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 will be virtually via recorded video submissions. 

Video Submission Deadline:  August 21, 2020 

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. 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

Auditions will be virtually via recorded video submissions. 

Video Submission Deadline:  August 19, 2020 

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. OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. Please remember to allow for the necessary link permissions to allow for viewing by ensemble director. 

Audition Requirements: 

Click Jazz Ensembles Audition Requirements for information regarding audition preparation. 

The Jazz Big Band and Combos are open to all WSU students.  Auditions are required. 

For additional information and audition instruction please contact Prof. Russ Miller, ac5188@wayne.edu

 


Wind Symphony and Concert Band

Auditions will be virtually via recorded video submissions. 

Video Submission Deadline:  August 21, 2020 

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. OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. Please remember to allow for the necessary link permissions to allow for viewing by ensemble director. 

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 2020 must complete a placement audition or hearing. ALL placement auditions and hearings will be handled virtually, via audio-visual recording. 

 
*PLEASE NOTE: For Fall 2020, only Concert Chorale and Choral Union will remain in session. Men's Glee Club and Women's Chorale will resume upon further notice. 
 
Concert Chorale Auditions: Recordings are due no later than 11:59pm (EST), Sun., Aug. 23
 
Choral Union Placement Hearings: Recordings are due no later than 11:59pm (EST), Sun., Aug. 23
 
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. OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. Please remember to allow for the necessary link permissions to allow for viewing by ensemble director. 
 
Audition Requirements: 
Click Choral Ensemble Audition Requirement Information for information regarding audition preparation. 
 
*UPDATE as of 7/27/2020: Considering our moral obligation to the health and livelihood of our singing community, as well as our ongoing mission to further progress the choral movement in this technological age, we have decided to move forward into the Fall 2020 semester in a wholly virtual experience. Concert Chorale and the Choral Union will be engaged in a variety of musical forms that examine the full breadth of choral singing, from the standards of Western European classical repertoire, to musical theatre, to Black sacred music. Both ensembles will participate in virtual choir experiences, from small to large form. We welcome all to join and take part as pioneers on this next leg of the musical journey. 
 
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.