ADMISSIONS
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Fall 2014 Term: The university application deadline for Fall 2014 admission is November 30, 2013. Primary auditions for the Department of Music will be on November 17, 2013 and February 16, 2014, though additional dates will be offered in December, January and May.

Information
Advising Procedures
Audition Procedures
Auditions Repertoire
Audition/Jury Schedules
Large Ensemble Auditions
Scholarships
Theory/Piano Placement
Teacher Preparation
WIND ENSEMBLE/CONCERT BAND AUDITIONS

Contact:
Robert Halseth, Director of Wind Studies
Department of Music
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6015
email: halseth@saclink.csus.edu
916-278-5091


Schedule for Thursday, August 29, 2013:

9:00 Saxes 9:45 Flutes 10:30 Clarinets 12:00 Oboes and Bassoons
1:00 Horns 1:30 Trumpets 2:15 Trombones 3:00 Euphoniums/Tubas
3:30 Percussion 4:30 Any remaining auditions

SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE
Open to any Sacramento State student by audition.
Desired instrumentation = 5 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 8 clarinets, 2 bass clarinets, 4 saxophones, 4 horns, 6 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 euphoniums, 2 tubas, 1 string bass, 5 percussion, 1 piano

CONCERT BAND
Open to any Sacramento State student with experience.  Music Majors must audition.  Desired instrumentation = approximately same as above (larger preferred)

Who can audition?
Any Sac State student with music experience can audition.  Music majors are required to audition.  Placements (ensemble, chair) are determined by audition
.

What happens during an audition?
Each audition lasts about 6 minutes. Players prepare 2-4 minutes of music, usually something slow/lyrical and something fast/ technical. You will also be asked to play a 2-octave (or more) chromatic scale, slurred ascending and articulated descending, plus sight-read.  Some applied teachers have assigned specific audition pieces. If a music major, check with your teacher.

When do Sac State wind bands rehearse?
Symphonic Wind Ensemble:  Monday/Wednesday, 12 Noon – 1:50PM.
Concert Band:  Monday/Wednesday, 2:00PM – 3:20.

Program Requirements
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Music
Minor in Music
Graduate Studies

Forms
Add/Drop Classes
Audition Application
Advising Worksheet
Course Substitution
Degree Recital Packet
Graduation Petition
Jury Form
(Instrumental)
Jury Form (Vocal)
Special Problems
Voice Handbook
University Information
Sac State Admissions
 
For more information, please write or call:
Sacramento State Department of Music
ATTN: Mark Allen, Music Admissions Counselor
6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6015
(916) 278-6543
request additional information