When are auditions?
For Fall 2015: Thursday, August 27, 2015, held in Capistrano Hall.
Please Be there at the beginning of the time for your instrument to sign up for your individual time slot.

8:00 am - Saxes/Euphoniums
9:00 am - Clarinets
10:00 am - Double reeds
10:30 am - Flutes
12:30 pm - Trombones/Tubas
1:30 pm - Trumpets
2:15 pm - Horns
3:00 pm - Makeups (if you couldn't attend earlier)


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

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.

Dr. Robert Halseth, Director of Wind Studies
Sacramento State Department of Music
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6015

For more information, please email, write or call:
Sacramento State School of Music
ATTN: Mark Allen, Music Admissions Counselor
6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6015
(916) 278-6543