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Latin Music Ensemble Auditions Fall 2022

Latin Music Ensembles are open to any Texas State student by audition. Please follow the instructions below

Texas State Fall 2022 Mariachi Ensemble Audition Criteria

Auditions will be held in person on Sunday, August 21st at the Texas State School of Music Building. Time & Room: TBA 

Please sign up for a time slot by following this Link (coming soon)

Violines, you will be asked to play: 

  1. from the beginning of “El cuatro” up to rehearsal no.17. 
  2. one 3-octave scales from one of the following keys (C, G, D, & A major) 
  3. prepare an excerpt of a vocal piece at your discretion. 
  4. a sight-reading excerpt on the day of auditions. 

 

 Trompetas, you will be asked to play: 

  1. from the beginning of “El cuatro” up to rehearsal no.22 
  2. a 2-octave scale in the keys of (G, A, Bb major – concert pitch). 
  3. prepare an excerpt of a vocal piece at your discretion. 
  4. a sight-reading excerpt on the day of auditions. 

 

Armonias, you will be asked to play: 

  1. from the beginning of “El cuatro” up to rehearsal no.30. 
  2. diatonic chords from two of the following keys (Bb, F, C, G, D, A, & E major) 
  3. prepare an excerpt of a vocal piece at your discretion. 
  4. a sight-reading excerpt on the day of auditions. 

 

 Guitarrónes, you will be asked to play: 

  1. from the beginning of “El cuatro” up to rehearsal no.30. 
  2. major scales from two of the following keys (Bb, F, C, G, D, A, & E major) 
  3. prepare an excerpt of a vocal piece at your discretion. 
  4. a sight-reading excerpt on the day of auditions.


 

Arpas, you will be asked to play: 

  1. from the beginning of “El cuatro” up to rehearsal no.30. 
  2. diatonic scales, in both hands, in any inversion from two of the following keys (Bb, F, C, G, D, A, & E major) 
  3. prepare an excerpt of a vocal piece at your discretion. 
  4. a sight-reading excerpt on the day of auditions. 


Mariachi Ensemble Audition ResultsWill be announced via email no later than Monday, January 22

 

Vihuela (JPEG, 1 MB)
Volin (JPEG, 1 MB)
Trumpet (JPEG, 1 MB)
Guitarron (JPEG, 1 MB)

Fall 2022 Salsa Auditions Process

 

Auditions will be by video submission. Please upload your musical performance video to YouTube as unlisted. Send all links in one email to jrr249@txstate.edu. All video audition submissions must be received by Sunday August 21st.

 

Salsa del Rio audition musical selection (Violins and flutes are welcome to audition)

- Bien Sabroso 

 

Orquesta del Rio audition musical selection

- Sonaremos el Tambor

 

Salsa Audition Files

Download the appropriate file according to the instructions above. 

Singers, select and perform two songs in contrasting styles (Salsa and cumbia, merengue and bolero etc)

If part isn't available:

Alto Sax, utilize baritone sax part for audition

Tenor Sax, utilize 2nd trumpet part for audition

Percussionists, utilize 1st trumpet or/and piano as guide for audition 

Bien Sabroso

Sonaremos el Tambo