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Winds/Brass Auditions

All new and returning students who would like to participate in Wind Ensemble, University Symphony Orchestra, and/or Symphonic Band need to audition. University Band will host placement auditions the first week of class (register to receive instructions from the instructor). For Campus Bands and Campus Orchestras, simply 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.  

Auditions for the Fall 2017 Semester will take place during the first week of classes. More detailed dates and times as well as audition excerpts will be posted soon. 

2017 Fall Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band &
Symphony Orchestra Auditions

Instrument Date Time Location
Trombone TBA TBA TBA
Trumpet TBA TBA TBA
Clarinet TBA TBA TBA
Saxophone TBA TBA TBA
Tuba/Euphonium TBA TBA TBA
Bassoon TBA TBA TBA
Oboe TBA TBA TBA
French Horn TBA TBA TBA
Flute TBA TBA TBA

Excerpts from Spring 2017

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