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OU Bands Audition Information

The OU Band department holds auditions for large ensembles and "The Pride of Oklahoma" marching band. When auditions are approaching, additional information will be available below.

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Spring 2020 Large Ensemble Auditions

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For all Winds and Percussion (Symphony Orchestra / Wind Symphony / Symphony Band)

If you have any questions, you may contact Dr. Shanti Simon at shanti.simon@ou.edu.

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  • Music Majors and Minors must perform the prescribed repertoire
  • Non-Music Majors/Minors
    • Non-percussion: You may perform the prescribed repertoire, or select any two etudes of contrasting style that you feel best showcases your talents.
    • Percussion: Select one of the following options
      • One etude or excerpt from a solo on either snare drum or marimba
      • The snare drum and keyboard selections from the Percussion repertoire below

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  1. Prepare your audition!
  2. Complete the online audition form below with contact information and any unchangeable class conflicts with a large ensemble.
    • This is not an ensemble preference selection.
  3. Percussionists will need to sign up for an audition time on the Percussion Studio Bulletin Board.
    • All others will be assigned a time, within the time frame indicated below for your instrument.
  4. Email shanti.simon@ou.edu if you have a conflict with the audition time.
  5. Results will be posted on the band and orchestra bulletin boards throughout the first week of classes.

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InstrumentDate/TimeAudition Room
Warm-Up Room
Panel
Saxophone
Sat, Aug 17
9am - 10:30am
Pitman HallDressing RoomsNichol, Hancock
FluteSat, Aug 17
9am - 10:30am
Sharp Hall
Dressing RoomsWatts, Simon, Shames
Trumpet
Sat, Aug 17
11am - 12:30pm
Sharp HallDressing RoomsSievers, Hancock, Shames
HornSat, Aug 17
11am - 12:30pm
Pitman HallDressing RoomsMatlick, Simon
Trombone
Sun, Aug 18
9am - 10:30am
Sharp HallDressing RoomsWagner, Simon, Wolfe, Shames
Clarinet FamilySun, Aug 18
9am - 10:30am
Pitman HallDressing RoomsTirk, Britt, Hancock
Tuba/EuphoniumSun, Aug 18
11am - 12:30pm
Sharp HallDressing RoomsDobbins, Simon, Wolfe
PercussionSun, Aug 18
10:30am - 12:30pm
Percussion Studio
Percussion StudioRichardson, Britt, Hancock
BassoonMon, Aug 19
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Sharp HallDressing RoomsAckmann, Simon, Wolfe
OboeMon, Aug 19
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Pitman HallDressing RoomsSchwartz, Hancock, Shames

Auditions will take place Dec 2-4, depending on your instrument. You will need to register for an audition using the form in the next section.

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You will need to register for an audition using the form linked below. The registration form must be completed by 5pm the day prior to your audition. The registration form will include contact information and any unchangeable class conflicts with a large ensemble. This is not an ensemble preference selection.

  • Percussion only: you will also need to sign up for an audition time on the Percussion Studio Bulletin Board.

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OU Band Scholarships

The OU Band provides non-major scholarhsips to students who:

  • Want to participate in a large ensemble during in college (The Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band, Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, or Concert Band)
  • Would like to be considered for a band scholarship
  • Are planning to major in a field of study other than music

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for an OU Bands non-major scholarship! 

Scholarship funds are awarded to band students on the basis of individual achievements for educational experiences at the University of Oklahoma.

Once a scholarship is received the student may retain the award by following the criteria below:

  • Participate in a large ensemble during the fall and spring semesters: Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, Concert Band, and/or Pride of Oklahoma.
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA

Questions? Contact Brian Wolfe, Audition Coordinator via email or at 405-325-3394.