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What should I bring with me to Ashland?

All ABC Students:

  • Study materials, fingering/trill charts, etc.
  • Your main instrument
  • A mouthpiece/reed for a secondary instrument
  • Oboe and/or bassoon (you will have time to play these instruments with other ABC students). Be sure to bring at least a bassoon and oboe reed.
  • Bring a wireless-enabled laptop computer to take notes during clinics, take entrance and final exam, and take short sample ABC tests to help with weak areas. The ABC lecture hall now has wireless (high-speed) internet.
  • Formal concert attire for the June 25th and July 4th concerts (men - black suit/jacket, women - black dress or pants)

1st Year ABC Students:

  • Wireless-enabled laptop computer to take the ABC entrance test.
  • Baby picture of yourself - Needs to be scanned and uploaded to your account by logging at www.bandworld.org, click on "My Account," click on "Bio & Photos" to upload photo by 6/10.
  • Current picture of yourself - Also needs to be scanned and uploaded to your account by 6/10.
  • Upload an mp3 recording of your band. Upload by June 10 latest.
  • After logging into your account, type in your biography at "My Account," then click on "ABC Candidate Info" in the list in the left column.
  • First year candidates are also required to complete the MUSI 6181 Recital project and mail a DVD (or thumb drive) of candidate performances. Project must arrive at 407 Terrace, Ashland, OR 97520 by midnight, June 10. (See this FAQ for complete details.)
  • Study materials if you purchased a study set.
  • Questions about uploading files?

2nd Year ABC Students:

  • Wireless-enabled laptop computer to take the ABC test on July 5.
  • Sightreading score that was mailed to you.
  • Baton
  • Previous year ABC notebook and study materials.

3rd Year ABC Students:

  • Wireless-enabled laptop computer to take the ABC test on July 5.
  • Concert score that was mailed to you.
  • Baton
  • Work it out with other 3rd year ABC students to bring an extra horn, clarinet, and snare drum for the instrument start-up rooms on July 5.
  • Previous years ABC notebook and study materials.

 

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