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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. Audition excerpts will be posted soon. 

2017 Fall Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band &
Symphony Orchestra Auditions

Instrument Date Time Location
Trombone Tuesday, September 5 1:30-3:30 pm Ferguson Hall, Room 85
Trumpet Tuesday, September 5 3:30-6 pm Ferguson Hall, Room 95
Clarinet Wednesday, September 6 9 am-12 pm Ferguson Hall, Room 85
Saxophone Wednesday, September 6 1-3:30 pm Ferguson Hall, Room 225
Bassoon Wednesday, September 6 5:30-6:30 pm Ferguson Hall, Room 225
Tuba/Euphonium Wednesday, September 6 6:45-7:45 pm Ferguson Hall, Room 225
French Horn Thursday, September 7 3-4:30 pm Ferguson Hall, Room 85
Flute Thursday, September 7 5-8 pm Ferguson Hall, Room 85

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 filling out the form found here. Please email ensemble@umn.edu with any concerns.