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Ensemble Auditions

The following links are for auditions for incoming students in the fall semester. For scholarship auditions for prospective members, please see Scholarship Auditions.

Membership in the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble I, and Jazz Ensemble II at Tarleton is by audition only. Auditions are held at the beginning of the fall semester each year. No new auditions are held for these ensembles for the spring semester.

Auditions for these ensembles will take place at the end of Transition Week, Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23. More information about specific audition times on these dates will be posted later in the summer.

These ensembles rehearse at the following times during the school year. Please be sure that your schedule can accommodate them in the event that you audition successfully.


  • Wind Ensemble rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:55 pm. Note that the time in the online registration portal is incorrect.
  • Jazz Ensemble I rehearses on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:00 to 1:55 pm.
  • Jazz Ensemble II rehearses on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:05 to 4:20 pm.

 

 

Fall 2019 Jazz Ensemble Auditions

Auditions for Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Ensemble II are open to ALL Tarleton students regardless of major. Please download the appropriate instrument and prepare the music. Drummers, please be prepared to play swing, latin (your choice of style), and funk, all at different tempos. In addition to the prepared music there will be sight-reading. The prepared music is important, but a high premium is also put on a student’s ability to sight-read. This is especially true for a successful audition into Jazz Ensemble I. 

Improvisation is an optional part of the audition. If you would like show improvisation during your audition, please provide either a play along track or sheet music. This part of the audition is not required, but rather serves as a chance to see who is comfortable improvising and at what level. 

Jazz combos will be offered as well; there is no separate audition. If you are interested in jazz combo, please indicate it on your audition sheet. For jazz combo auditions, improvisation during your audition is strongly encouraged!

For more information about Jazz Ensemble auditions or ADA accommodations, please email Dr. Andrew Stonerock.

 

 

Fall 2019 Wind Ensemble Auditions

Auditions for Wind Ensemble are open to ALL Tarleton students regardless of major. Please download the appropriate instrument and prepare the music.

Auditions will include only the prepared excerpts below:

For more information about Wind Ensemble auditions or ADA accommodations, email Dr. David Robinson.