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Questions? Please contact Dr. Paula Holcomb, Director of Bands

One need not be a music major to audition for any ensemble. 

All Music Majors enrolled in curricular lessons are required to audition for ensemble placement.

Concert Attire for Bands:

Professional standards. Learn how to dress appropriately so you are prepared for the professional world.

Option One: Black tuxedo, white shirt, black bow tie, long, black socks and black dress shoes.

Option Two: Long (floor length or tea length) black skirt, black full-leg dress pants (no denim), long sleeves to the wrist, or a black dress meeting all specifications. No skinny leg pants. Long-sleeved black blouse/shirt or jacket. Simple jewelry. Full length dress meeting all of the above specifications is acceptable but no slits beyond mid-calf. (No décolletage, bare shoulders or necklines.) Black/off-black hose, black dress shoes, simple jewelry. Material must be opaque. Equal to a tux in quality.

All: Professional level required at all performances

Instrumental Auditions (Non-string)


Audition Schedule:
(sign-up form will be live after August 10)

Friday, August 23
1:00  Horns
2:45  Trumpets
4:45  Euphoniums
5:00  Tubas
7:00  Clarinets

Saturday, August 24

9:30  Oboes
10:15 Flutes/sites/default/files/section/academics/school-music/music/_files/ensemble_auditions/2024_fall/R%20%26%20J.pdf
12:30  Bassoons
2:00  Saxophones

Sunday, August 25
9:30  Trombones
12:00 Harps
1:00  Percussion

Trombone: Bass, Tenor
Harp (1, 2)

  • Auditions - King Concert Hall in Rockefeller Arts Center - enter through the connector between Mason and King, go through the connector double doors straight ahead to the double doors, walk straight backstage.
  • Only two people in the backstage area prior to auditioning and leave immediately after you play.
  • No talking backstage.
  • There will be three “stations" for you to play behind a screen.  Someone will let you know which station to use when you enter for your audition.  This will provide time for the aerosols to clear as we rotate the stations.
  • PLEASE NOTE: The audition schedule is subject to change. Please re-confirm with studio teachers and the website the week of auditions.

School of Music Office

  • Mason Hall State University of New York at Fredonia Fredonia, NY 14063

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