Ensemble Audition Requirements

Ensemble Auditions

 

We welcome all WWU students!
 

Ensemble auditions are scheduled for September 23rd- 25th. Classes commence on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018. 

Please contact Lee Anne Frahn with any questions.

 

Ensembles

Choir
  • Concert Choir
  • Advanced Treble Chorale
  • University Treble Choir- non- auditioned
  • University Tenor/Bass Choir- non-auditioned
Orchestra
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • String Symphonia
Band
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Symphony
  • Viking Band- non auditioned*
Jazz Bands
  • Jazz Big Band
  • Jazz Orchestra
  • Jazz Combos
 
Chamber Ensembles
If you are a non major or minor please contact LeeAnne.Frahn@wwu.edu with your interest in joining a chamber ensemble!
Western Voices
Western Guitars
Percussion Ensemble
NowHearThis!
 
Contemporary String Quartet
Western Brass
Collegium Musicum
Flute Ensemble
Woodwind, String and Brass Ensembles
Registration
All students are required to register for each ensemble they are participating in, with the exception of Viking Band.
Please use class-finder to locate the appropriate two-credit course and email LeeAnne.Frahn@wwu.edu for an override to complete 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.
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 5:00pm during weekdays.

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Choral Auditions

Please contact Dr. Leslie Guelker-Cone, Director of Choral Studies, with any questions.
Choirs
Date
Time
Room

Concert Choir &

Advanced Treble Chorale

Sunday 9/23 (returning students only)

Monday 9/24 (returning or new students)

Tuesday 9/25(new students only)

9:00am - 5:00pm

9:00am - 5:00pm

9:00am - 5:00pm

PAC 16

PAC 16

PAC 16

University Treble Choir

University Tenor/Bass Choir

No audition required

Contact LeeAnne Frahn for an override code

 
All vocal majors and minors must complete an ensemble audition, even those enrolled in University Choir.
This will be your audition for placement with the appropriate vocal instructor.
 

Weekly Choral Class Schedule

Ensemble
Course
Credits
Days
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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Orchestra Auditions- Strings Only

See below for Winds, Brass and Percussion
 
Please contact Dr. Ryan Dudenbostel, Director of Orchestra Studies, with any questions.
Monday, September 24th
Time
Room
All strings 9:00am-5:30pm Concert Hall
 

Weekly Strings Class Schedule

Ensemble
Course
Credits
Days
Time
Symphony Orchestra

MUS 473

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

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Orchestra and  Wind Symphony consideration

Winds, Brass, Percussion
 
 
Professor Lisa McCarthy, woodwind area coordinator
Dr. Gustavo Camacho, brass area coordinator
Dr. Patrick Roulet, percussion area coordinator
 
Monday, September 24th
Time
Room
Euphonium/Tuba 10:00-10:45am PAC 24
Saxophone 10:45-12:30pm PAC 24
Percussion 1:00-3:30pm PAC 24
Oboe 6:30-7:45pm PAC 24
Bassoon 7:45-9:00pm PAC 24
Tuesday, September 25th
   
Trumpet 9:00-10:30am PAC 24
Horn 10:30-11:45am PAC 24
Trombone 11:45-1:00pm PAC 24
Flute 1:30-3:45pm PAC 24
Clarinet 3:45pm-5:00pm PAC 24

 

Weekly Class Schedule

Ensemble
Course
Credits
Days
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

Students auditioning for only Symphonic Band can either participate in our live auditions or send in a recording for consideration.
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.
 
Recordings are to be submitted through an online audition form that will be posted mid-June 2018. You may upload the recording directly to the form or by using a third-party service (YouTube, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.).
If you have any questions regarding requirements, please reach out to Professor Zachary Smith.
 
Ensemble
Course
Credits
Days
Time
Symphonic Band

MUS 272

2 MW 3:00pm - 4:50pm

 

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Jazz Ensembles Auditions

Sign up sheets will be posted outside PA 31 one week prior to auditions

Audition Requirements and Information

All instruments
Time
Room
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.

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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! Simply click on the link below and fill out the online registration form.

Registration form and information.

For more information, contact Zach Smith.

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