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Concert Band Auditions: August 18, 20 & 25

Posted Aug. 7, 2014

The Kent State University at Stark Music Department announces auditions for the Kent State Stark Concert Band. Three audition dates are scheduled to be held on Monday, Aug. 18 from 6-8 p.m. in room 101; Wednesday, Aug. 20 from 6-8 p.m. in room 101; and Monday, Aug. 25 from 6-8 p.m. in room 119. Auditions will take place in Fine Arts Building on the Stark Campus, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township.
 
To schedule an audition, e-mail Concert Band Director Thomas Holliday at thollid3@kent.edu..  
 
The Kent State Stark Concert Band is a 28-year-old, award-winning ensemble, comprised of KSU Stark students, Stark Campus faculty, community musicians, students from neighboring universities, and  talented high school students.
 
Applicants with wind instruments are expected to perform Major scales as per OMEA Solo and Ensemble Event Class B requirements for your instrument, from memory, and a chromatic scale starting on lowest comfortable note and ascending to most comfortable upper note.:Solo from Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Class A or B List OR 2 contrasting etudes (1 fast/ 1 slow) selected from a level appropriate method book (ex. Rubank Advanced Studies book I or II, Rubank Selected Studies Book I or II, or similar) that demonstrates both technical and musical ability. Sight-reading is also required during the audition.
 
Percussion applicants will be interviewed during their scheduled audition time. The performance audition will take place at the first rehearsal. The applicants must demonstrate their ability on various percussion instruments. At the conclusion of the rehearsal, applicants will be notified if they have been accepted into the Kent State Stark Concert Band.