Fall 2021 Ensemble Auditions

Ensemble Auditions 


Contact Information

Audition Date, Time, Location

Audition Material


Dr. Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham



Sunday, August 15, 2021, 4:00pm - 6:00pm -- Recital Hall

Dr. Schneeloch-Bingham at schneelochna@appstate.edu for information about the online audition.


Flute Material PDF


Dr. Alicia Chapman



Saturday, August 14, 2021, 11:00am-12:30pm - Recital Hall

Please communicate with Dr. Chapman with questions about the audition:  chapmanam@appstate.edu.

Oboe Material PDF



Dr. Jon Beebe



Saturday, August 14, 2021, 3:30pm - 5:00pm - Recital Hall

Bassoon Material PDF

Sign-Up Sheet


Dr. Soo Goh



Sunday, August 15, 2021, 1:30pm - 3:30pm -- Recital Hall
Information and material for Clarinet - Fall 2021


Dr. Scott Kallestad



Saturday, August 14, 2021, 1:00pm-3:00pm -- Recital Hall

 Saxophone PDF 

Sign-Up Sheet

Jazz - See Jazz Ensemble material (below)


Dr. James Stokes



Sunday, August 15, 2021, 12:30pm - 2:30pm -- Rosen
For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Stokes (stokesjm@appstate.edu).

Trumpet PDF

Jazz - See Jazz Ensemble material (below)


Dr. Dakota Corbliss



Saturday, August 14, 2021, 3:00pm - 5:00pm -- Rosen
For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Dakota Corbliss. (corblissdc@appstate.edu)

Horn Material PDF



Dr. Joe Brown



Saturday, August 14, 2021, 12:30pm - 2:30pm  -- Rosen
For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Joe Brown. (brownja9@appstate.edu)

Trombone PDF


Jazz - See Jazz Ensemble material (below)

Euphonium and Tuba

Beth Wiese



Sunday, August 15, 2021, 3:00pm - 5:00pm -- Rosen 
For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Beth Wiese. (wieseba@appstate.edu)

Tuba PDF

Euphonium PDF


Dr. Robert Falvo



Saturday, August 14, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm, -- Rosen

Percussion PDF

Jazz - See Jazz Ensemble material (below)


Appalachian Symphony Orchestra Strings

Fall 2021: Each string musician should find the information for his/her own instrument regarding date, time and repertoire list to be prepared. PDFs are included below with specific musical selections to be learned. Prepare and perform the indicated passages.

If a string player wishes to audition and does not know the specific string professor to contact, please email the enquiry to:
Dr. Eric Koontz,
Coordinator of the String Area


University Singers and Chamber Singers

For more information contact Dr. Steve Hopkins hopkinssm@appstate.edu or 828-262-6450.

Auditions for University Singers and Chamber Singers for Fall 2021 will be held at the following times:

Friday, August 13, 2021 from 1:00-5:00 pm. – incoming FRESHMAN and TRANSFER VOICE MAJORS (regardless of degree plan).

  • An email was send on 7/26 to everyone in this category.  If you did not receive it, please contact Dr. Hopkins @ hopkinssm@appstate.edu.
  • Your audition schedule can be found here.

Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 1:00-5:00 pm. NON-VOICE MAJOR FRESHMEN and ANY (MAJORS OR NON-MAJORS) SOPHOMORES or JUNIORS 

  • Audition times are now available and can be accessed using the procedure outlined below.

Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 2:00-5:00 pm. NON-VOICE MAJOR FRESHMEN and ANY (MAJORS OR NON-MAJORS) JUNIORS or SENIORS

  • Audition times are now available and can be accessed using the procedure outlined below.  (For Sunday audition times, scroll down the sign-up page.)

To schedule an audition:

  • Complete a Choral Audition Information Form at least 24 hours before you want to audition.
  • Once you have completed the form, the link to the sign-up page will will appear in the "confirmation" message and it will be emailed to you as well.
  • The form and sign-up sheet don't seem to work well with a phone, so please use a computer.

The audition will consist of:

  • Vocalization – assessing what voice part you sing and listening for the tone quality of your voice
  • Tonal Memory – singing back short melodies played on the piano
  • Sight Singing – singing at sight short unaccompanied melodies 
  • A prepared piece - Please click here to download the audition piece that you will prepare ahead of time.  (Your computer will have to be logged into the University system with your ASU username and password in order to see it.)  Here's a recording that might help you learn it.  This piece is in Polish.  Don't worry about that - just sing it on "dah" or "lah."  We'll learn the Polish together later.

Auditions will be held in room 214 of the Broyhill Music Center.

Audition results can be found here.

Jazz Combo Audition

Saturday, August 14th at 1pm - 3pm - Requirments MUS 1107 Sec. 101 and 102   - PDF Audution Material

Contact: Todd Wright, wrighttt@appstate.edu; Dr. Adam Booker, bookeras1@appstate.edu

Jazz Instrumental

For more information contact Mr. Todd Wright at wrighttt@appstate.edu or 828-262-4964.

Audition Schedule for Jazz Ensemble:   Audition Material  (PDF)

  • Saturday August 14  - 10:30am   Pianos, Guitars  Rm. 418
  • Saturday August 14  - 12:00pm  Trumpets Rm. 418
  • Sunday August 15 - 2:00pm  Saxophones  Rm. 418
  • Sunday August 15 - 3:30pm  Trombones  Rm. 418
  • Monday August 16 - 12:00pm  Drums  Rm. 300


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