For accepted and current students attending Furman fall of 2014. All of our ensembles are open to music majors and skilled non-majors. Except for the Marching Band, every ensemble requires an audition to determine specific ensemble assignment and, for the instrumentalists, seating order.
Printable version: Placement Information Fall 2014.pdf
Brass, Woodwind and Percussion excerpts
A string bass player will be selected by the string faculty in consultation with Dr. Hicken. String audition excerpts posted below.
Please download/print the AUDITION DETAILS file posted below as well as the MUSIC for your instrument.
You do NOT need to be an improvising musician to audition for the jazz ensembles!!! Our jazz auditions are designed to be a low-key way for us to accurately assess your experience level as a jazz musician. Even if you have had LITTLE or NO experience in jazz, please feel free to audition. We will do our very best to include everyone we can in our program!
Symphony Orchestra String Excerpts
Auditions for NEW string
students who have not previously auditioned and are interested in joining
the FSO or taking private lessons will take place Friday, August 22nd from
4:00-5:30 in Daniel Music Building office 117. Students will play a prepared solo
piece and the orchestral excerpts posted below.
String Seating Auditions for
ALL OTHER FSO students will take place on Tuesday, August 26th from 3:30-6:30 in Daniel
Music Building D-13. Students will play a minute of a solo piece and the
orchestral excerpts posted below.
Brass, Woodwind and Percussion members are selected and seated based on the Wind Ensemble auditions - see first column to the left. Instrumentation roster is determined by repertoire.
Harp and piano positions are selected by the respective teachers in consultation with Dr. Joiner.
No excerpts required! Your audition is primarily vocalizing to determine range and tone. A sign-up sheet will be posted outside DMB-111. (DMB = Daniel Music Building)
- Sunday and Monday, August 24 and 25 from 7:00 to 9:00
- Tuesday August 26 from 3:30 to 6:00
All students wishing to sing in a choral ensemble must audition. You will be placed in the Singers or Chorale based on your audition, prior experience and voice part. Returning students who would like to join a choral ensemble may also audition during one of the times listed above.
Instrumentalists fulfilling their music education choral requirement should also audition in the fall.