Faculty/Staff Panel

Student Panel


Student Panel
Faculty/Staff Panel

Instrumental Instruction

Jazz Band

Audition Material

  • Audition material for WIND INSTRUMENTS will be the two selections found below with accompaniment and sightreading. 
  • Audition material for RHYTHM INSTRUMENTS will be the two selections found below with accompaniment and sightreading. 
  • Audition material for PERCUSSION will be the Drum Patterns and sightreading.

Click on the following links for the audition material in PDF format:

Right click on the appropriate accompaniment link and save the audio file to your computer to practice with accompaniment.

Need more information?

Michael McGee
Music Instructor, Jazz Band and Community Wind Band Director
Email: mike.mcgee@snead.edu  
Phone: 256-840-4148
Office: 107 Maze Music Building

Piano & Guitar

Piano Requirements

  • Two contrasting selections from memory are preferred but not required. Pianists may substitute one selection with a sacred arrangement. 
  • At least one major and minor scale in four octaves.
  • Be prepared to sight read a short selection.

Guitar Requirements

  • Students auditioning for a performance scholarship in guitar must prepare the following:
  1. Two octave major scale in any key
  2. Two octave minor scale in any key
  3. One octave harmonic minor scale in any key
  4. One finger style piece (any style)
  5. Be prepared to sight read a short melody in first position
  6. Candidate’s choice piece

Need more information?

Dr. Steven DiBlasi
Music Instructor
Email: sdiblasi@snead.edu
Phone: 256-840-4145
Office: 113 Maze Music Building 

Robert Valentine
Music/Guitar Instructor
Email: S00031719@adjunct.snead.edu    
Office: 116 Maze Music Building 

Ben Davis
Violin Instructor
Email: bdaviscfi@aol.com
Phone: 256-652-5898


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