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Wind Symphony Auditions

I. Contact Dr. Stephen Kerr by email prior to your audition with your name, instrument, and the semester you plan to enroll in the Liberty University Wind Symphony.

 

II. Prepare your music and video.

 

A.  Download audition application, and the appropriate music for your video. Auditions must be for the instruments represented in the audition music below. If you do not see your instrument and have questions, please email the director, Dr. Stephen Kerr at spkerr@liberty.edu.

Audition Application

Audition Application

Audition Music
Do not memorize.  Download pages for your instrument and prepare.

B.  Shoot your video.  While your video must be in ‘one take’ for each page, you can make as many videos as you like and just send us your best take—only one version, please.  You can use any means of recording the video that you like.  The product will be uploaded by you to YouTube per the instructions in “III. Send.”

 

III. Send us your finished video and application.

Upload the finished video to YouTube as a private, or offline video. By doing this no one can see the video with the exception of whoever has access to the link. Copy the link for your video and email it Dr. Stephen Kerr, Director of Bands, at spkerr@liberty.edu, and to Dr. Stephen Muller, Associate Dean, at swmuller@liberty.edu.  We will correspond with you soon after with information about acceptance into the Liberty University Wind Symphony.

 

Students may only submit one video. If you are not selected during the audition process to participate in the Wind Symphony and wish to discuss your audition further please contact Dr. Muller.

To create a YouTube Account & Uploading Your Video:

 

1. To begin, click “Sign In” on the YouTube homepage in the upper right corner.

2. Select the option to “Create An Account”

3. You will need to establish a Google account, if you already have a google email you can use that email as your username.

4. Fill in the required information to finalize your YouTube account.

5. Once your account has been set up and you are logged in, select the “Upload” Button on the YouTube home page, located to the right of the search engine.

6. Select the Arrow to upload your video.

A drop-down menu with options to make the video Public, Unlisted, or Private is shown. Select the option for UNLISTED (This ensures only those who have the link can view the video).

7. Title the video with your Name (i.e. John Smith Wind Symphony Audition)

8. Send in the link to your video, and include your completed application, via email to Dr. Kerr at spkerr@liberty.edu and Dr. Muller at swmuller@liberty.edu.

Thank you for your interest in the Liberty University Wind Symphony!


Mothership Solo Auditions

1.  Download the appropriate music for your video.

Audition Music
Prepare to playback the background file while you record your solo.
Mothership Solo 1
Mothership Solo 2
Mothership Solo 3
Mothership Solo 4

 

2.  Shoot your video.  While your video must be in ‘one take’ for each page, you can make as many videos as you like and just send us your best take—only one version, please.  You can use any means of recording the video that you like.  The product will be uploaded by you to YouTube per the instructions in “III. Step Three.”

 

3.  Send me your finished video.
Upload the finished video to YouTube as an UNLISTED video. By doing this no one can see the video with the exception of whoever has access to the link. Copy the link for your video and email it to Dr. Stephen Kerr at spkerr@liberty.edu.

 

To create a YouTube Account & Uploading Your Video:

1. To begin, click “Sign In” on the YouTube homepage in the upper right corner.

2. Select the option to “Create An Account”

3. You will need to establish a Google account, if you already have a google email you can use that email as your username.

4. Fill in the required information to finalize your YouTube account.

5. Once your account has been set up and you are logged in, select the “Upload” Button on the YouTube home page, located to the right of the search engine.

6. Select the Arrow to upload your video.

A drop-down menu with options to make the video Public, Unlisted, or Private is shown. Select the option for UNLISTED (This ensures only those who have the link can view the video).

7. Title the video with your Name (i.e. John Smith MOTHERSHIP SOLO Audition)

8. Send in the link to your video via email to Dr. Kerr at spkerr@liberty.edu.