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Symphonic Wind Ensemble Auditions

2013 UM Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE) Auditions
Sunday, 8/25 & Monday, 8/26
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.
4.      Sight read daily between now and your audition.
5.      Prepare provided excerpts (see below).
6.      Arrive 10 minutes prior, prepared and professional.
Results will be emailed on Monday evening 8/26.  Register for SWE or Concert Band after results.  First rehearsal on Tuesday, 8/27.

October Concert – Lasting Impressions
Huntingtower Ballad - Ottorino Respighi
Engulfed Cathedral – Claude Debussy
…and the mountains rising nowhere – Joseph Schwantner
La Vallée des Cloches – Maurice Ravel
DionysiaquesFlorent Schmitt (100th anniversary of the piece)
November Concert – UM All-Star Band
A few pieces on shared concert with UM All-Star Band.
Work with international trumpet soloist, Rex Richardson         
December Concert – SWE Goes Chamber
Concerts in MRH, MCPS Schools, art galleries? museums?
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)