2023 TMF Orchestra Admissions - University of Houston
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Admissions Info for 2023

Admissions application/audition portal opens December 8, 2022

Submission deadline: Thursday, February 23, 2023

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Recorded Audition Information

The Texas Music Festival Orchestral Institute will accept applications and pre-recorded video auditions online only through our Acceptd application portal.  Applicants who wait to apply until the deadline (11:59 p.m. CST on February 23, 2023) may experience siginificant delays when uploading their audition materials.

PLEASE NOTE: All auditions should be submitted as a single video file (audio-only files not accepted) and must present all audition repertoire in the order listed,  in one continuous and unedited performance. If submitting excerpts on auxiliary instrument(s), you may pause (do NOT stop) the recording to prepare your instrument, but the submitted audition file should be only one file. Please ensure that your audition conforms strictly to these requirements.

TMF Placement Auditions

For 2023 TMF Orchestra Fellows: placement audition requirements coming soon.

Please direct any questions to Alan Austin at tmf@uh.edu

2023 Preliminary Audition Requirements

Each instrument requires specific excerpts and solo requirements. Solos should be recorded without accompaniment.

Specific excerpts may be listed for piccolo, English horn, E-flat clarinet, bass clarinet and contrabassoon.  Auxiliary instrument auditions are not required for the preliminary auditions.  However, it is expected that auxiliary duties will rotate in each section: 

• All flute participants are expected to bring a piccolo, if you have one. 

• All oboe participants are expected to bring an English horn, if you have one, with reeds reed-making equipment. Bring a device for supporting the weight of the instrument, if needed. 

• In addition to B-flat and A instruments, all clarinet participants are also expected to bring E-flat and bass clarinet instruments (if possible) and/or mouthpieces, if you have one. 

• All bassoon participants are expected to bring a contrabassoon, if available, with contrabassoon reeds and reed-making equipment. Bring a device for supporting the weight of the contrabassoon, if needed.

looking down from above at an orchestra rehearsal, conducted by Hans Graf