We welcome all WWU students to audition for our music ensembles!
Ensemble auditions are tentatively scheduled for September 23rd- 25th. Classes commence on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018.
We will post exact times and requirements in mid-June 2018.
Please contact Lee Anne Frahn with any questions.
- Concert Choir
- Advanced Treble Chorale
- University Treble Choir- non- auditioned
- University Tenor/Bass Choir- non-auditioned
- Symphony Orchestra
- Symphonic Band
- Wind Symphony
- Viking Band- non auditioned*
- Jazz Big Band
- Jazz Orchestra
- Jazz Combos
- Western Voices
- Western Guitars
- Percussion Ensemble
- Contemporary String Quartet
- Western Brass
- Collegium Musicum
- Flute Ensemble
- Woodwind, String and Brass Ensembles
Ensembles Weekly Class/Rehearsal Schedule
|University Treble Choir||MUS 271||2||MTW||2pm - 2:50pm|
|University Tenor/Bass Choir|| |
|2||WRF||2pm - 2:50pm|
|Advanced Treble Chorale|| |
|2||MTWR||1pm - 1:50pm|
|Concert Choir|| |
|2||MTWRF||12pm - 12:50pm|
|Symphonic Band|| |
|2||MW||3pm - 4:50pm|
|Wind Symphony|| |
|2||TR||2pm - 3:50pm|
|Symphony Orchestra|| |
|2||MWF||12pm - 1:20pm|
|Jazz Band|| |
|Jazz Combos|| |
Concert Choir &
Advanced Women's Chorale
Sunday 9/23 (returning students only)
Monday 9/24 (returning or new students)
Tuesday 9/25(new students only)
9am - 9pm
9am - 9pm
9am - 5pm
|University Choir|| |
No audition required
Contact LeeAnne Frahn for an override code
Please contact Dr. Leslie Guelker-Cone, Director of Choral Studies, with any questions.
Strings only- see below for Winds, Brass and Percussion
|Monday, September 24th||9:00am-5:30pm||Concert Hall|
Please contact Dr. Ryan Dudenbostel, Director of Orchestra Studies, with any questions.
Orchestra and Wind Symphony consideration
Winds, Brass, Percussion
Students wishing to be considered for Orchestra and Wind symphony will participate in live auditions on the following days and times.
Monday, September 24th
Tuesday, September 25th
Please fill out the online audition form and sign up for an audition time. If you are unable to audition on the scheduled day, or having questions regarding required materials, please contact your area coordinator.
Professor Lisa McCarthy, woodwind area coordinator
Dr. Gustavo Camacho, brass area coordinator
Dr. Patrick Roulet, percussion area coordinator
Symphonic Band Consideration
Students wishing to be considered for only Symphonic Band can either participate in the live auditions or send in a recording. You may use the same form to submit a recorded audition; you can upload your recording using the form or by using a third-party service (YouTube, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.).
Required repertoire is your choice. Please include a short demonstration of technical playing and a short demonstration of lyrical playing. The deadline for your recorded demonstration is the add/drop date of the quarter.
If you have any questions regarding requirements, please reach out to Professor Zachary Smith.
Jazz Ensembles Auditions
Sign up sheets will be posted outside PA 31 one week prior to auditions
|Monday, September 24th||9:00am-5:00pm||PAC 31|
|Tuesday, September 25th||9:00am-5:00pm||PAC 31|
|Wednesday, September 26th||9:00am-5:00pm||PAC 31|
Please e-mail Kevin.Woods@wwu.edu if you need lead sheets for any of the tunes on the audition list, or have any questions.
No formal audition is required, but previous experience with percussion music is required.
To participate, please reach out to our percussion coordinator, Dr. Patrick Roulet, to schedule a meeting, and for more information!
There is no audition required to join the Viking Band! Simply click on the link below and fill out the online registration form.
For more information, contact Zach Smith.