Fall 2021 Auditions excerpts for Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band

(Percussion and Jazz Ensemble participants will audition separately)

Saturday September 11th

New violins and violas: 5:00-5:48pm, Harper Hall
New Cellos: 6:30-7:24pm, Harper Hall

Sunday, Sept. 12:

New Brass and Woodwinds: 9:00am-12:00pm, Shattuck 156 and 163
Returning Brass and Woodwinds: 12:00pm-8:00pm
Returning violins: 9:00am-12:18pm, Harper Hall
New and returning basses: 1:00-2:06pm, Harper Hall
Returning violas: 5:00-6:55pm, Harper Hall
Returning cellos: 7:30-9:24pm Harper Hall

Auditions will be 5-6 minutes in length. Teachers have selected audition excerpts and you will find them below. If you have any questions regarding excerpts, please contact your studio teacher. Conductors reserve the right to request sight-reading with all auditioning students. Returning students should also be prepared to audition behind a screen.

Upon your arrival at school, please sign up for an audition time. Sheets will be at the conservatory office during welcome week and then will be posted to the Orchestra board (Strings) or Wind Band board (Woodwinds/brass), located by room Shattuck 163 and behind the main office in the Conservatory office building respectively. Time slots will be available on a first come/first served basis. Please sign up in order and do not leave any time slots empty. 

We encourage all non-music majors to audition for any ensemble. (Students who are NOT music music majors and would like to audition for Symphonic Band ONLY may prepare an etude or solo of their choice rather than the excerpts on the printed audition list. 

PLEASE EMAIL QUESTIONS TO: conservatory@lawrence.edu


If there is more than one link for an instrument, you may need all of them.

Excerpts for 2022-2023 school year will be available Summer of 2022.

Flute: 2021 Materials (PDF)

Bass Trombone: 2021 Materials (PDF)

Clarinet: 2021 Materials (PDF) Euphonium: 2021 Materials (PDF)
Oboe: 2021 Materials (PDF) Tuba: 2021 Materials (PDF)
Saxophone: 2021 Materials (PDF) Violin: 2021 Materials (PDF)
Bassoon: 2021 Materials (PDF) Viola: 2021 Materials (PDF)
Trumpet: 2021 Preferred (PDF), Alternate (PDF) Cello: 2021 Materials (PDF)
Horn2021 2021 Materials (PDF) Bass: 2021 Materials (PDF)
Tenor Trombone: 2021 Materials (PDF) Percussion: Refer to the percussion audition webpage