Fall 2020 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 16, from 11am - 12:30pm.
On August 2nd, 
 current and incoming freshman flute studio members will receive an email
with information concerning the online audition procedure.
If you are university flutist (non-major) interested in auditioning, Please email
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

Ensemble placement auditions for oboe will take place online on:

Saturday, August 15th, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Information enclosed in the PDF material.
University oboists (non-major) are welcome to audition.
Please email Dr. Alicia Chapman at: chapmanam@appstate.edu and information will be emailed to you.

Oboe Material PDF

 

Bassoon

Dr. Jon Beebe

beebejp@appstate.edu

828-262-6460

Rosen,  Sunday, August 16th, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Bassoon Material PDF

Sign-Up Sheet

Clarinet

Dr. Soo Goh

gohsk@appstate.edu

828-262-6134

Recital Hall, Sunday, August 16th, 1:00pm -3:00pm

Clarinet and Bass Clarinet PDF

Sign-Up Sheet

Saxophone

Dr. Scott Kallestad

kallestadsd@appstate.edu

828-262-8025 

Recital Hall, Saturday, August 15th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

 Saxophone PDF 

Sign-Up Sheet

Jazz - See Jazz Ensemble material (below)

Trumpet

Dr. James Stokes

stokesjm@appstate.edu

828-262-8595

Auditions will be held online. Details and logistics will be communicated by Mr. Bingham or Dr. Smith via e-mail no later than August 7th. 
For questions or more information, please contact Mr. Brent Bingham. (binghamba@appstate.edu)

Trumpet PDF

Jazz - See Jazz Ensemble material (below)

Horn

Dr. Karen Robertson

robrtsnkl@appstate.edu

828-262-6456

Auditions will be held online. Details and logistics will be communicated by Dr. Robertson via e-mail no later than August 7th.
For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Karen Robertson. (robrtsnkl@appstate.edu)

Horn Material

 

Trombone

Dr. Joe Brown

 brownja9@appstate.edu

828-262-6468 

Auditions will be held online. Details and logistics will be communicated by Dr. Brown via e-mail no later than August 7th.
For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Joe Brown. (brownja9@appstate.edu)

Tenor Trombone PDF

Bass Trombone PDF

Jazz - See Jazz Ensemble material (below)

Euphonium and Tuba

Beth Wiese

wieseba@appstate.edu

828-262-7707

Auditions will be held online. Details and logistics will be communicated by Dr. Wiese via e-mail no later than August 7th.
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

Saturday, August 15,
10:00am - 12:00pm, Rosen Concert Hall

Percussion PDF

Jazz - See Jazz Ensemble material (below)

 

Appalachian Symphony Orchestra Strings

Fall 2020: 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
koontzee@appstate.edu

 

University Singers

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

Auditions for University Singers for Fall 2020 will be held at the following times:

New voice students (freshmen and transfers) will audition Friday, August 14 from 9:30-1:00.  The assigned audition schedule are posted here.

All other singers (returning voice students and anyone else that would like to audition) will be held on Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16 from 1:30-3:30.  Please sign up for an audition time here.

All those auditioning will need to complete a Choral Audition Information Form at least 24 hours before your scheduled audition.

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

Auditions will be held online via Zoom.  An outline of the audition procedures can be found here.

Audition results can be found here.

Jazz Combo Audition

TBA - 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)

Due to covid-19 the in-person audition process has changed.
1) Go to the link below for the two tune selections and record the melody and two choruses (two times through the form) of improvisation. Improvisation is strongly suggested but not mandatory. If you don't plan on improvising just play (record) the melody. WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED YOUR RECORDING EMAIL IT TO ME AT
wrighttt@appstate.edu.
SEE AUDITION INSTRUCTION MATERIALS FOR PDF TUNES FILES.
2) Pianists, guitarists should improvise two choruses and then "comp" two choruses.
3) Bassists should improvise two choruses and then "walk" on Ornithology for two choruses; then improvise two choruses and play appropriate accompaniment on Ceora for two choruses.
4) Drummers will be auditioned once horns are chosen. Details to follow.
5) All audition recordings should be emailed by one hour after the stated audition date and time, or, you are encouraged to complete the process early.
6) Due to covid-19 the performance format will be one of combos and no big bands.
7) Due to covid-19 the rehearsal schedule may not begin on the first official day of classes.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1VOhizxw9agfok40oCQeguUDCLDNhF3sP?usp=sharing

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