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Join an Ensemble

For additional information regarding ensemble auditions, please contact the ensemble coordinator:

Max Frank
612-624-5056
ensemble@umn.edu

You may also stop by the Ensemble Library at 10 Ferguson Hall.

Regardless of your intended major, schedule, or ability level, the School of Music has an ensemble for you. Ensembles are open to students throughout the University, not just students in the School of Music.

All new and returning students interested in participating in School of Music ensembles (with the exception of University Band, Campus Band, Campus Singers, and Campus Orchestra) are required to audition in order to enroll in an ensemble. If you are interested in participating in University Band, Campus Band, Campus Singers, or Campus Orchestra, no audition is required. You simply need to register and attend the first class meeting of these ensembles in order to participate in these non-auditioned ensembles.

Non-Auditioned Ensembles

University Band, Campus Band, Campus Orchestra, and Campus Singers do not require an audition. University Band will host chair placement auditions during the first week of class. Once you register, you will receive instructions on these auditions from the instructor.

Auditioned Ensembles

Ensemble auditions are held during the first week of classes in September for fall ensembles and in December for spring ensembles.

Audition Schedule and Requirements

Ensemble auditions are scheduled by instrument:

Audition Appointments

Audition appointments may be made only by emailing ensemble@umn.edu with the following information:

Name
Instrument/voice type
Preferred date/time
Student ID number
Undergraduate or graduate

Practice rooms will be available for warm-ups 30–45 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time. For access to the practice rooms, see our staff at the monitor station, Ferguson Hall 44.

Audition Results

Fall ensemble assignments will be posted on the bulletin boards outside Room 10 of Ferguson Hall. Spring audition results will be communicated via email.