Ensemble Audition Information

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 for the University Orchestra are open to all Music Majors who play an orchestral instrument as well as students who are not Music Majors who demonstrate sufficient skills through an audition.

Auditions for Fall 2021 will be through video submission. 

Video Submission Deadline:  August 28, 2021

Recorded Audition Submission Form: (*Note: You will be required to log-in with your WSU Access ID and password) The form will allow for uploading directly to the form or providing a link to a video stored on the cloud i.e. YouTube, OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. Please remember to allow for the necessary link permissions to allow for viewing by ensemble director. 

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 Combos

Thursday August 12, 2021 

RESCHEDULED TO MONDAY AUGUST 16, 2021

12:30pm-2:00pm 

Old Main Room 2402 and 2414  

*Students do not need to make an appointment, but just show up in person at 12:30pm. 

All students who wish to be in the following Jazz Ensembles should attend the Placement Audition: 

  • Jazz Band I & II 

  • Guitar Ensembles I & II 

  • Combos 

  • Jazztet   

Audition Requirements: 

Students will be asked to play along with each other, read charts, and improvise. 

Jazz Ensembles are open to all WSU students.  Auditions are required. For additional information and questions please contact Professor Russ Miller, ac5188@wayne.edu 


Wind Symphony and Concert Band

Auditions will be virtually via recorded video submissions uploaded to YouTube.

Video Submission Window:  August 9-18, 2021

All Video Submissions must be uploaded to YouTube. Please email your YouTube Link to Professor Douglas Bianchi, ad3364@wayne.edu no later than August 18th. 

Audition Requirements: 

Click Wind Symphony and Concert Band Audition Requirements for information regarding audition preparation. 

The Wind Symphony and Concert Band is open to all WSU students.  Auditions are required. 
 
For additional information contact Prof. Douglas Bianchi, ad3364@wayne.edu

Choral Ensembles

All students expecting to participate in a WSU choral ensemble for Fall 2021 must complete a placement audition or hearing. All placement auditions and hearings will be held in person by appointment on the following dates:  

  • Monday August 23rd, 2021 10:00am-4:00pm 

  • Tuesday August 24th, 2021 10:00am-4:00pm 

*PLEASE NOTE: For Fall 2021, only Concert Chorale and Choral Union will remain in session. Men's Glee Club and Women's Chorale will resume upon further notice.  

Choose your Audition/Hearing Appointment Time 

Audition Requirements:  

Click Choral Ensemble Audition Requirement Information for information regarding audition preparation.  

For additional information contact Prof. Brandon Waddles at bwaddles@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.