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About the Symphonic Winds and Concert Band

The Symphonic Winds is the premiere performing ensemble in the Auburn University Band Program. Conducted by the Director of Bands, Dr. Rick Good, membership is by audition and is open to any Auburn student. Scholarship money is also available for some students who are selected for the band. The band rehearses three hours per week during fall semester and five hours per week during spring semester.

The Concert Band, conducted by the Associate Director of Bands, Dr. Corey Spurlin, is the second performing ensemble of the Auburn University Band Department. The group is open by audition to any Auburn student with high school band experience. The ensemble performs two concerts during the spring semester, with each program consisting of a variety of traditional and contemporary band literature. The concert band rehearses four times per week during spring semester with one hour of academic credit awarded for participation. This credit may be used as an elective in any curriculum.

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The deadline for auditions has been extended to August 15th

How to Join

Symphonic Winds and Concert Band auditions are held preceeding each semester. All auditions (Woodwind and Brass) consist of the following:

  • Major Scales - assigned per instrument and performed in two octaves (required).
  • Prepared Selection - made available on this website.

Percussion will audition with only the provided etudes.

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Registration

To Register for the Auburn University Symphonic Winds and Concert Band Auditions Fall 2022, First create an account on HeartOut.io. After you have created an account, on your contestant panel you will see a field - "Enter your contest code". Type in the Invitation Code for our event (AU22FALL) and click Register. Fill in all the required fields and click Register.

To find the codes necessary to audition on HeartOut, click Open on the event in your Contestant panel. Under your registration info you will see your ID number - a unique code specific to your registration.

Auditioning on the HeartOut App

Download the HeartOut app on any phone (IOS or Android), login with the account you created on the website, click on "New Audition", and use the Invitation Code (AU22FALL) and the ID number (unique to your registration) while you follow the instructions in the Tutorial Video below to record and submit an audition on the HeartOut app.

Click here to watch a short video tutorial - How to Audition on the HeartOut app

AUDITION WINDOW: Remember, the codes will only work during the Audition window: July 15th, 2022 - 12:00am to August 15th, 2022 - 11:59pm.

RECORDING TEST: Type your codes in the app and click on the pending audition created. On your audition page, you will be able to "Try a Recording Test" to check your positioning in the frame, the distance from the device for best audio clarity, and more. You can do as many recording tests as you want; they do not get saved and they do not count towards your 4 recording opportunities.

RECORDING YOUR AUDITION: You will have to perform your repertoire in one take just like you would in a live setting - once you click on "New audition" and start recording you have to perform all scales and pieces back to back in the same recording. You will have 4 recording opportunities for your audition. When you are done, watch your audition videos, select the best take, and submit your audition. When recording your audition, do no introduce yourself for speak. Please play your audition in this order Scale 1, Scale 2, Scale 3, Lyrical Etude, Technical Etude; percussion auditions should go in order of the PDF. Please play the entire audition in one video. You will not be able to go back and edit your video.

IMPORTANT! Auditions on the HeartOut app are recorded under the same conditions as a live performance - no option to pause the recording or edit the audition video. Simply start recording and play your HeartOut! 

For questions regarding the auditions or the audition process, please email Chase Moore.

Audition Music

Scales

Instrument Scale 1 Scale 2 Chromatic
Flute Concert Eb Major Concert A Major Full Range
Oboe Concert F Major Concert D Major Full Range
Bassoon Cocnert C Major Concert D Major Full Range
Bb Clarinet Concert Eb Major Concert D Major Full Range
Bass Clarinet Concert Eb Major Concert D Major Full Range
Contra Bass Clarinet Concert Eb Major Concert D Major Full Range
Alto Saxophone Concert Ab Major Concert G Major Full Range
Tenor Saxophone Concert Ab Major Concert G Major Full Range
Baritone Saxophone Concert Ab Major Concert G Major Full Range
Trumpet Concert C Major Concert Gb Major Full Range
Horn Concert C Major Concert Gb Major Full Range
Trombone Concert C Major Concert Gb Major Full Range
Euphonium Concert C Major Concert Gb Major Full Range
Tuba Concert C Major Concert Gb Major Full Range

Credit

One hour credit is available for participation in any of our concert groups. This credit may be used as an elective in any curriculum.

Cost

Members of the Symphonic Winds and Concert Band supply their own formal attire for concerts. There is no other cost except tuition. Band members do NO fund raising.

Directors

Director of Bands, Dr. Rick Good
Associate Director of Bands, Dr. Corey Spurlin

Contact

AUBURN UNIVERSITY BANDS
132 Goodwin Music Building
Auburn University, AL 36849-5421
Phone: (334) 844-4166
Fax: (334) 844-3170
E-mail: band@auburn.edu


Last Updated: 08/10/2022