Symphonic Band & Symphony Orchestra

Ensemble membership is open to all Furman students, both majors and non-majors, but is required for students awarded a music scholarship on a Brass, Woodwind or Percussion instrument. Yes, non-majors welcome! The audition places you in consideration for a seat in the Furman Symphonic Band and the Furman Symphony Orchestra. 

Audition dates/times

Sunday - 8/25
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm - HORNS (12ish)
5: 45 pm - 6:45 pm - SAXOPHONES (7)

Monday - 8/26 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm - CLARINETS (13)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - TRUMPETS
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - LOW BRASS (13)
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm - OBOES (4)

Monday - 9/2 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - FLUTES (7)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - PERCUSSION

Tuesday - 9/3 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm - BASSOONS

Your audition, using the excerpts below, will seat the Symphonic Band personnel for fall term 2019 and determine the wind / percussion sections for the Symphony Orchestra. If you are also in Marching Band, this audition is different from the brief marching audition that takes place during pre-season camp.

Personnel / Seating results will be based on the following criteria
    1. The results of the audition.
    2. Past experience and performance in the ensemble program.
    3. Educational value for the individual student.
    4. Availability due to academic schedule.


Your audition will consist of:
  1. Excerpts posted below. (Select your instrument)
  2. Sight-reading of a brief passage.
  3. No Scales
Questions? Contact Dr. Samuels at or 864-294-3193. The band student staff office is 864-294-3069.

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