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Auditioning details for UA Bands

Audition information for UA Concert Ensembles (Band & Orchestra)

All musicians must audition at the beginning of the fall semester for placement in the Symphonic, Concert or University Band and/or Symphony Orchestra. Students at UA and Wayne campus are welcome to participate, regardless of academic major, in the School of Music ensembles. For those musicians wishing to join a concert ensemble only for spring semester, contact Dr. Karriker, Director of Bands, at 330-972-6180 or to arrange an audition in January. Placement will be in whichever ensemble has an opening or in the University Band if no openings are available.

  • Fall Audition Dates: Monday – Thursday / August 22 - 25, 2022
  • Audition Times: Please see the schedule below – you must schedule a time online
  • Audition Location: Guzzetta Recital Hall or Room 05 or PAH (E.J. Thomas Hall basement rehearsal room)
  • NOTE: Percussion Auditions will be held in Guzzetta Hall Room 09 (basement rehearsal room)

For those students who wish to be considered for Band AND Orchestra, there will be a block of time specifically reserved for those auditioning for both ensembles (see Orch / Band on schedule below).

Please prepare the Band Audition & Orchestra Audition materials – you will only need to audition once to be considered for both ensembles.

For those students who wish to be considered ONLY for Band, sign up during one of the blocks of time listed below "Band ONLY".


Please sign up for one of the concert bands as soon as possible:

  • Wind Symphony – MUSEN:104-001 undergrad / 604-001 graduate
  • Symphony Band – MUSEN:125-001 undergrad / 625-001 graduate
  • Concert Band – MUSEN:128-001 undergrad / 628-801 graduate

By signing up for one of these three ensembles you will ensure receiving important announcements, including the audition excerpts.

Students will be moved to the appropriate ensemble after the auditions. Please check your UA email and/or Brightspace for the ensemble you sign up for to receive audition excerpts. Audition excerpts (hard-copies) will also be available outside the UA Band Office (Room 270 Guzzetta Hall) after August 1st. If you have not yet received a copy of the audition excerpts, and are signed up for one of the ensembles listed above, please email Dr. Galen S. Karriker directly at

Percussionists should prepare all of the excerpts in the packet provided by Dr. Snider. If you have questions regarding the percussion auditions please contact him directly at 330-972-6988 or


Please sign up for an audition using this enclosed SignUpGenius link.

Once you have opened the website, look for your INSTRUMENT & DATE.

  • If you are interested in being considered for Orchestra and Band, sign up for an “Orch/Band” appointment.
  • If you only wish to be considered for a band, sign up for a “Band ONLY” appointment.
  • If you wish to be considered for Orch/Band and no times remain, sign up for the first available time in the Band ONLY appointments.

If you need to cancel/change your appointment time.

  • Click “Edit my Sign Up” in the confirmation email from SignUpGenius.
  • Then, click “Delete” and confirm that you wish to delete that appointment.
  • You can then log back on and select a different appointment time.

On the day of your audition

  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time.
  • Fill out the audition form and give that to the faculty member prior to starting your audition.
  • For all other inquiries, please contact the band office at 330-972-6180.

Fall 2022 Concert Bands / Orchestra Audition Schedule

Please plan accordingly to be available to audition during the appropriate times.

Monday, Aug. 22
French Horns: (Orchestra/Band) 8:30 a.m. - 9:26 a.m. (7)
French Horns: (Band ONLY) 9:26 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (8)
Flutes: (Orchestra/Band) 10:45 a.m. - 11:24 a.m. (5)
Flutes: (Band ONLY) 11:24 a.m. - 12:44 p.m. (10)
Oboes: (Orchestra/Band) 1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. (5)
Oboes: (Band ONLY) 1:40 p.m. - 2:44 p.m. (8)
Trombones: (Orchestra/Band) 3:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. (5)
Trombones: (Band ONLY) 3:40 p.m. - 4:44 p.m. (8)
Percussion: (Orchestra/Band) 5:00 p.m. - 6:20 p.m. (10)
Percussion: (Band ONLY) 6:20 p.m. - 8:28 p.m. (16)
Tuesday, Aug. 23
Tubas: (Orchestra/Band) 8:30 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. (5)
Tubas: (Band ONLY) 9:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (10)
Clarinets: (Orchestra/Band) 11:30 a.m. - 12:18 p.m. (6)
Clarinets: (Band ONLY) 12:18 p.m. - 3:22 p.m. (23)
Wednesday, Aug. 24
Bassoons: (Orchestra/Band) 8:30 a.m. - 9:02 a.m. (4)
Bassoons: (Band ONLY) 9:02 a.m. - 9:58 a.m. (7)
Trumpets: (Orchestra/Band) 1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. (5)
Trumpets: (Band ONLY) 1:40 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. (15)
Euphoniums: (Band ONLY) 4:00 p.m. - 5:12 p.m. (9)
Thursday, Aug. 25
Saxophones: (Band ONLY) 8:30 a.m. - 11:26 a.m. (23)
Saxophones: (Band ONLY) 2:00 p.m. - 2:32 p.m. (4)

Please make sure to check your UA email regularly for notifications and announcements.

Audition information for the UA Marching Band

For the most up to date information on the UAMB and to receive audition information complete the online interest form, and/or contact Dr. Karriker at

Drumline, Colorguard, and Feature Twirlers.

  • There are formal auditions for Drumline, Colorguard, and Feature Twirlers.
  • Drumline auditions typically held on the last Saturday in April and the second Saturday in May
  • Colorguard & Feature Twirler auditions typically held on the first Saturday in May.

Brass & Woodwinds

  • There are NO formal auditions for wind players.
  • Instruments are provided for mellophones, baritones, and sousaphones.
  • Students should have previous experience on their instrument.
  • Marching experience in high school is highly recommended.

Audition information for the UA Blue and Gold Brass
Basketball Bands

  • Expect audition details to be posted mid-to-late September.


Contact Dr. Galen S. Karriker, Director of Bands, for more information at 330-972-6180 or