Non-Music Major Auditions

Students interested in being involved in the University of Arkansas Bands Program that are NOT planning to major in music will audition for band directors and should be prepared to perform two excerpts of contrasting styles (two to three minutes each), the chromatic and all major scales from memory, and sight-reading. 

Non-Major Audition Dates

  • Friday, February 2, 2018
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Saturday, March 10, 2018
  • Friday, March 30, 2018
  • Friday, April 20, 2018 (No percussion auditions)

2018 University of Arkansas Bands Audition Application

Percussion Audition Information

Students should be prepared to play two separate auditions. The preliminary audition will take place during the scheduled non-music major audition dates. For the preliminary audition students should prepare either their All-State or All-District audition material or appropriate solo literature that will showcase their technical and musical skills. Out of state students may audition via video (DVD or private YouTube video) although a live audition is preferred.

The Preliminary Audition will consist of scales, rudiments and sight-reading, and prepared solos on all of the following instruments: Concert Snare Drum, Marimba (four mallet solos encouraged but not required), and Timpani.

The Second Round Audition will be held on the University of Arkansas Campus in Fayetteville. Following the Preliminary Audition students will receive information regarding how to access the audition materials for the Second Round Audition from the band’s web site.