INTRUMENTAL/COLOR GUARD AUDITONS and SCHOLARSHIPS
Auditions for instrumentalists and color guard are held during the Spring semester for the following Fall. Auditions may be scheduled by appointment or on a mass audition date.
At Blinn College we are fortunate to be able to offer scholarships to students that wish to participate in music regardless of major. They can be valued up to $1500 (this top amount typically is able to cover full-tuition) per semester. They are awarded based on musical ability and the recommendation of a high school band director. Auditioning for the music program will also serve as your scholarship audition.
Please submit your recommendation form along with your Music Audition Data Form prior to your audition. All forms should be submitted via email to Larry Campbell.
To schedule an audition or receive more information please contact:
Wind players should prepare one or two solos or etudes (UIL solos, All-Region music, etc.), which demonstrate technical facility as well as lyrical, expressive playing. Sight-reading and/or major scales may be requested. An accompanist is not necessary. Music may be used.
Auditions for percussion are by arrangement only. Please contact Dr. Sarah Burke to schedule an audition. Please prepare the following:
one concert etude (All-region music, Cirone, Peters, Goldenberg,etc.)
If you feel rudimental playing is a strong point you may additionally prepare a rudimental solo of your choice.
one 2 mallet solo or etude (All-region music, UIL solo, Goldenberg, etc.)
OPTIONAL, but highly encouraged – one 4 mallet solo (UIL solo, etude - Ford, Davila, Zivkovic, etc.)
OPTIONAL, but highly encouraged – one timpani selection (All-Region music, UIL solo, etude – Goodman, Peters, Carroll)
You will be asked to sightread on both snare drum and mallet instruments.
Auditions for color guard are by arrangement only. Please contact Harry Blake to schedule an audition. Individuals must prepare a routine to music of their choosing to demonstrate abilities. Individuals should be in good physical condition.
Please contact John Dujka for more information.