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Autumn 2021 woodwind, brass and percussion auditions

UNR Symphony Orchestra (MUSE 121/421/621) – Tue / Thursday 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Nevada Wind Ensemble (MUSE 114/414/614) – Mon / Wed / Fri 11 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Nevada Concert Winds (MUSE 112/412/612) – Tue / Thursday 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The Nevada Wind Ensemble, Concert Winds and the Symphony Orchestra provide valuable performance opportunities for majors and non-majors. Students enrolled in applied instrument courses and / or a music scholarship are required to enroll in a major ensemble according to the department manual. Students of all majors are welcome to audition and perform in all major ensembles, and major ensembles may meet the Silver Core 7 requirement.

Auditions for all ensembles are open to all university students, regardless of their major. The auditions will be blind – the auditioners will be assigned a number and the jury will assess behind a screen. It is important that you use the block of time allocated to your instrument type, please reserve conflict / overflow sessions only for irreconcilable conflicts.

Hearing conditions

Musical majors / minors and non-musical majors auditioning for orchestra, wind ensemble and concert winds: Students must prepare the extracts required for the audition which will be intended to be placed in an orchestra, wind ensemble or concert winds . Be sure to listen to the excerpts so that you have a good understanding of the practice and the context of the performance.

Non-musical majors / minors only audition for concert winds: students only need to select a required extracts, which will be intended to be placed in concert winds.

For additional accessibility needs or for a printed copy, please contact Reed Chamberlin, Band Manager.

Times and dates

Please audition as early as possible within your instrument’s time slot.

Monday 23/08/21

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Flute, Oboe, Bassoon (UAB 144)
  • 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Tuba, French horn, conflict / overflow (UAB 144)
  • 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Saxophone, Euphonium (UAB 144)

Tuesday 24/08/21

  • 8.45am – 10.45am – Trumpet, Trombone, Conflict / Overflow (Nightingale Concert Hall)
  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Clarinet (CFA 14)
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Percussions (CFA 14)



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