IMPORTANT NOTICE Applying for Fall 2015 Term: The university application deadline for Fall 2015 admission is November 30, 2014. Primary auditions for the Department of Music will be held in December, February, and May.

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

Schedule for Thursday, August 28, 2014:

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

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

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

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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
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