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The School of Music at Southern Illinois University has a wide variety of performance opportunities open to all university students. These opportunities include small chamber ensembles, large concert bands, jazz ensembles, choral groups, orchestras, opera, musical theater, and marching band.

Choral Audition Information (dates, times, location) (PDF)


2018-2019 Instrumental Large Ensemble Audition Information

Music Majors

  • Music Minors needing to fulfill their ensemble requirement
  • Music Majors enrolled in MUS 011 Marching Salukis are not exempt from this audition

Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

  • 3:00-4:30 PM Percussion
  • 6:00-7:30 PM Woodwinds
  • 7:30-9:00 PM Brass

Strings

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

  • 6:00-8:00 PM NEW students
  • 8:00-9:00 PM RETURNING students

Non-Music Majors & Community Members

  • Music Minors that have fulfilled their ensemble requirement

Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, and Strings

Auditioning for BOTH Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra AND Wind Ensemble
AVAILABLE M 3:00-4:30 PM, T 6:00-9:00 PM, W 3:00-4:30 PM, R 6:00-9:00 PM, AND F 3:00-3:50 PM

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

  • 3:00-4:30 PM Percussion
  • 6:00-7:30 PM Woodwinds
  • 7:30-9:00 PM Brass

Auditioning for ONLY Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra
AVAILABLE T 6:00-9:00 PM and R 6:00-9:00 PM

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

  • 6:00-8:00 PM NEW members
  • 8:00-9:00 PM RETURNING students

Auditioning for ONLY Wind Ensemble
AVAILABLE M 3:00-4:30 PM, W 3:00-4:30 PM, and F 3:00-3:50 PM

Sunday, August 19, 2018

  • 12:00-4:00 PM NEW and RETURNING members

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

ALL Woodwinds, Brass, and Strings

  • Prepared piece, e.g., solo, etude, etc.
  • Sight reading

ALL Percussion

  • Prepared piece, e.g., solo, etude, etc., on SNARE DRUM and KEYBOARD PERCUSSION [Marimba or Xylophone]
  • OPTIONAL Prepared piece on TIMPANI
  • Sight reading on SNARE DRUM, KEYBOARD PERCUSSION [Marimba or Xylophone], and CRASH CYMBALS

Fall 2017 Jazz Ensemble audition excerpts

(PDF format)

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