Ensemble Auditions

Welcome to the Spring 2024 semester for bands and orchestras at SDSU! 

For specific questions on auditions, contact the appropriate ensemble director:
Dr. Kitelinger (Director of Bands)
Prof. Gerdes (Director of Orchestral Studies)
Auditions for Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra will be held IN PERSON. Details are listed below.
**Auditions are held during the first week of classes. Specific Dates/Times and Sign Ups will be available in the beginning of January.**

First Rehearsals:

  1. All ensembles will meet during the first week of classes after the first two days of auditions:
  2. Specific Dates will be added after the New Year


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)

View Instrument Audition Excerpts