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. Non-Music Majors are highly encouraged to audition.  

Fall 2023 Auditions: August 22-24, 2023


Audition Requirements and Signup:

Click University Symphony Orchestra Audition Requirements for information regarding audition preparation and to signup for your audition.  

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

Jazz Ensembles and Combos

Fall 2023 Auditions: Thursday August 10, 2023 from 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 2023 Auditions: August 22-24, 2023

All auditions will be held in person at Old Main Room 2354.


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 2023 must complete a placement audition or hearing. All placement auditions and hearings will be held in person by appointment.

CONCERT CHORALE AUDITIONS FOR FALL 2023 ARE CLOSED. Please sign up for a Choral Union Hearing Appointment to sing with Choral Union. 

Fall 2023 Choral Union Hearings: Monday August 21, 2023-- 12:00pm-4:00pm

Choose your Hearing Appointment Time 

*This is not an audition, but just a hearing placement.

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.