Resources for Music Educators

The Instrumental Music Faculty of Oakland University is pleased to provide the recordings below of the 2012 Michigan All-State Band & Orchestra Excerpts.  Our goal is to provide students and their teachers with a performance that follows, as closely as possible, the tempos provided for each piece and adheres to the musical instructions within the piece. 

Knowing that music can be interpreted many different ways, these are examples that will provide you with a starting point for exploring other possibilities with your instructor.  If you do have questions regarding the interpretation, we encourage you to contact our faculty.

High School Band Excerpts


High School Flute (performed by Sharon Sparrow, Oakland University Faculty & Principal flute, Detroit Symphony Orchestra)
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Oboe High School 1 (performed by Timothy Michling, Oakland University Faculty)
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Oboe High School 2 (performed by Timothy Michling, Oakland University Faculty)
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Clarinet Excerpt (performed by George Stoffan, Oakland University Faculty)
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Clarinet Excerpt (2) (performed by George Stoffan<stoffan@oakland.edu><stoffan@oakland.edu>, Oakland University Faculty) 2013 All-State auditions.
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Clarinet Excerpt (3)
 (performed by George Stoffan<stoffan@oakland.edu>, Oakland University Faculty) 2013 All-State auditions.
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Bass Clarinet High School 1 (Performed by Michelle Doyle Tschirhart, Second & Bass Clarinet, Oakland Symphony Orchestra)
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Bass Clarinet High School 2 (Performed by Michelle Doyle Tschirhart, Second & Bass Clarinet, Oakland Symphony Orchestra)
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French Horn High School (Performed by David Denniston, Oakland Unviersity Faculty)
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Euphonium High School (performed by Kenneth Kroesche, Oakland University Faculty)
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Tuba High School (performed by Phillip Bloomer; for questions, contact Kenneth Kroesche)
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High School String Bass Excerpt No.1 (performed by Miles Brown, Oakland University Faculty)
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High School String Bass Excerpt No. 2 (performed by Miles Brown, Oakland University Faculty)
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High School String Bass Excerpt No. 3 (performed by Miles Brown, Oakland University Faculty)
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Jazz Ensemble Required Etude
  


Take it All (performed by  Miles Brown, Oakland University Faculty)
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Middle School Band Excerpts


Middle School Flute (performed by  Sharon Sparrow, Oakland University Faculty & Principal flute, Detroit Symphony Orchestra)
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Clarinet Middle School 1 (performed by  Dennis Nygren, Oakland University Faculty)
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Clarinet Middle School 2 (performed by  Dennis Nygren, Oakland University Faculty)
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Bass Clarinet Junior High 1 (Performed by  Michelle Doyle Tschirhart, Second & Bass Clarinet, Oakland Symphony Orchestra)
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Bass Clarinet Junior High 2 (Performed by  Michelle Doyle Tschirhart, Second & Bass Clarinet, Oakland Symphony Orchestra)
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French Horn Junior High 1 (Performed by  David Denniston, Oakland Unviersity Faculty)
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French Horn Junior High 2 (Performed by  David Denniston, Oakland Unviersity Faculty)
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Trombone Middle School 1 (performed by  Kenneth Kroesche, Oakland University Faculty)
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Trombone Middle School 2 (performed by  Kenneth Kroesche, Oakland University Faculty)
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Euphonium Middle School 1 (performed by  Kenneth Kroesche, Oakland University Faculty)
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Euphonium Middle School 2 (performed by  Kenneth Kroesche, Oakland University Faculty)
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Middle School String Bass Excerpt No. 1 (performed by  Miles Brown, Oakland University Faculty)
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Middle School String Bass Excerpt No. 2 (performed by  Miles Brown, Oakland University Faculty)
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Tuba Middle School (performed by Phillip Bloomer; for questions, contact  Kenneth Kroesche)
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