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Symphonic Wind Ensemble Auditions

2014 UM Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE) Auditions
August 24-26, 2014
Audition Checklist
  1. Complete SWE Audition Form. (deadline - Sunday, 8/25 @ 12:00 p.m.)
  2. Choose audition day and time: SWE Audition Times.  (deadline – same)
  3. Prepare a solo of your choosing (2-3 minutes, without accompanist).
  4. Sight read daily between now and your audition.
Suggestions for a Successful Audition:
  • Be prepared
  • Warm-up before the audition
  • Listen to the recording of the excerpts to learn tempo, style and how your part fits in.
  • Clean and accurate playing is always preferred over uncontrolled fast playing.
  • Take a moment to look at the sight-reading before starting.
  • Arrive 10 minutes prior, prepared and professional.
Percussionists:  Auditions for orchestra and wind ensemble will be combined.
Results will be emailed on Tuesday evening 8/26.  Register for SWE (MUSI 114A) or Concert Band (MUSI 114A-02) after results. 
Questions? Contact:
Dr. James Smart –
Director of Bands
School of Music
University of Montana

Audition Material
  1. Prepared solo of you choice
  2. Sight reading
  3. Selected excerpts (pdf)