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Western Oregon Symphony

Under the baton of Dr. Ike Nail, the Western Oregon Symphony is open by audition to all interested students, faculty and members of the community. There are generally 3 concerts each year featuring repertoire from the Baroque through the 20th century. Students and guests are frequently invited to play solo works. The Orchestra also participates in the performance of large-scale choral/orchestral works as well as opera and musicals. 

Director: Dr. Ike Nail

naili@wou.edu | 503-838-8341

Rehearsal Schedule

  • FULL ORCHESTRA: Monday 5:30-7:00
  • STRINGS ALONE: Wednesday 5:30-7:00
  • BRASS ALONE: Monday 4:00-5:20
  • WOODWINDS ALONE: Wednesday 4:00-5:20

Audition Policy

  • WINDS
  • PERCUSSION
  • STRINGS
  • OFF-CAMPUS AUDITION

  1. Chromatic scale for your normal playing range
  2. Concert F and Gb major scales two octaves
  3. Approximately five minutes of any piece that shows off your playing

OR

  1. each of the WIBC audition selections for your instrument available at Bandworld
  2. Some simple sight reading or rhythm counting

  1. Two octave chromatic scale
  2. Concert F and Gb major scales two octaves

OR (if you do not play mallets)

  1. Rudimental long roll, open­close­open and orchestral long roll pp – FF – pp
  2. Paradiddles, flam accents, flamacues and ratamacues open­close­open
  3. Approximately five minutes of any piece that shows off your playing

OR

  1. Each of the WIBC audition selections for your instrument available at Bandworld
  2. Some simple sight reading or rhythm counting

  1. Chromatic scale for your normal playing range
  2. G and A major scales three octaves (two for bass) ­ detache, no vibrato
  3. Approximately five minutes of any piece that shows off your playing

OR

  1. All of “Danny Boy” in any key or register, sustained and lyrical, available in many ranges/keys at Bandworld
  2. Some simple sight reading or rhythm counting

An audition may be submitted via audio or video recording (video is preferred). Audio or video files may be posted to YouTube, Dropbox, or other online location. Send link(s) via email to Dr. Ike Nail.

Alternately, recordings may be burned to CD/DVD and mailed to: Dr. Ike Nail, Director; Western Oregon Symphony & Western Oregon Winds; 102 Smith Hall; Western Oregon University; 345 Monmouth Ave; Monmouth OR 97361

 

Sample Programs

Video

 

CONTACT US

Music Department

503-838-8275 | or e-mail: music@wou.edu | Location: Smith Hall