Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble Winter 2020

Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble - Auditions

Audition Sign-Ups

Returning Student Auditions: 
Wind, Brass, Percussion, and Double Bass
Sunday, September 11, 4–9 pm

Sign Up

New Student Auditions: 
Wind, Brass, Percussion, and Double Bass
Monday, September 12, 11am – 3pm
Tuesday, September 13, 9am - 1pm

Monday Sign Up

Tuesday Sign Up

Audition Requirements

  • One solo selection or study etude of your choice that best displays your current playing ability: 4-6 minutes of music.
  • Sight-reading.
  • Major and Chromatic Scales.
  • Assigned excerpts for your instrument (DSO interest only)
  • Percussionists: please prepare samples of your playing on at least two instruments highlighting your strongest skills in the percussion section. Contact directors with concerns over instrument access.

Decisions regarding membership are made within a context defined by the following factors

  • The level of preparation the player shows at the audition.
  • The relationship between the auditioning player's current level of ability (as displayed in their audition) and the current median technical level of the DSO/DCWE players.
  • The particular skill set required to successfully manage the part(s) for which the player is auditioning.
  • The player's deportment during their audition.
  • The current personnel needs of the ensemble.

Need an instrument? Please contact Dr. Messier via email for assistance in this area.