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Fall 2024 Large Ensemble Auditions

We hope you are enjoying the summer and looking forward to the fall semester at the University of Tennessee! With this letter, we welcome you to the auditions for Bands and Orchestra, Fall 2024. Learning to audition is an important part of the educational process for every student. For you to maximize this opportunity, we expect you to prepare the audition material to the best of your ability (AUDITION ADVICE). Auditions will be heard by the instrumental conducting faculty and applicable studio faculty; hence, this process makes alternative audition times difficult to schedule. If it is impossible for you to make the assigned instrumental block, an approval must be made in advance of the audition day.

Please read the information thoroughly, and if you have questions, never hesitate to ask. For most woodwind and brass instruments, there are two sets of excerpts – see below – be sure to look at each packet and make sure you prepare the correct set:

     -Excerpts for placement consideration in Wind Ensemble/Symphony Orchestra/Symphonic Band (one set of excerpts for all three of the above ensembles). **All music majors and non-majors receiving a band stipend must perform the WE/SO/SB excerpts.** 

     -Excerpts for placement in Concert Band only

-Strings for placement in Symphony Orchestra only

If you are a WW/Brass and desire to audition for both Band and Orchestra placement, you will have one audition during the assigned instrument block; please refer to the audition sign-up sheets when posted August 1.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the emails listed below. We look forward to hearing you in August!

Sincerely,

Dr. James Fellenbaum, Director of Orchestras, jfellenbaum@utk.edu
Dr. John Zastoupil, Director of Bands, jzastoup@utk.edu
Dr. Michael Stewart, Associate Director of Bands, mstewa13@utk.edu
Dr. Fuller Lyon, Assistant Director of Bands, jlyon1@utk.edu


STEP 1 – View Audition Schedule

Woodwind/Brass – HMC Band Rm. 135
FRIDAY, AUGUST 16
1:00 – 4:00pm: CLARINET                                                              

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
9:00 – 11:00am: FLUTE                 
11:30 – 12:30pm: OBOE & BASSOON       
1:00 – 3:00pm: TROMBONE         
3:30 – 5:30pm: TRUMPET             

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
12:00 – 2:00pm: HORN  
2:00 – 3:30pm: EUPHONIUM & TUBA      

MONDAY, AUGUST 19
12:40-1:30pm – SAXOPHONE

Strings – HMC Orchestra Rm 110
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
1:00 – 2:00pm: DOUBLE BASS                 
4:30 – 5:45pm: VIOLA     

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18
1:00 – 2:30pm: CELLO  
3:00 – 5:30pm: VIOLIN   


Step 2 – Download the excerpts for your instrument (Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band/Orchestra, Concert Band, or Strings only)

Note:  All music majors and non-majors receiving a band stipend must perform the wind ensemble/symphonic band music.  Please read the attached instructions CAREFULLY before preparing. **Questions concerning the excerpts themselves, please direct those to the appropriate studio faculty member.**

Excerpts

FLUTE                   
Flute (both packets included)

CLARINET
Clarinet (WE/SB/USO)
Clarinet (CB only)

OBOE
Oboe (WE/SB/USO)
Oboe (CB only)

BASSOON
Bassoon Instructions
Bassoon

SAXOPHONE
Saxophone WE/SB
Saxophone CB

TRUMPET
Trumpet (WE/USO/SB)
Trumpet (CB only)

HORN
Horn (WE/USO/SB)

Horn (CB only)

TENOR TROMBONE (WE/USO/SB)
Tenor Trombone (WE/USO/SB)
Tenor Trombone (CB)

BASS TROMBONE
Bass Trombone (WE/USO/CB)
Bass Trombone (CB)

EUPHONIUM
Euphonium (WE/SB)
Euphonium (CB only)

TUBA
Tuba (WE/USO/SB)
Tuba (CB)

PERCUSSION
Contact Dr. Bliss for information: abliss1@utk.edu

STRINGS
Violin
Viola
Cello
Double Bass


Step 3 – Sign up for your audition time located on the band room bulletin board (outside Room 135 of the Natalie Haslam Music Center). Strings only audition times/sign up order are in the instrument packet above.

Audition results will be posted soon after all auditions are completed.

Wind Ensemble (MUEN 353):  T, R     2:25-4:15 pm

Symphonic Band (MUEN 352) M, W, F    12:40-1:30 pm

Concert Band (MUEN 350):  M, W, F    12:40-1:30 pm

**If you have a conflict with the ensemble you are auditioning for, please contact Dr. Zastoupil (jzastoup@utk.edu).

The University of Tennessee Bands

University of Tennessee Bands
1741 Volunteer Blvd.
227 Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
Knoxville, TN 37996-2605
Phone: 865-974-5031
Email:  utband@utk.edu

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