State University Band Conducting Staff
- Dr. David M. Booth, Director of Bands, Music Director & Conductor, Wind Symphony & Chamber Players
- Dr. Shelley M. Jagow, Associate Director of Bands, Music Director & Conductor, Symphonic Band
- Mr. Sean Kelley, Director, Concert Band
- Dr. Gretchen McNamara, Director, Jazz Band
- Mr. Aaron Jacobs, Director, Varsity Pep Band
As a major component of a balanced curriculum of music performance, applied music, music history, music theory, and music education, the Department of Music offers a wide range of performing ensembles. These ensembles are open to all students at the university, regardless of major, and, in some cases, to community members.
Audition Music and Instructions for 2013/2014 Band Auditions
Below are links to the various instrument parts for the 2013/2014 Band Auditions. Please print your part and read all included infromation:
|General information and cover letter ALL STUDENTS must print|
|Bassoon||Alto Saxophone||Trumpet||Trombone (excerpt updated 6/18/13; use new excerpt)|
|Horn (excerpt updated 6/19/13; use new excerpt)||Euphonium||Tuba||Percussion
All above links are to .pdf documents.
Band Ensembles:Wind Symphony
The Department's premiere wind band, this ensemble performs original compositions and transcriptions for band and wind ensembles. Audition required.
Exploration of performance repertoire composed expressly for small wind ensemble. Works by such composers as Mozart, Strauss, Dvorak, Beethoven, and Stravinsky. Consent of conductor and student's applied instructor required.
Performs band music of all styles. Open to all students with an audition.
Performs band music of all styles. Open to all students without an audition.
Performs jazz, rock, and contemporary music at all home basketball games and for other campus activities. Audition required.
A jazz performance-oriented group. Students learn elements of ensemble execution, professionalism, jazz history, jazz styles, and jazz improvisation. Audition required.
view the Music Event Calendar