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Join an Ensemble

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

Max Frank

For Spring semester 2021, many School of Music ensembles are currently aiming to rehearse and perform smaller scale, in-person, conducted ensemble repertoire. Social distancing and other safety considerations will be in accordance with the College of Liberal Arts and the University of Minnesota policies and protocols, alongside Minnesota Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control recommendations. Students may opt to fulfill their ensemble participation virtually under the guidance of their course instructor. Please visit the webpages for specific ensembles linked below for more information regarding ensemble formats. 

School of Music ensembles are open to all students throughout the University. Some School of Music ensembles require an audition in order to register for the course, these requirements are noted in the ensemble descriptions along with meeting times. 

Find the ensemble that fits you:

Non-Auditioned Ensembles 

Ensembles that do not require an audition include; Campus Band, Gospel Choir, Campus SingersCampus Orchestra, Steel Pan EnsembleWorld Music Ensemble, West African Music Ensemble, and Javanese Gamelan. To join these ensembles, register for the course and attend the first class meeting.

Ensemble Auditions


Ensemble auditions for Spring 2021 will be held via a recorded submission due on Friday, December 4th, 2020 at 8:00am.

Current students do not need to re-audition to remain in their current ensemble.  Auditions are only required for students who wish to join an ensemble for the first time or change to a different ensemble for the Spring 2021 semester.

Submission Guidelines

Record a video of yourself playing the required audition materials in a single take and upload it to YouTube as an unlisted video (no other video hosting services or file formats will be accepted).  A recording made using your smartphone or computer webcam will suffice. Please submit a link to the video using the submission form found here.  Audition submissions are due by Friday, December 4th, 2020 at 8:00am. 

Audition Video Submission Form

Visit the YouTube help page for assistance with uploading your video to YouTube. Please email with any concerns.


Audition results will be communicated via email by the first day of classes.