Ensemble Audition Information 2018-2019

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

Wednesday, August 29 and Thursday, August 30 in Studio 2362 in Old Main

Audition Time Sign-Up: View audition time sign-up schedule.
Audition Requirements:
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 Auditions

Thursday, August 9, 2018, 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. There will be a combo sign up meeting following the jazz ensemble auditions.

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

Wind Symphony and Concert Band Auditions

Thursday, August 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday August 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Auditions will be held in studio 2354

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 Auditions

Wednesday, August 29; Thursday August 30 and Friday August 31.  Auditions will be held in Studio 2337

Appointment Time Sign-Up: View audition time sign-up schedule.

Choral Union, Men's Glee Club, and Women's Chorale do not require a formal audition but potential singers should still sign-up for an appointment.

Concert Chorale requires a formal audition. Potential singers should bring one piece to sing, of any style in the classical music genre, and be prepared to sightread.

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 Prof. Matthew Younglove, 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 contact Prof. Matthew Younglove, matthew.younglove@wayne.edu