm Euphoniums
2:30 pm Tubas
3:00 pm Horns
4:00 pm Violins
6:00 pm Violas
7:00 pm Cellos
8:00 pm Basses
In PAC 1211
6:00 p.m. Concert Band Auditions (click here for Concert Band music and information)