Auditions will begin December 1st - 3rd in the Band Hall RM 101

Local instrumentalists please contact the band office to schedule an appointment to audition.

Ms. Marbre Dunhamn-Hunter
Office Coordinator
3100 Cleburne Street, Box 1930
Houston, Texas 77004
(713) 313-7336 - Office
(713) 313-7539 - FAX

Audition Etudes

Regional auditions 

Please check back for updated information on regional auditions.

  University Band (UB)

Live auditions will be held in the Department of Fine Arts by appointment and at the selected schools with the permission of the principal and band director. Taped auditions will be accepted at any time. Those persons who are interested in being considered for financial assistance through the Department of Fine Arts should audition as soon as possible. The following are audition requirements for band instruments:

  1. Wind instruments (trumpet, clarinet, etc.), guitar, piano, bass, melodic percussion and timpani, please prepare solo literature you feel will best exhibit your technique and musicianship. Also be prepared to play all major scales at MM=80 and sight read.

Audition Etudes

Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Sousaphone

Audition Etude for Freshman 2012

Flute, ClarinetSaxophone, Trumpet/T.C. Baritone, French Horn, Trombone/B.C. Baritone, Tuba

 

Percussion Etudes

T1Percussion Etude #1 , T2Percussion Etude #1  , T1Percussion Etude #2 , T1Percussion Etude #3  , T1Percussion Etude #4 

 

  1. For percussion auditions, you must know the following:
              I. Rudiments
                     
                     Snare drum/quads/quints:
                                  PAS 40 International Drum Rudiments
                                               http://www.pas.org/Resources/rudiments.cfm.
                     
                     Bass Drum and Tenor Drum:
                                  The N.A.R.D. 26 American Drum Rudiments

                                  1 st 13 & 2 nd 13 rudiments:

                                         http://www.vboda.org/AllVa/Auditions/PercRudiment/26Rudiments/26 Drum Rudiments.htm

     
                    
                     Cymbals:
                                  The 1st 13 rudiments from the NARD list
              
               II. Prepared (written) solo on snare drum
              
               III. Sightreading
                    
    If you play mallet percussion, timpani, etc.; it would be to your benefit to prepare a piece on those instruments as well.
    Percussion auditions can be live or video taped. If you do choose to send a tape, be sure to adequately and thoroughly demonstrate your skills as we will not have an opportunity to hear you sightread or ask you any questions.

    General considerations for all auditionees :

    The earlier you audition, the better your chances are for being awarded financial assistance through the band. Please be aware that any financial aid recipient at Texas Southern University must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA; http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/) in addition to all general application and financial aid applications required by the university (all of this can be found at http://em.tsu.edu)

    Please also be aware that as part of the scholarship allocation process, we do periodic checks to see who has actually begun the application process to the university.

    Ms. Marbre Dunhamn-Hunter
    Office Coordinator
    3100 Cleburne Street, Box 1930
    Houston, Texas 77004
    (713) 313-7336 - Office
    (713) 313-7539 - FAX


 
Last Updated: 1/17/13