Auditions

Auditions for 2018 Tri-State Ensembles will be done by recorded audition and submitted electronically via email to bryan@tristateensembles.com. The deadline for submission is January 8.

Each person submitting an audition recording will need to register prior to submitting the recorded audition. There is a $22 non-refundable audition fee.

Registration will be available soon! Check back often.

Trumpet Ensemble

  • Full Range Chromatic
  • Piece of your choice 1-2 minutes in length. All-State audition music is acceptable.
  • please say your name at the beginning of the recording
  • any questions contact bryan@bryancrisp.com

Brass Quintet Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Tuba

  • full range chromatic
  • Piece of your Choice. Something that displays your strengths and abilities. 1-2 minutes in length. All-State audition music is acceptable!
  • please say your name at the beginning of the recording
  • any questions contact bryan@bryancrisp.com

Clarinet Choir

  • Full Range Chromatic Scale
  • Piece of your choice. Something that displays your strengths and abilities. 1-2 minutes in length. All-State audition music is acceptable!
  • please say your name at the beginning of the recording
  • any questions contact wallisvore@gmail.com

Woodwind Quintet  Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, French Horn

  • Full Range Chromatic Scale
  • Piece of your choice. Something that displays your strengths and abilities. 1-2 minutes in length. All-State audition music is acceptable!
  • please say your name at the beginning of the recording
  • any questions contact wallisvore@gmail.com

Flute Choir

  • Full Range Chromatic Scale
  • Piece of your choice. Something that displays your strengths and abilities. 1-2 minutes in length. All-State audition music is acceptable!
  • please say your name at the beginning of the recording
  • any questions contact jkjiggig@gmail.com

Jazz Combo

  • Prepared piece – any piece of your choice, 1-2 minutes in length
  • 1-2 choruses of improvisation in F Blues
  • please say your name at the beginning of the recording
  • any questions contact isidorerudnick@yahoo.com

Pop/Rock Ensemble

Choose one of the songs below. Please read below for exact direction. Please say your name at the beginning of the recording.

Please learn the parts in one of these songs for your particular instrument or vocal. You will play along with the track for the audition, but really want you to make it your own. We will not be providing exact notation since part of our focus for this ensemble will be listening to all the parts of a song and creating our own unique arrangements. We are using popular songs but we are not trying to be a cover band. Since we will have unique instrumentation our arrangement will need to reflect that. We will also be focusing on creativity and part writing. In real life band applications it is always very important and valuable as a musician to bring creative ideas and parts to the table.

Any specific questions about the pop/rock ensemble audition, please contact Bryan Crisp at bryan@tristateensembles.com.