Ensemble Audition Requirements

Ensemble Auditions

 

We welcome all WWU students to audition for our music ensembles!

Our ensemble auditions are scheduled for September 24 - 26 in the Performing Arts Center. Classes commence on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

Our music ensembles include:

  • Concert Choir
  • Advanced Women's Chorale
  • University Choir- non-auditioned
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Wind Symphony
  • Symphonic Band
  • Jazz Bands
  • Percussion Ensemble 
  • *Viking Band- non-auditioned

 

After your audition and placement you must register for a two-credit class which is repeatable each quarter. Please contact LeeAnne Frahn for an override to process this request. Please note: some ensembles require a yearly commitment.

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*Please see the information below regarding Viking Band!

 

Instrument Rental

If you currently do not own your own instrument, we offer low cost instrument rentals ($40-$45 per quarter) through our instrumental library. You can also check out a music locker to store your instrument so you don't have to lug it around all day! Contact the main music office (PA 273) for more information. The Performing Arts Center has practice rooms available for all students, open seven days a week, 5pm and after for non music majors/minors.

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Choral Auditions

Audition sign up posted outside PAC 43

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Choirs
Date
Time
Room

Concert Choir &

Advanced Women's Chorale

Sunday 9/24 (returning students only)

Monday 9/25 (returning or new students)

Tuesday 9/26 (new students only)

9am - 9pm

9am - 9pm

9am - 5pm

PAC 16

PAC 16

PAC 16

University Choir

No audition required

Contact LeeAnne Frahn for an override code

 

Audition Requirements and Information

Please note: All vocal majors and minors must audition, even those enrolled in University Choir, as this is also your placement for voice lessons.

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

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String Ensemble Auditions

Audition sign up posted outside PAC 24

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Date
Time
Room
Monday, September 25th 9:00am-5:30pm Concert Hall

 

Audition Requirements and Information

Please contact Dr. Ryan Dudenbostel, Director of Orchestra Studies, with any questions.

 

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Wind / Brass / Percussion Auditions

 
 
Orchestra/Wind Symphony consideration

Students wishing to be considered for Orchestra and Wind symphony will participate in live auditions on the following days and times.

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Monday, September 25th
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 6:30-7:15pm PAC 24
Bassoon 7:15-8:30pm PAC 24
Clarinet 8:30-9:30pm PAC 24
Tuesday, September 26th
   
Trumpet 9:00-10:30am PAC 24
Horn 10:30-11:30am PAC 24
Trombone 11:30-12:30pm PAC 24
Flute 1:00-3:30pm PAC 24

 

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.

 

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Jazz Ensemble Auditions

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

Audition Requirements and Information

Date Time Room
Monday, September 25th 9:00am-5:00pm PAC 31
Tuesday, September 26th 9:00am-5:00pm PAC 31
Wednesday, September 27th 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!

 

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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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Ensembles Weekly Class/Rehearsal Schedule

Ensemble

Course

Credits

Days

Times

University Choir Women MUS 271 2 MTW 2pm - 2:50pm
University Choir Men

MUS 271

2 WRF 2pm - 2:50pm
Advanced Women's Chorale

MUS 271

2 MTWR 1pm - 1:50pm
Concert Choir

MUS 471

2 MTWRF 12pm - 12:50pm
Symphonic Band

MUS 272

2 MW 3pm - 4:50pm
Wind Symphony

MUS 472

2 TR 2pm - 3:50pm
Symphony Orchestra

MUS 473

2 MWF 12pm - 1:20pm
Jazz Band

MUS 274

2

W

F

5pm - 6:20pm

4pm - 5:20pm

Jazz Combos

MUS 275

2 WF 1:30pm - 2:50pm

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