Ensemble Audition Information 2019-2020

Wayne State University Department of Music ensembles are open to all music majors and non-majors. Audition requirements and audition time sign-up procedures are listed for each ensemble.  For more information, please contact the listed ensemble director.   


University Symphony Orchestra

Auditions will be held in Studio 2362 in Old Main.
Friday, August 23, 2019: 12:00pm to 4:00pm  
Wednesday, August 28, 2019: 10:30am to 4:30pm 
 
Audition Time Sign-Up: View audition time sign-up schedule.
 
Audition Requirements:
Click University Symphony Orchestra Audition Requirements for information regarding audition preparation.
 
The University Symphony Orchestra is open to all WSU students.  Auditions are required.
 
For additional information contact Prof. Kypros Markou, aa0952@wayne.edu

Jazz Ensembles and Combo

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, Room 2402 in Old Main at 12:30pm

All new and returning students registered for or interested in playing in a jazz ensemble or combo must attend this group audition meeting. During the audition, students will be combined in various ensemble configurations and audition as a group on standard jazz repertoire. Students are not required to prepare specific music in advance.

There will be a jazz combo sign up and information meeting following the jazz ensemble auditions.

For additional information contact Prof. Russ Miller, ac5188@wayne.edu


Wind Symphony and Concert Band

Auditions will be held in studio 2354.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019: 10:00am to 4:00pm 
Friday, August 23, 2019: 10:00am to 4:00pm 
 
 
Audition Requirements:
Students should come to their audition having prepared the required repertoire for their instrument.  Download audition music pdfs.
 
For additional information contact Prof. Douglas Bianchi, ad3364@wayne.edu

Choral Ensembles

All students expecting to participate in a WSU choral ensemble for Fall 2019 must complete a placement audition or hearing. Placement auditions and hearings will be held in Old Main 2337. 
 
Appointment Time Sign-Up: View audition time sign-up schedule.
 
Audition Requirements:
Click WSU Choral Ensemble Audition Requirements for information regarding audition preparation.
 
Concert Chorale Preliminary Auditions: Mon., Aug. 26, 10 AM–4 PM
Choral Union Placement Auditions: Tues., Aug. 27, 10 AM–4 PM
Men's Glee Club Voice Placements: Wed., Aug. 28, 3–4:15 PM
Women's Chorale Voice Placements: Thurs., Aug. 29, 3–4:15 PM
 
For additional information contact the Prof. Alex Sutton at asutton@wayne.edu.

Warrior Marching Band

There are no audition requirements for Warrior Band. Students must already know how to play their musical instrument and have at least one year of marching experience.

If you are interested in joining and would like to receive more information, please fill out this Warrior Band Information Form 

Band Camp and Audition Information: http://music.wayne.edu/warrior-band/index.php

For additional information contact email warriorband@wayne.edu


Campus Band

Campus Band, which is offered during the Winter semester, does not require an audition and is open to any and all students, faculty, and staff who desire to make music in a welcoming, community environment.

If you are interested in joining Campus Band email music@wayne.edu.