FOR Majors and Non-Majors
Placement Information Fall 2017.pdf
Includes private applied music lessons and music theory (for majors who did not already take the theory placement test)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BELOW...
Audition excerpts required. See links below for instructions and orchestral excerpts.
Brass, Woodwind and Percussion members
selected and seated based on the concert band auditions - see excerpts
below. Instrumentation is determined by repertoire. Harp and piano
positions are selected by the respective teachers in consultation with
woodwinds, brass, percussion
MARCHING BAND APPLICATION
SYMPHONIC WINDS *APPLICATION
Audition excerpts required. If you would like to be considered for membership in the fall concert band (Symphonic Winds) or the Furman Symphony Orchestra, see instructions and required *excerpts.
1. This audition is open to all Furman Students.
2. This audition is required for all wind and percussion scholarship students.
3. This audition is required for all intended or declared music majors.
4. Questions? Email the teacher.
Your audition will consist of the *excerpts posted below and a brief sight-reading passage. No Scales!
Flute, Mon Aug 21
Clarinets, Mon Aug 21
Oboe, Mon Aug 21Bassoon, Mon Aug 21
Saxophones, Mon Aug 21
Trumpet, Tue Aug 22
Horn, Tue Aug 22
Trombone, Tue Aug 22
Euphonium, Tue Aug 22
Tuba, Tue Aug 22
Percussion, Wed Aug 23
A double bass player and pianist will also be selected based on faculty recommendation and student interest.
Sign-up sheets will be posted in
August. The audition will take place behind a screen. Dr. Hicken and
members of the Wind and Percussion Faculty will adjudicate. Symphonic
Winds personnel will be established for the fall term based upon the
results of this audition.This audition is not to be confused with the
brief audition that takes place for freshman during Band Camp.
Personnel Decisions will be based upon the following criteria:
>The results of the audition.
>Your past experience and performance in the ensemble program.
>The educational value for you as an individual.
>Your availability (academic schedule.) >Instrumentation requirements for each concert.
JAZZ ENSEMBLE *APPLICATION
Audition excerpts required. Prior improvisation experience NOT required! 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 LITTLE or NO experience in jazz,
please feel free to apply/audition. We will do our very best to include
everyone we can in our program!
Jazz Info and Instructions 2017Fall
Alto and Bari Saxo
Rhythm Section (Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums)
CHORAL APPLICATIONAll students wishing to sing in a choral ensemble must audition, but, no excerpts are required
! Your audition is primarily vocalization to determine range and tone. A sign-up sheet will be posted outside Daniel Music studio 111.
Complete the app above to receive more info.
- Sunday or Monday, August 20 and 21, from 7-9pm -or-
- Tuesday August 22 from 3:30-6pm
You will be placed in the Singers or Chorale based on your audition, prior experience and voice part. Instrumentalists fulfilling their music education choral requirement should also audition in the fall.