Ensemble Auditions & Placements

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Ensemble Auditions & Placements

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 SymphonicCampus and Concert 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 and placements.

Audition Type Related Ensembles Audition Date Sign Up Link More Information
Modern Music Ensemble Auditions
Modern Music Ensemble Oct. 1, 2021 contact Cristina Valdés  Modern Music Ensemble Auditions Information
Choral Placements
 Chamber Singers,
 University Chorale
& Recital Choir
September 27 & 28, 2021 Sign up and additional info Choral Activities page or 
contact Dr. Wyers
Strings Auditions
UW Symphony Orchestra
UW Symphony 
September 27 & 29, 2021 Sign Up online
Auditions in Meany 268.
additional info 
Orchestra Activities page or 
contact Daren Weissfisch or David A. Rahbee

Strings Auditions
Campus Philharmonia Orchestras
Philharmonia Orchestras
September 28, 2021 Sign Up online
Auditions in Meany 268.
additional info
Orchestra Activities page or 
contact Rylan Virnig or David A. Rahbee.

Winds, Brass
& Percussion Auditions
Wind Ensemble
Symphonic Band
UW Symphony Orchestra & 
Campus Philharmonia
September 27 & 28, 2021

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

Bands Info: 
UW Bands website or 
contact Shaun Day
Orchestras Info:
contact David A. Rahbee
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Fall 2021 Studio Jazz
Big Band Auditions

Studio Jazz: Big Band September 27 & 28, 2021

Sign Up Sheet 
on door of MUS 14 in Sept. Auditions in MUS 35 12:30-2:30
additional info

Contact Marc Seales
Fall 2021Studio Jazz
Modern Band Auditions
Studio Jazz: Modern Band September 30, 2021 MUS 35
at 12:30 pm
no sign up necessary
additional info
 Contact Cuong Vu
Fall 2021 Small Jazz
Ensembles (Jazz 
Combo) Auditions
Jazz Workshop: 
Small Ensembles
September 30, 2021 MUS 35
at 2:30 pm
no sign up necessary
additional info
Contact Cuong Vu