Audition Advice | Kent State University

Audition Advice

It is our desire for every potential member to perform a strong audition that demonstrates his or her musical and technical range.  The excerpts, scales, exercises, etc. that are used in the KSUMGF audition reflect the musical and technical level that is expected of band members for them to be successful.  While these materials are not the most difficult exercises to perform, they are also difficult enough that for most students, a minimum of 30 hours of effective practice is needed to prepare the materials at the highest level.  All research overwhelmingly suggests that successful auditions are based on Planning the Work and Working the Plan over an extended period of time as opposed to trying to cram preparation in at the last minute.  To help you prepare the best audition possible, please consider the following tips: