Ensemble Auditions

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Ensemble Auditions

School of Music performance ensembles are open to majors and non-majors alike. Auditions for major ensembles are typically held yearly prior to the start of Fall Quarter. For information on joining ensembles mid-year, please contact the director of the ensemble you wish to join. 
Please note that Campus Bands and the Campus Philharmonia Orchestras welcome new players each quarter, as does the UW Symphony Orchestra (on a space-available basis).

Visit our Ensemble pages and the table below for the latest information on upcoming ensemble auditions.

Audition Type Related Ensembles Audition Date Sign Up Link More Information
2018-19
Modern Music Ensemble Auditions
Modern Music Ensemble January 27,
February 10 & 24, 2018
contact David Rahbee or Cristina Valdés  Modern Music Ensemble Auditions Information
2018-19 
Choral Auditions
 Chamber Singers,
 University Chorale
& Recital Choir
September 24 & 25, 2018 Online Sign Up Sheet
and additional info
Choral Blog or 
contact Dr. Wyers
2018-19 
Strings Auditions
UW Symphony Orchestra
UW Symphony 
Orchestra
September 24 & 26, 2018 Sign Up Sheet 
on door of MUS 209 mid-August to audition date.
Auditions in Meany 268.
additional info 
Orchestra Activities page or 
contact David A. Rahbee
Double bass players contact Barry Lieberman.
2018-19 
Strings Auditions
Campus Philharmonia Orchestras
Campus 
Philharmonia Orchestras
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 Sign Up Sheet 
on door of MUS 209 mid-August to audition date.
Auditions in Meany 268.
additional info
Orchestra Activities page or 
contact David A. Rahbee.
Double bass players contact Barry Lieberman.
2018-19 
Winds, Brass
& Percussion Auditions
Wind Ensemble
Symphonic Band
UW Symphony Orchestra & 
Campus Philharmonia
Orchestras
September 24 & 25, 2018

Fill out form online 
and sign up for time 
on door of Meany 268 
additional info

Bands Info: 
UW Bands website or 
contact Chris Mathakul
Orchestras Info:
contact Mario Torres
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Fall 2018 Studio Jazz
Big Band Auditions
(Winds: Trumpets, Trombones, Saxophones)
Studio Jazz: Big Band September 27 & 28, 2018

Sign Up Sheet 
on door of MUS 35 early Sept. to audition date.
additional info

Contact Paul Harshman
Fall 2018 Studio Jazz
Big Band Auditions
(Rhythm: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums)
Studio Jazz: Big Band Tuesday,
Oct. 2,
2018
No sign up necessary.
Auditions in MUS 35 

additional info
 Contact Paul Harshman
Fall 2018 Studio Jazz
Modern Band Auditions
Studio Jazz: Modern Band Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 Music Rm 35
at 12:30 pm
no sign up necessary
additional info
 Contact Cuong Vu
Fall 2018 Small Jazz
Ensembles (Jazz 
Combo) Auditions
Jazz Workshop: 
Small Ensembles
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 Music Rm 35
at 2:30 pm
no sign up necessary
additional info
Contact Cuong Vu