Auditions

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Students should prepare 4-6 minutes of music consisting of two contrasting excerpts (technical and lyrical) of their own choosing; please note that we do not require set excerpts. A single work with contrasting sections is also an acceptable option. Selected major scales will be asked and a basic sight-reading excerpt will be provided. Students are evaluated on the basis of tone quality, intonation, rhythmic accuracy, musicianship, expressiveness, and reading ability. Percussionists should prepare two out of three of: snare drum, timpani, mallets. Basic rudiments (snare) and major scales (mallets) may be requested.

Auditions are held at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts on the Emory University Campus. Students should arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of their audition time to check in and be escorted to a warm-up room. Auditions last approximately 8 minutes. Parking is available in the Fishburne Parking Deck next to the Schwartz Center. 

 

HOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION

Audition scheduling will open in July, 2018 for auditions in August. Please check back then for more information.

Questions regarding auditions should be directed to Martha Shockey at: [email protected]