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Fall Auditions for the Peabody Preparatory Wind Band 2017 Р2018 season will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017. 

*Scheduling for August auditions will begin on July 1, 2017.

All orchestral auditions should be taken solo, without piano accompaniment.

Winds and Brass

Performance of a solo piece that demonstrates the student’s highest level of achievement and musicality.  The piece should include both a technical and lyrical passage (or two separate solos may be used).  Please bring a copy of the solo(s) for the directors.

Scales:  Concert B-flat, E-flat, F, A-flat, (at least one octave Рwhere possible)
Chromatic scale  (at least one octave)

Percussion

Snare Drum (required)

  1. Demonstrate the following:
    • Long Concert Roll
    • Paradiddles (alternated series)
    • Flams (alternated series)
  2. Solo – at least 32 measures in length.
    Solo must include rolls. Suitable solos can be chosen from book 1 or book 2 of the Standard of Excellence series, Essential Elements series, or Accent on Achievement series (for appropriate instrument). Or an instrument specific method/etude book.

Mallet instrument (bells or xylo)¬†–¬†optional

  1. Demonstrate the following scales (two octaves):
    • B-flat Concert
    • E-flat Concert
    • F Concert
    • Chromatic
  2. Solo at least 24 measures in length.
    Solo must include rolls. Suitable solos can be chosen from book 1 or book 2 of the Standard of Excellence series, Essential Elements series, or Accent on Achievement series (for appropriate instrument). Or an instrument specific method/etude book.

If you have questions about specific solos and if they are appropriate for use, please contact Karen Seward via email klseward77@mac.com.