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Bands & Orchestra Auditions

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Welcome to the Fall 2022 semester at SDSU! We are excited to be back in person this semester with full ensemble rehearsals and performances. We can’t wait to see you again!

Dr. Kitelinger (Director of Bands) – .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Prof. Gerdes (Director of Orchestral Studies) – .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)




Auditions for Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra will be held IN PERSON. Details are listed below.

Audition Sign-Up:

Audition sign ups will be available on the signup genius link below:

First Rehearsals:

All ensembles will meet during the first week of classes after the first two days of auditions:

Symphony Orchestra – Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Chamber Orchestra – Thursday, August 25, 2022
Symphonic Band – Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Wind Symphony – Thursday, August 25, 2022
Concert Band – Thursday, August 25, 2022


You can sign up for ensembles as soon as your registration is available. If you are placed in a different ensemble after your audition, you can change at that time up until the end of the add/drop deadline. 


We have performances on the calendar for the Fall semester. Details will be available in the syllabus during the initial rehearsals of the semester.

Audition Music:

(click your instrument to download a pdf of the audition material)

Prescribed excerpts are posted below. Music majors, please prepare the prescribed excerpts. Non-music majors and non-music minors may elect to prepare a solo of their choice instead of the below excerpts. (ALL MUSIC MAJORS AND MINORS must prepare the excerpts below)