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Audition excerpts

Audition excerpts for the 2022-23 season are listed below for the ASU Symphony Orchestra/Chamber Orchestra, MTO (Music Theatre and Opera), ASU Philharmonia, ASU Wind Ensemble and ASU Wind Symphony.

An audition is not required for the Maroon and Gold Band. Chair placement music is listed below.

 

Flute

Flute

Download 2022 Flute excerpts

For ASU Philharmonia, fall 2022 placement audtions will be held on week 1 during class. Please prepare two short (1-2 minutes each) and contrasting excerpts of your choice (any genre, composer, style). You will also have a sight-reading excerpt to play during the audition.

For the Maroon and Gold Band (audition not required), chair placements will take place at the first class meeting. Download chair placement music at 2022 Maroon and Gold Flute Excerpts.

Oboe

Oboe

Download 2022 Oboe excerpts

For ASU Philharmonia, fall 2022 placement audtions will be held on week 1 during class. Please prepare two short (1-2 minutes each) and contrasting excerpts of your choice (any genre, composer, style). You will also have a sight-reading excerpt to play during the audition.

For the Maroon and Gold Band (audition not required), chair placements will take place at the first class meeting. Download chair placement music at 2022 Maroon and Gold Oboe Excerpts.

Clarinet

Clarinet

For the Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony:
Download 2022 Clarinet Excerpts

For ASU Philharmonia, fall 2022 placement audtions will be held on week 1 during class. Please prepare two short (1-2 minutes each) and contrasting excerpts of your choice (any genre, composer, style). You will also have a sight-reading excerpt to play during the audition.

For the Maroon and Gold Band (audition not required), chair placements will take place at the first class meeting. Download chair placement music at:
2022 Maroon and Gold Clarinet Excerpts.
2022 Maroon and Gold Base Clarinet Excerpts

Saxophone

Saxophone

Download 2022 Saxophone Excerpts

For ASU Philharmonia, fall 2022 placement audtions will be held on week 1 during class. Please prepare two short (1-2 minutes each) and contrasting excerpts of your choice (any genre, composer, style). You will also have a sight-reading excerpt to play during the audition.

For the Maroon and Gold Band (audition not required), chair placements will take place at the first class meeting. Download chair placement music at:
2022 Maroon and Gold Alto Saxophone Excerpts
2022 Maroon and Gold Tenor Saxophone Excerpts
2022 Maroon and Gold Baritone Saxophone Excerpts

Bassoon

Bassoon

Download 2022 Bassoon Excerpts

For ASU Philharmonia, fall 2022 placement audtions will be held on week 1 during class. Please prepare two short (1-2 minutes each) and contrasting excerpts of your choice (any genre, composer, style). You will also have a sight-reading excerpt to play during the audition.

For the Maroon and Gold Band (audition not required), chair placements will take place at the first class meeting. Download chair placement music at 2022 Maroon and Gold Bassoon Excerpts.

Horn

Horn

Download 2022 Horn Excerpts

For ASU Philharmonia, fall 2022 placement audtions will be held on week 1 during class. Please prepare two short (1-2 minutes each) and contrasting excerpts of your choice (any genre, composer, style). You will also have a sight-reading excerpt to play during the audition.

For the Maroon and Gold Band (audition not required), chair placements will take place at the first class meeting. Download chair placement music at 2022 Maroon and Gold Horn Excerpts.

Trumpet

Trumpet

Download 2022 Trumpet Excerpts

For ASU Philharmonia, fall 2022 placement audtions will be held on week 1 during class. Please prepare two short (1-2 minutes each) and contrasting excerpts of your choice (any genre, composer, style). You will also have a sight-reading excerpt to play during the audition.

For the Maroon and Gold Band (audition not required), chair placements will take place at the first class meeting. Download chair placement music at 2022 Maroon and Gold Trumpet Excerpts

Trombone

Trombone

Download 2022 Bass and Tenor Trombone Excerpts

For ASU Philharmonia, fall 2022 placement audtions will be held on week 1 during class. Please prepare two short (1-2 minutes each) and contrasting excerpts of your choice (any genre, composer, style). You will also have a sight-reading excerpt to play during the audition.

For the Maroon and Gold Band (audition not required), chair placements will take place at the first class meeting. Download chair placement music at 2022 Maroon and Gold Trombone Excerpts

Euphonium

Euphonium

Download 2022 Euphonium Excerpts

For the Maroon and Gold Band (audition not required), chair placements will take place at the first class meeting. Download chair placement music at:
2022 Maroon and Gold Baritone BC Excerpts
2022 Maroon and Gold Baritone TC Excerpts

Tuba

Tuba

Download 2022 Tuba Excerpts

For ASU Philharmonia, fall 2022 placement audtions will be held on week 1 during class. Please prepare two short (1-2 minutes each) and contrasting excerpts of your choice (any genre, composer, style). You will also have a sight-reading excerpt to play during the audition.

For the Maroon and Gold Band (audition not required), chair placements will take place at the first class meeting. Download chair placement music at 2022 Maroon and Gold Tuba Excerpts

Percussion

Percussion

Download 2022 Percussion Excerpts

For ASU Philharmonia, fall 2022 placement audtions will be held on week 1 during class. Please prepare two short (1-2 minutes each) and contrasting excerpts of your choice (any genre, composer, style). You will also have a sight-reading excerpt to play during the audition.

For the Maroon and Gold Band (audition not required), chair placements will take place at the first class meeting. Download chair placement music at 2022 Maroon and Gold Percussion Excerpts

Strings

Strings

Violin

Students wishing to audition for the ASU Orchestra program must prepare the following:

Download 2022 Violin Excerpts

Students who would like to be considered for concertmaster/positions of leadership should prepare the above.
Concertmaster/Leadership Excerpts

For ASU Philharmonia, fall 2022 placement audtions will be held on week 1 during class. Please prepare two short (1-2 minutes each) and contrasting excerpts of your choice (any genre, composer, style). You will also have a sight-reading excerpt to play during the audition.

Viola

Students wishing to audition for the ASU orchestra program should prepare from the entire piece listed below, specific selections will be determined at the audition:

Download 2022 Viola Excerpts

There also will be sight-reading.

For ASU Philharmonia, fall 2022 placement audtions will be held on week 1 during class. Please prepare two short (1-2 minutes each) and contrasting excerpts of your choice (any genre, composer, style). You will also have a sight-reading excerpt to play during the audition.

Cello

Students wishing to audition for the ASU orchestra program must prepare the following.

Download 2022 Cello Excerpts

For ASU Philharmonia, fall 2022 placement audtions will be held on week 1 during class. Please prepare two short (1-2 minutes each) and contrasting excerpts of your choice (any genre, composer, style). You will also have a sight-reading excerpt to play during the audition.

Bass

Students wishing to audition for the ASU orchestra program must prepare the following.

Download 2022 Bass Excerpts

For ASU Philharmonia, fall 2022 placement audtions will be held on week 1 during class. Please prepare two short (1-2 minutes each) and contrasting excerpts of your choice (any genre, composer, style). You will also have a sight-reading excerpt to play during the audition.

Harp

Harp

For audition information, please contact Charles Lynch at clynch@asu.edu.

Interested in performing in the ASU Philharmonia? Please contact conductor Julie Desbordes at Julie.Desbordes@asu.edu