2018-2019 Instrumental Ensemble Placement Auditions

  • All instrumental auditions will be held in Community Hall.

*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 auditions is now closed

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 

Flute   |  Oboe  |  Clarinet  | Bassoon  |  Saxophone

Horn  |  Trumpet  | Trombone  | Tuba  | Euphonium


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.