Audition Information

Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Winds

Audition Instructions:

1. If you are a new student, fill out the online personnel form: CPP Bands Personnel Form

2. For Spring 2019, returning member auditions will occur January 23-25, 2019 during rehearsals. If you are new, please email Dr. Badua to a schedule an audition prior during office hours: rhbadua@cpp.edu

3. Scroll down, and read below for your ensemble audition requirements and print out the appropriate musical excerpt to bring to your audition. Percussion, please scroll to the bottom of this page for your audition excerpts.

4. If you need to rent an instrument and/or locker for the audition, please visit the following webpages:

Instruments - http://www.cpp.edu/~class/music/current-students/instrument-rental-policy.shtml

Lockers - http://www.cpp.edu/~class/music/current-students/locker-rental-policy.shtml


5. If you have further questions about the audition process, visit this page: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Concert Band

Audition Instructions:

1. Fill out the online personnel form: CPP Bands Personnel Form

2. Please email Dr. Badua to schedule an appointment for a brief audition for placement: rhbadua@cpp.edu

3. Scroll down, and read below for your ensemble audition requirements and print out the appropriate musical excerpt to bring to your audition. Percussion, please scroll to the bottom of this page for your audition excerpts.

4. If you need to rent an instrument and/or locker for the audition, please visit the following webpages:

Instruments - http://www.cpp.edu/~class/music/current-students/instrument-rental-policy.shtml

Lockers - http://www.cpp.edu/~class/music/current-students/locker-rental-policy.shtml


5. If you have further questions about the audition process, visit this page: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Scheduling your classes:

If you intend to perform in a band, then do not schedule any classes during these times:

  • WIND ENSEMBLE: Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:00–3:50 PM (MU 3530L Wind Ensemble)
  • SYMPHONIC WINDS: Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:00–5:50 PM (MU 3520L Concert Band)
  • CONCERT BAND: Wednesdays, 6:00–7:50 PM (MU 3550A University Band)

By avoiding these days & times, you will not create a scheduling conflict between band rehearsal times and your other classes.

Concert Band & Symphonic Winds musicians, please prepare:

1. All 12 major scales (two octaves, when possible), you will perform 3 scales randomly chosen by Dr. Badua.

2. The provided audition excerpt, see below. Please pay attention to the indicated tempo, style, and optional endings “a” (easy) or “b” (difficult).

3. Chromatic scale demonstrating the full range of your instrument (as low and high as you can comfortably play), slurred, and performed as fast as possible.

All 12 Major Scales Sheets:

Concert Band & Symphonic Winds audition excerpts:

Wind Ensemble musicians, please prepare:

1. All 12 major & natural minor scales, you will perform 3 scales randomly chosen by Dr. Badua (two octaves, when possible), performed from memory.

2. The provided audition excerpt, see below. Please pay attention to the indicated tempo, style, and optional endings “a” (easy) or “b” (difficult).

3. Chromatic scale demonstrating the full range of your instrument (as low and high as you can comfortably play), slurred, and performed as fast as possible.

4. Sight-reading chosen by Dr. Badua.

All 12 Major Scales Sheets:

All 12 minor scales sheets:

Wind Ensemble audition excerpts:

PERCUSSION AUDITION EXCERPTS:

*Click on the upper right icon to download the packet.

Percussion Audition Packet 2018-2019.pdf