Percussion Auditions

All percussionists who would like to participate in University Wind Ensemble (UWE), University Symphony Orchestra (USO), University Philharmonic 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 this address with any questions or concerns. 

Fall 2024 Audition Information - Percussion

Fall 2024 percussion auditions will take place in-person during the first week of class, September 3-6. See below for details:

Instrument Date Time Room
USO / UWE / Symphonic Band Friday, September 6 8:30am-1:00pm 95
University Band Thursday, September 5 7:00-10:30pm 95
University Philharmonic Orchestra Thursday, September 5 6:00-10:00pm 85

Fill out an Ensemble Audition Interest Form to be notified when audition materials and audition sign-up form are available. Course registration will occur upon completion of a successful audition.

Auditioned ensembles begin fall rehearsals the week of September 9, 2024.  

Students auditioning for percussion should prepare one or more of the following audition packets. Consult with your applied studio teacher or current ensemble director to determine the appropriate materials to prepare.

University Wind Ensemble / University Symphony Orchestra (available early June)

  • All percussionists interested in University Symphony Orchestra (USO) or University Wind Ensemble (UWE) are required to prepare all USO/UWE excerpts. Students auditioning for UWE/USO will also be eligible for placement in Symphonic Band and University Band and do not need to schedule a separate SB/UB audition.

Symphonic Band / University Band (available early June)

  • Percussionists interested in Symphonic Band (SB) or University Band (UB) should prepare the SB/UB excerpts only. Students preparing these materials are not eligible for placement in UWE or USO.

University Philharmonic Orchestra (available early June)

  • All percussionists interested in University Philharmonic Orchestra (UPO) should prepare the UPO packet. Students preparing these materials will not be eligible for placement in USO or any concert bands.