2020 Audition Requirements

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PLEASE NOTE: This page is for archival purposes.  These excerpts are not the required audition material for the Nov. 2018 auditions/Jan. 2019 Festival.  Current audition requirements can be found here.

Who can audition?

To be eligible to audition for AIJB, students must reside in the State of Illinois, be a 7th or 8th grade student in good standing in their Illinois school band program, and be nominated and registered to audition by their school band director.  AIJB reserves the right to verify student eligibility with local school officials.

Audition Requirements

Download 2020 AIJB Audition Requirements

Woodwinds and Brass

  1. Chromatic Scale (AIJB Scale Sheet: Woodwinds, Brass)
  2. Selected etudes from Rubank Supplementary Studies by R.M. Endresen (Rubank Inc.)

Percussion

  1. Selected Snare, Mallet, and Timpani etudes from More Audition Etudes by Garwood Whaley (Meredith Music)

2020 AIJB Auditions – Required Etudes (Cycle One)

Flute/Piccolo
Rubank Supplementary Studies for Flute – R.M. Endresen

  1. Etude #26, pg. 16 (q=110) [stop on “C” m. 48]
  2. Etude #32, pg. 20 (q=84) [stop at m. 32]
  3. 3 Octave C-C Chromatic Scale (AIJB Scale Sheet)

Oboe
Rubank Supplementary Studies for Saxophone – R.M. Endresen

  1. Etude #26, pg. 15 (q=100) [stop at double bar m. 40]
  2. Etude #31, pg. 18 (q=84)
  3. 2 Octave C-C Chromatic Scale (AIJB Scale Sheet)

Bassoon
Rubank Supplementary Studies for Trombone – R.M. Endresen

  1. Etude #11, pg. 6 (q.=70)
  2. Etude #44, pg. 26 & 27  (q=160)
  3. 2 Octave G-G Chromatic Scale (AIJB Scale Sheet)

Clarinet
Rubank Supplementary Studies for Clarinet – R.M. Endresen

  1. Etude #30, pg. 18 (q=100)
  2. Etude #18, pg. 11 (q=90) [stop at end of moderato]
  3. 3 Octave E-E Chromatic Scale (AIJB Scale Sheet)

Bass Clarinet (transposed copy)
Rubank Supplementary Studies for Tuba – R.M. Endresen

  1. Etude #38, pg. 21 (q=90)
  2. Etude #19, pg. 11 (q.=70)
  3. 2 Octave E-E Chromatic Scale (AIJB Scale Sheet)

Saxophone
Rubank Supplementary Studies for Saxophone – R.M. Endresen

  1. Etude #21, pg. 12 (q. =80) [no D.C.]
  2. Etude #19, pg. 11 (q=80) [stop on “F” m. 33]
  3. Alto & Tenor – 2.5 Octave C-E Chromatic Scale
    Baritone – 2 Octave C-C Chromatic Scale   (AIJB Scale Sheet)

Trumpet
Rubank Supplementary Studies for Trumpet – R.M. Endresen

  1. Etude #33, pg. 24 (q=110) [stop after second double bar at end of Cantabile]
  2. Etude #28, pg. 21 (q=76)
  3. 2 Octave A-A Chromatic Scale (AIJB Scale Sheet)

French Horn
Rubank Supplementary Studies for French Horn – R.M. Endresen

  1. Etude #9, pg. 8 (q=82) [stop at double bar]
  2. Etude #13, pg. 10 & 11 (q=100)
  3. 2 Octave F-F Chromatic Scale (AIJB Scale Sheet)

Trombone/Euphonium
Rubank Supplementary Studies for Trombone – R.M. Endresen

  1. Etude #11, pg. 6 (q.=70)
  2. Etude #44, pg. 26 & 27 (q=160)
  3. 2 Octave G-G Chromatic Scale (AIJB Scale Sheet)

Tuba
Rubank Supplementary Studies for Tuba – R.M. Endresen

  1. Etude #38, pg. 21 (q=90)
  2. Etude #19, pg. 11 (q.=70)
  3. 2 Octave G-G Chromatic Scale (AIJB Scale Sheet)

Percussion
More Audition Etudes – Garwood Whaley

  1. Snare- Etude #5, pg. 13 (q=132)
  2. Mallet – Etude #1, pg. 25 (q=92)
  3. Timpani – Etude #6, pg. 22 (q=112)