Local instrumentalists please contact the band office to schedule an appointment to audition.
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:
Audition Etude for Freshman 2012
1 st 13 & 2 nd 13 rudiments:
The 1st 13 rudiments from the NARD list
II. Prepared (written) solo on snare drum
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
3100 Cleburne Street, Box 1930
Houston, Texas 77004
(713) 313-7336 - Office
(713) 313-7539 - FAX