Ensemble Audition Requirements

All WWU students are welcome and encouraged to join an ensemble!

 
While most ensembles require an audition, we do offer two choirs and one band that can be joined without prior placement. Please carefully read the following information and visit the correct "audition requirements and information" page for your instrument/voice.
 
Auditions are scheduled at various times during September 23rd- 25th 2018.
Classes commence on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
Please contact Lee Anne Frahn with any questions.
 

Ensemble List

Choir
  • Concert Choir
  • Advanced Treble Chorale
  • University Treble Choir- no audition
  • University Tenor/Bass Choir- no audition
Orchestra
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • String Sinfonia
Band
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Symphony
  • Viking Band- no audition**
Jazz Bands
  • Jazz Big Band
  • Jazz Orchestra
  • Jazz Combos
  • Vocal Jazz
 
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Audition Sign-Up

All auditions will be held in the performing arts center (PA, PAC) between September 23rd- 25th 2018. To register for a live audition, use the appropriate online audition form under each "audition requirements and information" page, located below.

Registration

With the exception of Viking Band, all students must be register for an ensemble to participate. After the audition results have been posted, using class-finder please locate the appropriate CRN and email Lee Anne Frahn for an override to complete ensemble registration.

Instrument Rental/Lockers

If you currently do not own your own instrument, we offer low cost instrument rentals ($40-$45 per quarter) through our instrumental library. The music department also checks out lockers on a space available basis to those participating in ensembles. Contact the main music office (PA 273) for more information regarding lockers and rentals. 360-650-3310

Practice Rooms

The Performing Arts Center has practice rooms available for all western students, open seven days a week on LL1 and LL2. Non- majors or minors are permitted to use these rooms after 5 p.m. during weekdays.

Chamber Ensembles

Western Voices
Western Guitars
Percussion Ensemble
NowHearThis!
 
Contemporary String Quartet
Western Brass
Collegium Musicum
Flute Ensemble
Woodwind, String and Brass Ensembles

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Choral Auditions

Weekly Choral Class Schedule
Ensemble
 
Course
 
Credits
 
Day
 
Time
Concert Choir MUS 471 2 MTWRF 12:00-12:50pm
Advanced Treble Chorale MUS 271 2 MTWR 1:00-1:50pm
University Treble Choir MUS 271 2 MTW 2:00pm - 2:50pm
University Tenor/Bass Choir

MUS 271

2 WRF 2:00pm - 2:50pm

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Symphony Orchestra and String Sinfonia Auditions (Strings Only)

See below for Winds, Brass and Percussion

 
 
Weekly Strings Class Schedule
Ensemble
 
Course
 
Credits
 
Day
 
Time
Symphony Orchestra

MUS 473

2 MWF 12:00pm - 1:20pm
String Sinfonia MUS 273 2 MF 3:00-4:50pm

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Orchestra and  Wind Symphony consideration

Winds, Brass, Percussion

 
 
 
Weekly Class Schedule
Ensemble
 
Course
 
Credits
 
Day
 
Time
Symphony Orchestra

MUS 473

2 MWF 12:00-12:50pm
Wind Symphony

MUS 472

2 TR 2:00pm - 3:50pm

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Symphonic Band Consideration

Symphonic Band Audition Requirements and Information

 
Ensemble
Course
Credits
Days
Time
Symphonic Band

MUS 272

2 MW 3:00pm - 4:50pm

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Jazz Ensembles

Jazz Ensemble Audition Requirements and Information

Please e-mail Kevin Woods if you need lead sheets for any of the tunes on the audition list, or have any questions.

Ensemble
Course
Credits
Days
Time
Jazz Ensembles II MUS 274 2 TR 4:00-5:20pm
Chamber Jazz Ensembles III MUS 275 2 TBA TBA
Chamber Jazz Ensembles IV MUS 275 2 TBA TBA
Chamber Jazz Ensembles V MUS 275 2 TBA TBA
Jazz Ensembles I MUS 475 2 MWF 2:00-2:50pm
Chamber Jazz Ensembles I MUS 475 2 TBA TBA
Chamber Jazz Ensembles II MUS 475 2 TBA TBA

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Percussion Ensemble

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!

Ensemble
Course
Credits
Days
Time
Percussion Ensemble

MUS 281

2

TR

T 5:00-5:50pm
R 4:30-5:50pm

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Viking Band

There is no audition required to join the Viking Band. Complete the online registration form below.

Viking Band registration form and information.

For more information, contact Zach Smith.

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