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?
Typically the Thursday or Friday before the start of the fall semester, 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: email@example.com
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
Sacramento State School of Music • Capistrano Hall • 6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6015 • (916) 278-5191 • firstname.lastname@example.org