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Drury Wind Symphony and Orchestras Audition Information

1.  Find and print-out your part from the files listed below (STRING parts on the SDCODUGUIDE).

2.  Visit the Orchestra/Wind Symphony AND SDCO DU Guides to listen to mp3s of the audition material, all taken from works we'll play this year!!

  (Note--these sites require a PASSWORD=dumusic)

Wind Symphony and Orchestra DU GUIDE

http://duguides.drury.edu/orchestraandwindsymphony

SDCO DU GUIDE

http://duguides.drury.edu/sdco

3.  Try to perform your audition at the tempi demonstrated by the recordings; if not possible, please perform at your maximum SECURE tempo!

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STRINGS (part files located on SDCO DUGUIDE) (Multiple brief excerts of music from our SEPT. 13 SDCO Concert)--prepare all excerpts for your instrument.

Violin (choose either 1st or 2nd part for audition [does not insure seating!])

Brahms Mvt. 1

-1st 8 bars

-mm. 42-59

-14 before L for 6 bars

Brahms Mvt. 2

-A to B

Brahms Mvt. 3

-B to C

-17th of D for 16 bars

Brahms Mvt. 4

-2 before A to B

-B for 8 bars

-15th of F for 6 bars

-K through M

Mackey 2nd Movement

-m. 42-49

 Viola

Brahms Mvt. 1

-1st 8 bars

-14 before L for 6 bars

Brahms Mvt. 2

-A to B

-6 before C to C

Brahms Mvt. 3

-m. 11 to A

-B to C

-17th of D for 16 bars

Brahms Mvt. 4

-2 before A for 3 bars

-B for 8 bars

-15th of F for 6 bars

-K through M

Mackey 2nd Movement

-m. 42-49

 Cello

Brahms Mvt. 1

-1st 8 bars

-14 before L for 6 bars

Brahms Mvt. 2

-6th of B to 6 before C

Brahms Mvt. 3

-m. 11 to A

-17th of D for 16 bars

Brahms Mvt. 4

-2 before A for 3 bars

-15th of F for 6 bars

-K through M

Mackey 2nd Movement

-m. 30-42

 Bass

Brahms Mvt. 2

-6th of B to 6 before C

Brahms Mvt. 3

-17th of D for 16 bars

Brahms Mvt. 4

-15th of F for 6 bars

-K through M

Mackey 2nd Movement

-m. 42-49

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WOODWIND/BRASS/PERCUSSION (excerpts of music from our fall semester repertoire[Grainger Lincolnshire Posy and Schwantner In Evening's Stillness])
 
Woodwinds and Brass
Locate your parts in the document below and print as needed (instruments are in part order and indicate # of excerpts [1/3, 2/3, etc])

Percussion
Choose either of the 2 excerpts, both taken from the Schwantner 
 

General Audition Information

GENERAL

Welcome to Drury!  Please read below for important information about the audition process for our instrumental ensembles (wind symphony and orchestra). 

-All students audition at the beginning of each academic year.

-Most auditions are held in Clara Thompson 250 by INSTRUMENT GROUP at SPECIFIC TIMES (see schedule below).  If you cannot make a particular time, please arrange to 'swap' with another student at another time block (different instrument group ok).  Auditions will only be held during the times below--no alternate times are possible!

-Auditions last 5-7 minutes!  Scheduling/contact forms will be completed at the first full rehearsal.

-For RETURNING (not first time) students, the fall audition also serves to confirm the continuation of your activiy grant(if applicable)!

-Please arrive a bit early to your time block to arrange an audition order with your colleagues!

-Audition results/part assignments will be posted in time for the first full rehearsal of each ensemble.

-Auditions for the Drury Jazz Ensembles occur separately--please see the bulletin board next to O'Bannon 101 for more information or contact Dr. Tina Claussen.

 

FIRST REHEARSALS

Chamber Orchestra/SDCO=Wednesday, August 21, 4:00 pm in Clara Thompson Hall 

Wind Symphony=Thursday, August 22, 4:00 pm in Clara Thompson Hall

 

AUDITION SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20 in Clara Thompson Room 250

12-1=Flute and Oboe

1-2=Trumpet/Bassoon/Bass Clarinet

2-3=Horn/Saxophone

3-4=Trombone/Euphonium/Tuba

4-5=Clarinet/Percussion/Harp/Piano (In Clara Thompson Hall Stage)

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 in Clara Thompson Room 250

12-1:30=Violin

1:30-3:00=Viola/Cello/Bass 

      

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