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
2016-17
Modern Music Ensemble Auditions
Modern Music Ensemble closed contact David Rahbee or Cristina Valdés  Modern Music Ensemble Auditions Information
2016-17 
Choral Auditions
 Chamber Singers
University Chorale
September 26 & 27, 2016 Online Sign Up Sheet
and additional info
Choral Blog or 
contact Dr. Wyers
2017-18 
Strings Auditions
UW Symphony Orchestra
UW Symphony 
Orchestra
September 25 & 27, 2017 Sign Up Sheet 
on door of MUS 209 late August to audition date.
Auditions in Meany 268.
additional info 
UW Orchestras Blog or 
contact David A. Rahbee
Double bass players contact Barry Lieberman.
2017-18 
Strings Auditions
Campus Philharmonia Orchestras
Campus 
Philharmonia Orchestras
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 Sign Up Sheet 
on door of MUS 209 late August to audition date.
Auditions in Meany 268.
additional info
UW Orchestras Blog or 
contact David A. Rahbee.
Double bass players contact Barry Lieberman.
2016-17 
Winds, Brass
& Percussion Auditions
Wind Ensemble
Symphonic Band
UW Symphony Orchestra & 
Campus Philharmonia
Orchestras
September 26 & 27, 2016

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

Bands Info: 
UW Bands website or 
contact Mark Tse
Orchestras Info:
UW Orchestras Blog or 
contact Tigran Arakelyan
Fall 2016 Studio Jazz
Big Band Auditions
(Winds: Trumpets, Trombones, Saxophones)
Studio Jazz: Big Band Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

Music Rm 35
at 4:00 pm
no sign up necessary
additional info

Contact Paul Harshman
Fall 2016 Studio Jazz
Big Band Auditions
(Rhythm: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums)
Studio Jazz: Big Band Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 Music Rm 35
at 4:00 pm
no sign up necessary
additional info
 Contact Paul Harshman
Fall 2016 Studio Jazz
Modern Band Auditions
Studio Jazz: Modern Band Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 Music Rm 35
at 12:30 pm
no sign up necessary
additional info
 Contact Cuong Vu
Fall 2016 Small Jazz
Ensembles (Jazz 
Combo) Auditions
Jazz Workshop: 
Small Ensembles
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 Music Rm 35
at 2:30 pm
no sign up necessary
additional info
Contact Cuong Vu