Auditions for the 2019–20 season can be scheduled on this website in mid-June 2019.

How to Prepare

Students should prepare approximately 2-3 total minutes of music consisting of two contrasting excerpts (one fast/technical and one slow/lyrical) from the standard solo and/or etude repertoire for their instrument. Selected major and chromatic scales will be asked, and sightreading will be provided.

Percussionists should prepare a solo/etude for two of the following: snare, mallets (2 or 4 mallets), and timpani. Rudiments, scales, and timpani tuning will also be demonstrated.

Students should not use GMEA All-State Band/Orchestra audition materials or orchestral excerpts.

Players should audition on their primary instrument, but may indicate other instruments they play. (e.g. flute and piccolo, Bb and bass clarinet, alto and baritone saxophone, etc.)