Contact us to schedule an audition for your school or for a personal audition:

Dr. Zachery at ttzachery@pvamu.edu
Phone: 936-261-3315 (Ask to speak with Mrs. Jeffery)            

1. Brass and Percussion:
          When the student enters the room, he/she will be asked to perform:

  • Two prepared exercises for their instrument(s) One Lyrical and One Technical. Student will determine tempi. (Brass Players should pick a piece that demonstrates their full range and flexibility).

  • A chromatic scale covering the range for their instrument. The scale will be performed in even sixteenth notes at a minimum tempo of MM quarter note = 120. The scale will be tongued ascending (up) and slurred descending (down). Scale is to be memorized.

  • Twelve major scales and Arpeggios, (in 2 minutes or less) from memory, at a minimum tempo of MM quarter note = 120. Scales are to be performed a minimum of 2 octaves where possible. Students who wish to play a 3rd octave may do so. All scales must be performed within the allotted time frame. Scales must be performed in complete octaves. The scale will be tongued ascending (up) and slurred descending (down) where applicable. Scales will be performed in the Circle of 4ths, starting with the concert key of: F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, B, E, A, D, G, C.

  • A short sight-reading exercise to demonstrate the students reading ability. The student will have thirty seconds to study the piece before playing it. (Percussionists must audition on two instruments - snare, xylophone or timpani. Sight-reading will be required for Percussion as well).

 

    2. Woodwinds:
         When the student enters the room, he/she will be asked to perform:

  • Two prepared exercises for their instrument(s) One Lyrical and One Technical. Student will determine tempi. (Special Consideration will be given for Tone/Expressiveness)

  • A chromatic scale covering the range for their instrument. The scale will be performed in even sixteenth notes at a minimum tempo of MM quarter note = 120. The scale will be tongued ascending (up) and slurred descending (down). Scale is to be memorized.

  • Twelve major and Arpeggios, (in 2 minutes or less) from memory, complete with arpeggios, at a minimum tempo of MM quarter note = 120. Scales are to be performed a minimum of 2 octaves where possible. Students who wish to play a 3rd octave may do so. All scales must be performed within the allotted time frame. Scales must be performed in complete octaves. The scale will be tongued ascending (up) and slurred descending (down). Scales will be performed in the Circle of 4ths, starting with the concert key of: F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, B, E, A, D, G, C.

  • A short sight-reading exercise to demonstrate the students reading ability. The student will have thirty seconds to study the piece before playing it.

   

     3. Flag Corp:

  • Must have experience with twirling.

  • Must be able to learn routines in a timely fashion.

  • Must have prepared routine.

 

     4. Black Foxes:

  • Contact the main office for more information (936) 261-3315.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS