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

Music majors, non-music majors, and employees of the University are welcome to apply. It is not necessary to be a music major to become a member of the orchestra. However, an audition is necessary to demonstrate sufficient skills.

Fall 2022 Auditions: August 24, 2022

All auditions will be held in person at Old Main Room 2402. 

ORCHESTRA AUDITION SIGN UP

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

August 11, 2022

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

Fall 2022 Auditions: August 25 and 26, 2022

All auditions will be held in person at Old Main Room 2402. 

WIND SYMPHONY AUDITION SIGN UP

If you would like to participate in Concert Band, there is no audition required. 

For any questions or if you would like to request a video audition, contact Professor Douglas Bianchi: ad3364@wayne.edu

Audition Requirements: 

Click Wind Symphony Audition Requirements for information regarding audition preparation. 

The Wind Symphony and Concert Band are open to all WSU students. 

Choral Ensembles

All students expecting to participate in a WSU choral ensemble for Fall 2022 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 22, 2022: 10:00am-4:00pm

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.