Prepared Excerpts - 2018 Ensemble Auditions

UW OrchestraUW Bands Auditions RequirementS

Please see here for the audition schedule and information about signing up for an audition

Bassoon

For Symphonic BandUW Wind Ensemble and UW Symphony Orchestra (view music): edited 6/18
Students should prepare all three excerpts


Clarinet 

For Symphonic Band and Campus Philharmonia (view music): edited 6/18

  • Holst Second Suite, 4th movement. Pickup to 8 before B to downbeat of letter C.
  • Mozart Serenade in Eb, 2nd movement. Bar 48 to 62.
  • Dvorak Serenade, 4th movement. Letter G to letter H.

For UW Wind Ensemble and UW Symphony Orchestra (view music): edited 6/18

  • Brahms Symphony #3, 1st movement. Bars 36 through 46.
  • Strauss Don Juan, 16 after M to 2 after N.
  • Mozart Serenade in Eb, 2nd movement. Bar 48 to 62.
  • Dvorak Serenade, 4th movement. Letter G to letter H.
(Optional) Eb Clarinet for all groups (view music): edited 6/18
  • Ravel Bolero, solo.
(Optional) Bass Clarinet for all groups (view music): edited 6/18
  • Strauss Don Quixote, Number 14 to 5 after 16.

Euphonium

For Symphonic Band prepare first excerpt only. (view musicedited 6/18

For UW Wind Ensemble prepare both excerpts. (view musicedited 6/18


Flute

For Symphonic Band and Campus Philharmonia (view music)edited 5/18
Students should prepare excerpt one of Hindemith and Prokofiev

Students should prepare all excerpts shown on the audition pdf

Horn

For Symphonic Band and Campus Philharmonia (view music)edited 6/18
Students should prepare piece one and piece four

For UW Wind Ensemble and UW Symphony Orchestra (view music): edited 6/18
 Students should prepare all excerpts


Oboe/English Horn 

For Symphonic Band and Campus Philharmonia(view musicedited 7/18

Students should prepare first two exerpts which include:

  • Barret Etude 15
  • the fast excerpt from La Scala di Seta

Optional English horn excerpt: the solo from Rossini's William Tell Overture

For UW Wind Ensemble and UW Symphony Orchestra(view music) edited 7/18

Students should prepare all exerpts which include:

  • Barret Etude 15
  • the fast excerpt from La Scala di Seta
  • Ravel Tombeau
  • Brahms Symphony 1

Percussion

For Symphonic Band and Campus Philharmonia (view music)edited 6/18

For UW Wind Ensemble and UW Symphony Orchestra (view music): edited 6/18

Contact Dr. Whiting, Chair of Percussion Studies with questions at: bwhiting@uw.edu.


Saxophone 

For UW Wind Ensemble (view music)edited 8/18

  • Students should prepare the following
    • IV. Corrente
    • VI. Rag

For Symphonic Band (view music): edited 8/18

  • Students should prepare the following
    • V. Giga

Trombone

Tenor Trombone (view music) edited 6/18

Bass Trombone (view music) edited 6/18


Tuba

For UW Wind EnsembleUW Symphony Orchestraand Campus Philharmonia:
Prepare all excerpts. (view musicedited 6/18

  • Mahler 1 
  • Prokofiev 5, 1st movt 3-6
  • Ride 
  • Hungarian March 20- 2 after 21
  • Meistersinger overture J-L

For Symphonic Band:
Prepare the following two excerpts. (view musicedited 6/18

  • Prokofiev 5
  • opening of Meistersinger overture

Trumpet 

For Symphonic Band:
Prepare the first excerpt. (view musicedited 8/18

For UW Wind EnsembleUW Symphony Orchestraand Campus Philharmonia:
Prepare all excerpts. (view musicedited 8/18