Fall 2022 Ensemble Auditions

Ensemble Auditions 

Instrument 

Contact Information

Audition Date, Time, Location

Audition Material

Flute

Dr. Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham

schneelochna@appstate.edu

828-262-6447 


Sunday, August 21, 2022, 12:30pm - 2:30pm, 
-- Schaffel Recital Hall
Dr. Schneeloch-Bingham at schneelochna@appstate.edu for information about the online audition.

 

Flute Material PDF

Oboe

Dr. Alicia Chapman

chapmanam@appstate.edu

828-262-4898

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 2:00pm - 3:30pm, --Rosen Concert Hall

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

Oboe Material PDF

 

Bassoon

Dr. Jon Beebe

beebejp@appstate.edu

828-262-6460

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 3:00pm - 5:00pm,  -- Schaffel Recital Hall

Bassoon Material PDF


Clarinet

Dr. Soo Goh

gohsk@appstate.edu

828-262-6134

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 8:30am - 12:00pm,  -- Schaffel Recital Hall

Clarinet Audition PDF
Sign-Up Sheet

Saxophone

Dr. Scott Kallestad

kallestadsd@appstate.edu

828-262-8025 

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 3:00pm-5:00pm,  -- Room 300

Saxophone PDF 

Jazz - See Jazz Ensemble material (below)

Trumpet

Dr. James Stokes

stokesjm@appstate.edu

828-262-8595

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 9:00am -11:30am, --Spencer Rehearsal Hall
For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Stokes (stokesjm@appstate.edu).

Trumpet PDF

Jazz - See Jazz Ensemble material (below)

Horn

Dr. Dakota Corbliss

corblissdc@appstate.edu

828-262-6456

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 4:00pm - 6:00pm,  -- Rosen Concert Hall
For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Dakota Corbliss. (corblissdc@appstate.edu)

Horn Material PDF

 

Trombone

Dr. Joe Brown

 brownja9@appstate.edu

828-262-6468 

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 9:00am - 11:00am, -- Rosen Concert Hall
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

wieseba@appstate.edu

828-262-7707

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 11:30am - 1:30pm,  -- Rosen Concert Hall
For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Beth Wiese. (wieseba@appstate.edu)

Tuba PDF

Euphonium PDF

Percussion

Dr. Robert Falvo

falvorj@appstate.edu

828-262-4979

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 12:00am - 2:30pm,   -- Spencer Rehearsal Hall

Percussion PDF

Jazz - See Jazz Ensemble material (below)

 

Appalachian Symphony Orchestra Strings

Spring 2022: Each string musician should find the information for their 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
koontzee@appstate.edu

 

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 2022 will be held at the following times:

Saturday, August 20, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM – NEW VOICE MAJORS (FRESHMAN and TRANSFER VOICE MAJORS regardless of degree plan).  THIS IS A CHANGE FROM THE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED AUDITION DAY AND TIME.  
Your assigned audition time for that morning may be found here

Saturday, August 20, 1:00-5:00 PM – NON-VOICE MAJOR FRESHMEN and ANY (MAJORS OR NON-MAJORS) SOPHOMORES or JUNIORSPlease see the next section for audition sign-up.

Sunday, August 21, 1:30­-5:00 PM – ANY (MAJORS OR NON-MAJORS) JUNIORS, SENIORS or GRADUATE STUDENTSPlease see the next section for audition sign-up.

To schedule an audition:

  • Complete a Choral Audition Information Form at least 24 hours before your 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.  (New students will NOT use this link.  Use the schedule linked above.)
  • The form and sign-up sheet doesn'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
  • Sing a prepared piece - "Through Love to Light" by Elaine Hagenberg.  Everyone will start singing in m. 38 on the word "To" and sing to the 3rd beat of m. 58.  The voice parts are divided a lot in this section so choose the part that you think best suits your voice.  When the choir roster is finalized you might be assigned to a different voice part.  Here's a nice recording of the piece:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFz1y0MamMs

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

Audition results can be found here.

Jazz Combo Audition

Sunday August 20th from 3:00pm-5:00pm - Room 303 - Requirements MUS 1107 Sec. 101 and 102

PDF Audition Material

Contact:  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)

  • Sunday August 21  - 9:00am   Saxophones Rm. 418
  • Saturday August 20  - 10:30am   Piano, Bass, Guitar Rm. 418
  • Saturday August 20 - 1:30pm  Trombones  Rm. 418
  • Saturday August 20 - 12:00pm  Trumpets  Rm. 418
  • Monday August 22 - 12:00pm  Drums with Ensemble  Rm. TBA

 

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