Percussion Auditions

All percussionists who would like to participate in University Wind Ensemble, University Symphony Orchestra, University Band, or Symphonic Band need to audition. For Campus Bands and Campus Orchestras, simply register and attend the first class meeting to take the class. Please contact us by email at ensemble@umn.edu with any questions or concerns. 

 

Spring 2024 Audition Information

Spring 2024 percussion auditions will take place in-person during early December. Students registered for an auditioned ensemble in Fall 2023 do not need to audition again to remain in their current ensemble. See below for details:

Instrument Date Time Room
Percussion - USO / UWE / SB Tuesday, December 12 12:00pm - 2:30pm Ferguson Hall 85
Percussion - University Band Thursday, December 7 7:00pm - 9:00pm Ferguson Hall 95

To request an audition time, please fill out the audition sign up form. Course registration will occur upon completion of a successful audition.

Auditioned ensembles begin spring rehearsals the week of January 16, 2024.  

 

Students auditioning for percussion should prepare one of two audition packets:

University Wind Ensemble / University Symphony Orchestra

  • All instrumental music majors, music minors, and students interested in USO, or UWE  are required to prepare all USO/UWE excerpts.

Symphonic Band / University Band

  • All instrumental non-music majors interested in Symphonic Band (SB) or University Band (UB) should prepare the SB/UB excerpts only.