Fall 2021 Audition Information
Please contact Diana Sáez (dsaez AT_TOWSON) for additional information.
Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra
Auditions for both ensembles will take place in Dr. Cicconi's office, in person, which
is room CA 3089. You can sign up for a time RIGHT NOW on this google sheet.
Auditions will take place on Monday August 30th, Tuesday, August 31st, Thursday September
2nd, and Friday September 3rd. The first rehearsals will take place the second week
of classes, the week of September 6th (September 7th will be the first rehearsal day).
Symphonic Band meets TTh 2:00pm-3:15pm and Symphony Orchestra meets TTh 3:30pm-5:20pm.
Please be sure to SIGN UP and REGISTER for the ensembles.
During the audition process (blind auditions) you will be asked to place the attached
excerpts in the dropbox link below. Please find your particular instrument, download
the file, and prepare the selection. You only need to prepare for selections that
are within the brackets. Please note, your excerpts may be over a span of 1-10 pages,
be sure to download them all but only play the excerpts within the brackets. The AUDITION
MUSIC is taken from TWO pieces. All of the WIND music (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass
Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone,
Euphonium, and Tuba) will be taken from Symphony No. 4 by David Maslanka; all of the
STRING music (Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass) will be taken from Russian Easter Overture
by Rimsky-Korsakov; and various percussion excerpts will be provided by Dr. Humphreys.
If you would like to listen to your excerpts, they can be found on this playlist.
Please sign up for the class, band and/or orchestra as soon as possible. If you need
to be authorized, please let me know immediately.
STRING PLAYERS: All string players will be played in the symphony orchestra. The audition
will simply help me to find your seating placements.
The repertoire for this semester is some of the very best yet, so, please consider
playing again. It is going to be AWESOME. I can tell you BOTH ensembles will be doing
a major symphony written for their genre, but, for the first time, I am going to announce
the full list of repertoire on the first day of rehearsals. I can tell you, its TERRIFIC.
A lot of it you picked last semester!
Both groups have numbers exciting performances over the course of the semester and
I cannot wait to work with you all again. I look forward to a terrific semester of
music making and am proud and humbled, as always to be your director! DrC
MMEA New Music Reading Session (Time and Place, TBA)
Masterworks for Strings and Chamber Winds (October 12th and October 13th, 8:00pm)
College Band Directors National Association Gala Performance (Saturday, November 20th)
Symphony Orchestra Concert (Saturday, December 4th, 3:00pm)
Symphonic Band Concert (Thursday, December 9th, 8:00pm)
Honor Band Performance (Saturday, December 11th, Time TBA)
Dropbox Link to Audition Music
Spotify Playlist of Audition Music
Anyone interested in auditioning for the TU Jazz Orchestra, or who would like more
information, please contact either Jim McFalls (mjim AT_TOWSON) or Dave Ballou (dballou AT_TOWSON) directly.
Our large ensemble recruitment scholarship program is designed to recruit non-music majors to participate in Jazz Orchestra, Symphonic
Band, Symphony Orchestra and the TU Choirs.