ADMISSIONS
WIND ENSEMBLE/CONCERT BAND AUDITIONS
SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE
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
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.

When are auditions?
For Fall 2015: Thursday, August 27, 2015, held in Capistrano Hall.

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.

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

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