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 and procedures. For further questions or information, please contact the
appropriate personnel for your respective performance area.
Click here for information regarding auditions for Choral Ensembles.
Winds, Brass, and Percussion
Fall 2021 Live Auditions: August 18th and 19th
Concert Ensembles (Band and Orchestra): Click here to go to the Wind/Percussion Audition Repertoire.
University Band: This ensemble (MUEN 3103 204) is open to all and is non-auditioned. Students can sign up using CRN 35578.
Jazz - Click here for Jazz audition requirements.
Strings — University Symphony Orchestra
For more information about the University Symphony Orchestra and University String
Orchestra, follow this link.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Auditions will start at 12pm.
University Symphony Orchestra Auditions - Fall 2021
All Texas Tech University students are eligible to audition for University Symphony
Auditions will be held on Friday, August 20, 2021, 12pm - 1:45pm and 3:15pm - 8pm*
*Auditions might end earlier depending on the number of students auditioning.
All students are required to play:
- A short solo of choice (max. 2 minutes). For Double Bass, a concerto exposition is preferred.
- Orchestral excerpts for your instrument:
If you missed the August 11 deadline, please go ahead and fill the form anyways.
Please fill out the form in the link below for an audition slot by Tuesday, August
11. Once we have received your form, an audition time will be assigned to you which
will be emailed and posted on the orchestra bulletin board near the practice rooms
(room 119) on the first floor on Monday, August 16th.
AUDITION SIGN UP FORM
Strings — University String Orchestra
The String Orchestra is open to all Texas Tech students independently of your major!
Our first rehearsal will be held on Thursday, August 26, in the Band Hall, room 011 (basement) of the School of Music.
Everyone is absolutely welcome to this rehearsal.
There will be an informal placement audition over the subsequent rehearsals - more information will be given on the first rehearsal.
People who cannot make the first rehearsal are not at all barred from joining, and are welcome to get in touch by email to firstname.lastname@example.org