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Performing Ensemble Auditions

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.


Goin' Band: Audition music for the Goin' Band is available at goinband.com.

Concert Ensembles (Band and Orchestra): Click here to go to the Wind/Percussion Audition Repertoire.

Jazz - Click here for Jazz audition requirements.


For more information about the University Symphony Orchestra and University String Orchestra, follow this link.

University Symphony Orchestra Auditions - Spring 2017

The University Symphony Orchestra will only be holding auditions for new or transferring string students.

Auditions will be held in Professor David E. Becker's office (Room 115), on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, between 1:00p.m. and 2:00p.m.

New and transferring students should email Hannah Porter for an audition time and provide the following information. Each audition will be approximately 7 to 8 minutes in length.

TTU email address
Alternative email address
Phone number 
Year (freshman, 2nd year Master's, etc.) 
Anticipated graduation semester & year (e.g. Spring 2017)


  • Two-octave or three-octave scales of your choice, demonstrating different bowing styles
  • A solo work of your choice that best demonstrates your technical proficiency and musicianship
  • Sightreading excerpts will be selected from the first movement of Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47
    • Please contact the USO librarian, Timothy Angel, to request a part for your instrument

University String Orchestra Auditions - Spring 2017

Auditions for the University String Orchestra will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2017 between 6:30p.m. and 9:00p.m. (the String Orchestra's meeting time, plus a half-hour).

Please sign up for an audition time at the first String Orchestra rehearsal on Thursday, January 19, 2017.


  • Two two-octave or three-octave scales of your choice, preferably one major scale and one minor scale
  • A short piece of your choice that best demonstrates your technical proficiency and musicianship
  • Excerpts to be selected from music read during the first rehearsal


Name Email Area
Debbie Holt debbie.holt@ttu.edu Band Information
Stephen Jones stephen.jones@ttu.edu Jazz Information


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