2019-2020 Instrumental Ensemble Placement Auditions

  • All instrumental auditions will be held in Community Hall (1650 SW Pioneer Place)

*No audition is required for Campus Band. Read about Oregon State University Bands and decide whether a placement audition is appropriate for you.

Registration for the 2019-2020 auditions will open in August 2019

Auditions are 8 minutes long.

The audition will consist of the following:

  1. Auditions are blind (judges behind a screen).
  2. Please prepare a 3 minute excerpt of your choice.
  3. Please prepare the audition music posted below.
  4. There will be sight reading during your audition.

Downloadable Audition Materials 

Materials will be available to download approximately 4 weeks prior the audition dates. Please check back later this summer.

Additional audition tips:

  • Bring your class schedule with you.
  • You will be greeted by music students who know the process and can answer questions, and you will be auditioning for a few members of the OSU faculty, who are eager to listen to you and have you join us.
  • Hydrate well - it can be very warm in mid-September in the Willamette Valley!
  • Keep a consistent practice routine all summer. We want to hear you at your very best.