ISYM Auditions

Most ISYM programs require participants to perform an audition on the first day; however, the following programs do NOT have an audition: - Pre-College String Chamber (refer to welcome letter below for more information) - Rock Band - Hip-Hop The audition determines placement of students within the large ensembles and for the pre-college programs, it serves as an assessment that determines solo and chamber ensemble repertoire. Audition material varies by program and may include sight-reading. Some of the material is available for download below. BE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN TO FIND THE MATERIALS FOR YOUR SELECTED PROGRAM.

Audition Procedure

1. Before arriving at ISYM, look up and prepare your ISYM audition music (see below).

2. On the opening Sunday of your program, arrive at ISR between 9:00-11:00 to register for ISYM.

3. When students go through the registration line, they will receive and audition time and location. This assigned time will allow the participant a chance to warm up before the audition.

4. Warm up in ISR Lower Level dining room before assigned audition time.

5. Report to your audition room at the assigned time. Most auditions will conclude before noon.

6. Audition results will be posted before the first rehearsals and meetings at 3:00 pm on opening Sunday. Students can grab lunch, take a campus tour with their floor, and finish moving in to their dorms before these results are posted.

Late Audition Procedure

ISYM can make arrangements for late auditions. If you plan on arriving after 11:00 am on the opening Sunday of your program, please contact us ahead of time at isym@illinois.edu and we can make arrangements for a late audition. Students who are late due to unforseen circumstances will also be granted a late audition. Call the ISYM counseling office if you are running late and we will make arrangements for a late audition.

Audition Music

Pre-College Programs - scroll down for Band, Chorus, Orchestra, Jazz, and other programs

Black Chorus Information
Clarinet Week Letter
Composition/Electronic Music Letter
Flute Week Letter
Horn Week Letter
Musical Theatre Letter
Oboe and Bassoon Week Letter
Percussion Week Letter
Piano (All Sessions) Letter
Rock Band/Song Writing
Saxophone Week
String Chamber Music Week
Trombone Week
Trumpet Week Letter

Tuba Euphonium Week


SENIOR Bands
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
Bari Sax

Cornet/Trumpet
French Horn
Bass Trombone
Tenor Trombone
Baritone Treble Clef
Baritone Bass Clef
Tuba
Percussion

JUNIOR Bands
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
Bari Sax

Cornet Trumpet
French Horn
Trombone
Baritone Treble Clef
Baritone Bass Clef
Tuba
Percussion

JUNIOR and SENIOR Chorus

SENIOR Orchestra - Strings

Violin
Viola
Cello
Double bass
Harp

JUNIOR Orchestra - Strings
Violin
Viola
Cello
Double bass

Junior and Senior Jazz - Jazz participants should prepare the below music. Audition music is the same for both junior and senior jazz programs.
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
Bari Sax

Trumpet
Trombone
Bass Trombone
Piano
Guitar
Electric and Upright Bass
Drums