Performing Ensemble Information
All major performing ensembles at Texas Tech University are open to both music majors and non-music majors. Click the links below for audition materials for all instrumental ensembles as well as schedule and procedure. For further questions or information, please contact the appropriate personnel listed below.
Click here for information regarding auditions for Choral Ensembles.
WINDS and PERCUSSION
Goin' Band: Audition music for the Goin' Band is available at goinband.org.
Concert Ensembles (Band and Orchestra): Click here to go to the Wind/Percussion Audition Repertoire.
Jazz - Click here for Jazz audition requirements.
String Audition information below. Wind/Percussion see "Winds and Percussion" section above. For more information about the University Symphony Orchestra and University String Orchestra, follow this link.
University Symphony Orchestra Auditions
New and returning students, please email Melody Fried at firstname.lastname@example.org for an audition time and provide the following information. Each audition will be 8 minutes.
Dr. Fried can also send you a pdf with the required audition material.
Year (freshman, 2nd yr MM, etc):
Anticipated Graduation semester & year (ex: Spring 2016):
ALL STRING AUDITIONS LOCATION TBD
Audition times: Friday, August 21, 4:00pm - 9:00pm (Room 251)
Audition times: Saturday, August 22, 4:00pm - 5:30pm (Room 011)
- All violists should prepare a 3 minute excerpt from the solo viola repertoire
Audition times: Saturday, August 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm (Room 011)
Audition times: Saturday, August 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm (Room 011)
University String Orchestra Auditions - Fall 2015
Audition consists of 2-3 minutes of a prepared solo of your choice and two 2 or 3 octave major and minor scales demonstrating on and off the string bowing styles. The very brief and informal audition will take place at the first rehearsal on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in room 011 of the School of Music.