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Auditioning 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 the UA Bands at 330-972-6919 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 27 - 30, 2018
Audition Times: Please see the schedule below – must schedule a time online
Audition Location: Guzzetta Recital Hall OR University Band Offices (Room 270 Guzzetta Hall) - see the schedule
NOTE: Percussion Auditions will be held in Room 09 (Guzzetta Hall)
Please note: 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 Orchestra/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:
Symphonic Band – 7510:104-001-71629 / 604-001-71668 [grad]
Concert Band – 7510:125-001-72612 / 625-001- 722614 [grad]
University Band – 7510:128-801-72670 / 628-801-72671 [grad]
By signing up for one of these three ensembles you will be ensured of 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 Springboard 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All wind players should prepare the bracketed excerpts attached to the Audition Letter. You will also be asked to perform a brief sight-reading excerpt (TBA). For those wind players interested in auditioning for Symphony Orchestra, please contact the applied faculty member for the additional orchestral excerpts - emails can be found at www.uakron.edu/music. 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 email@example.com.
Please sign up for an audition by logging into Google Calendar via your UA Net ID and Password - make sure that your Google Calendar and computer's clock are set to EST. 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 prior to starting your audition. For all other inquiries, please contact the band office at 330-972-6919.
Use the following link to access the Google Calendar to sign up for an audition: goo.gl/P5EYn6
Fall 2018 Concert Bands / Orchestra Audition Schedule
Please plan accordingly to be available to audition during the appropriate times.
|Monday, Aug. 27|
|French Horns: (Orchestra/Band)||8:00 a.m. – 9:12 a.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall||(9)|
|French Horns: (Band ONLY)||9:20 a.m. – 10:56 a.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall||(12)|
|Oboes: (Orchestra/Band)||11:12 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Room 270 (Band Office)||(6)|
|Oboes: (Band ONLY)||12:16 p.m. – 1:04 p.m. - Room 270 (Band Office)||(6)|
|Trumpets: (Orchestra/Band)||1:16 p.m. - 2:04 p.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall||(6)|
|Trumpets: (Band ONLY)||2:12 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall||(16)|
|Bassoons: (Orchestra/Band)||4:28 p.m. - 5:08 p.m. - Room 270 (Band Office)||(5)|
|Percussion: (Orchestra/Band)||6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. - Room 09||(9)|
|Percussion: (Band ONLY)||7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. - Room 09||(15)|
|Tuesday, Aug. 28|
|Clarinets: (Orchestra/Band)||8:00 a.m. – 9:04 a.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall||(8)|
|Clarinets: (Band ONLY)||9:12 a.m. – 11:28 a.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall||(18)|
|Tuba: (Orchestra/Band)||11:44 a.m. - 12:32 p.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall||(5)|
|Tuba: (Band ONLY)||12:40 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall||(10)|
|Euphoniums: (Band ONLY)||2:08 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Room 270 (Band Office)||(10)|
|Wednesday, Aug. 29|
|Trombones: (Orchestra/Band)||8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall||(5)|
|Trombones: (Band ONLY)||8:48 a.m. - 10:08 a.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall||(10)|
|Flutes: (Orchestra/Band)||1:16 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall||(8)|
|Flutes: (Band ONLY)||2:28 p.m. - 4:20.m. - Guzzetta Recital Hall||(14)|
|Thursday, Aug. 30|
|String Bass: (Band ONLY)||9:04 a.m. – 9:36 a.m. - Room 270 (Band Office)||(4)|
|Saxophones: (Band ONLY)||11:32 a.m. - 2:44 p.m. - Room 270 (Band Office)||(24)|
Please make sure to check your UA email regularly for notifications and announcements.
THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON MARCHING BAND
BRASS AND WOODWINDS
There are NO formal auditions for wind players and instruments are provided for mellophones, baritones, and sousaphones. Students should have previous experience on their instrument and marching experience in high school is highly encouraged.
To receive the most up to date information on how to join The UAMB, complete the online interest form at www.uakron.edu/bands/join-the-bands/
Call or email Dr. Andrew D. Feyes – Director of Athletic Bands for more information: 330-972-6186 or firstname.lastname@example.org
UA DRUM LINE AUDITIONS
Auditions for the UA Drum Line take place in two rounds:
Round 1: Saturday, April 27th, 2019 (Individual Auditions)
Round 2: Saturday, May 11th, 2019 (9:00am – 3:00pm – Full rehearsal day)
*Participation in both rounds is required.
To sign up for a round 1 Audition, follow the link below to our Google Calendar (make sure your device is set to Eastern Time Zone): http://bit.ly/2EpbXIv
If you live out of state, contact Dr. Feyes for video submission instructions.
Round 2 auditions are by invitation only and based on the results of Round 1. Round 2 takes place as a full ensemble rehearsal day. Invitations for Round 2 are sent following Round 1.
UA COLOR GUARD AUDITIONS
2019 Color Guard Auditions will take place on Saturday, April 27th from 9:00am – 3:00pm. Flags and poles will be provided for the audition. Previous guard experience is encouraged.
To sign up for Color Guard Auditions follow the link below and complete our online registration form. https://goo.gl/forms/PGdAjh7KV3N8rey93
UA FEATURE TWIRLER AUDITIONS
Feature Twirler auditions for the 2019 season will be held on Saturday, May 4th from 8:30am – 12:00pm. Students are required to prepare the following for the audition:
1 – 2 to 3min. Single Baton Routine with at least 2 high aerial tosses
2 – 2 to 3min. Double or Multiple Baton Routine
3 – Impromptu Routine
4 – Downfield March & Routine: Fast Tempo (Fight Song), 64 Counts/Steps, High Step Marching (with toe point) and Routine. Leaps and tosses are encouraged, but not required.
Students should prepare the single and multiple baton routines to music of your choosing and plan to bring your music to the audition on a digital device with an auxiliary output (iPhone, iPod, Android, etc.).
Weather permitting, the auditions will be held outside. No specific uniform is required. Students should dress comfortably for the weather conditions.
UAMB Feature Twirler Auditions are closed to the public.
To register for the audition please complete our online form: https://goo.gl/forms/801MURUvddiAlF4Y2
AUDITION INFORMATION FOR
UA BLUE AND GOLD BRASS - BASKETBALL BANDS
Audition Information for the 2019-20 Basketball Bands will be posted in late September 2019.
Stay tuned and check back for updates!