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Winds/Brass Auditions

All new and returning students who would like to join or "move up" to the Wind Ensemble/Orchestra pool or Symphonic Band need to audition. If you audition, you will be considered for Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and/or Symphony Orchestra. University Band will host placement auditions the first week of class (register to receive instructions from the instructor). For Campus Band and Campus Orchestra register and attend the first class meeting to take the class..

Auditions are seven minutes in length and consist of required excerpts and sight reading.  

2016 Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band &
Symphony Orchestra Auditions

Instrument Date Time Location
Trombone Tuesday,
September 6
1:30–3:00 p.m. 95 Ferguson Hall
Trumpet Tuesday,
September 6
6:00–8:30 p.m. 225 Ferguson Hall
Clarinet Wednesday,
September 7
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 72 Ferguson Hall
Saxophone Wednesday,
September 7
1:00–4:00 p.m. 85 Ferguson Hall
Tuba/Euphonium Wednesday,
September 7
8:15–9:15 p.m. 85 Ferguson Hall
Bassoon Wednesday,
September 7
7:00–8:00 p.m. 81 Ferguson Hall
Oboe Thursday,
September 8
1:30–3:00 p.m. 95 Ferguson Hall
French Horn Thursday,
September 8
3:00–5:00 p.m. 95 Ferguson Hall
Flute Thursday,
September 8
5:30–8:00 p.m. 225 Ferguson Hall

Excerpts

Audition appointments may be made only by emailing ensemble@umn.edu with the subject line "Audition Appointment" and the following information:

Audition Appointments

Audition appointments may be made only by emailing ensemble@umn.edu with the subject line "Audition Appointment" and the following information:

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