Music & Dance

Ensemble Auditions

Information for Ensemble Auditions (Band, Orchestra, Choral, Jazz)

We are excited that you are interested in making music with us at GVSU! All currently enrolled GVSU students are eligible to audition. You do not have to be a music major.
 
To learn more about upcoming auditions for music ensembles, including the bands, orchestras, choral, and jazz ensembles, please read below!
 

Choral Ensembles

Please visit the GVSU Choral Ensembles website at www.gvsu.edu/choralensembles for detailed information about our ensembles.

Contact Prof. Ellen Pool, Director of Choral Activities, at poole@gvsu.edu to arrange an audition.

 

Orchestra Strings

Please visit www.gvsu.edu/orchestra for more information or contact Prof. Henry Duitman, Director of Orchestral Activities at duitmanh@gvsu.edu.
 
Audition excerpts will be available for download no later than August 1 from
http://www.gvsu.edu/orchestra/symphony-orchestra-audition-7.htm

 

Jazz Band

Please contact Professor Tim Froncek (froncekt@gvsu.edu).

 

Laker Marching Band

Audition information at www.gvsu.edu/marchingband/.

 

All Wind, Brass and Percussion - concert bands and orchestra

Please visit gvsu.edu/bands to learn more about the concert wind and percussion ensembles available at GVSU.

Complete audition information and excerpts for Fall Term will be available August 1. 
Complete audition information and excerpts for Winter Term will be available December 1.
 
Wind, Brass and Percussion music majors and minors enrolled in applied music lessons are required to participate in Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Orchestra or Concert Band. You will play a single auditon and will be placed in an ensemble based on the audition committee's decisions. Music majors and non-majors who are not enrolled in applied music lessons may elect to only auditon for one ensemble, but will not be guaranteed placement in that ensemble. 
 
Auditions are by appointment only; please review the schedule information provided below.
 
Auditions require the preparation of a specific set of musical pieces; these will be available as PDFs below (by August 1/December 1 respectively). 
 
Fall Term auditions: August 23 and 24. Signups available on August 1.
Winter Term Auditions: TBA.
 
If you have questions about GVSU bands or the audition process, please contact Dr. Kevin Tutt at tuttk@gvsu.edu.
 
Audition Times for Wind, Brass and Percussion

To be assigned an audition time, please contact Joann Szyniszewski in the Music and Dance Office, 616-331-3484, szyniszj@gvsu.edu. You must sign up by 5:00 PM, Wednesday, August 21. Audition times are only available through the Music and Dance office. 

 
SATURDAY. AUGUST 24, 2013
9:00-10:30 flute
10:45-11:40 double reeds
1:00-2:30 horn
3:00-5:00 trumpet
6:00- 7:00 trombone
7:20-9:00 euphonium & tuba
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 2013
1:00-3:00 saxophone
3:15-5:15 clarinet
6:10-8:00 percussion
10:00 results posted.
 
MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013
Regular class and rehearsal schedule begins.
 
Audition Excerpts for Wind, Brass and Percussion
 
Available August 1
 

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