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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.  

2017 Spring Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band &
Symphony Orchestra Auditions

Instrument Date Time Location
Trombone Thursday, December 8 or
Monday, December 12
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 85 Ferguson Hall (December 8)
72 Ferguson Hal (December 12)
Trumpet Thursday, December 8 or
Monday, December 12
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 85 Ferguson Hall (December 8)
72 Ferguson Hal (December 12)
Clarinet Thursday, December 8 or
Monday, December 12
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 85 Ferguson Hall (December 8)
72 Ferguson Hal (December 12)
Saxophone Thursday, December 8 or
Monday, December 12
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 85 Ferguson Hall (December 8)
72 Ferguson Hal (December 12)
Tuba/Euphonium Thursday, December 8 or
Monday, December 12
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 85 Ferguson Hall (December 8)
72 Ferguson Hal (December 12)
Bassoon Thursday, December 8 or
Monday, December 12
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 85 Ferguson Hall (December 8)
72 Ferguson Hal (December 12)
Oboe Thursday, December 8 or
Monday, December 12
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 85 Ferguson Hall (December 8)
72 Ferguson Hal (December 12)
French Horn Thursday, December 8 or
Monday, December 12
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 85 Ferguson Hall (December 8)
72 Ferguson Hal (December 12)
Flute Thursday, December 8 or
Monday, December 12
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. 85 Ferguson Hall (December 8)
72 Ferguson Hal (December 12)

Excerpts

Alto Sax
Bass Clarinet
Clarinet
Bassoon
Euphonium
Flute
Horn
Oboe
Tenor Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba

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