Auditions are only required for membership in the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Basketball Band and all UTM students are welcome and encouraged to audition.
No audition is required for the Aviators Marching Band or Concert Band.
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All UT-Martin students interested in performing in either the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band should plan to audition at the dates listed below. This audition is required for entrance into the Wind Ensemble. The Concert Band is open to all students, with the audition used for placement purposes only. Read the instructions outside of the Recital Hall before auditioning.
All instrumental Music Majors and Minors are required to play this audition.
Excerpts will be available on the University Bands website: utm.edu/bands. In order to be unbiased, auditions will be blind – you will play your excerpts behind a screen and not see the panel. All wind auditions will be held in Band Rehearsal Hall in the Fine Arts Building. Adhere to the marked tempos.
We welcome students who are not music majors to audition for any of our concert ensembles!
For purposes of copyright, these excerpts are password protected. If you have not received an email with login information, please contact Dr. John Oelrich (email@example.com).
Excerpts for each instrument are from some of this semester’s repertoire (not all for any instrument, not the same for each instrument), including: Ives Variations on America, Danyew Magnolia Star, Nogueira Miniatures Brasileires, Nelhybel Trittico and Schwantner from a dark millennium. Be sure to do the following:
Reference recordings for the works from which the audition excerpts are extracted are listed in the NAXOS Music Library Database, which is accessible through the Paul Meek Library website. Please consult these recordings for style and performance practice questions. You may also use other sources – composer’s websites, YouTube, etc.
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Spring - Three days before the start of classes
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