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Fall 2018 Music Ensembles Audition Information

All music ensembles are open to the entire university community. If you have prior musical experience in high school, you can participate in our ensembles! We will have an information table inside the MSU on Mon (08/27) from 2-4pm, and Tue (08/28) from 9-11am. We are happy to answer any questions!

Download our music ensemble brochure.

Wind Ensemble

Ensemble Meeting Time: T/Th - 3:00 - 4:20pm
Director: Prof. Daniel Neuenschwander

Marching Unit
Ensemble Meeting Time: M/W - 3:30 - 4:250pm, F - 3:00 - 4:30pm, and Sat - morning/game day rehearsal
Director: Prof. Daniel Neuenschwander
If you are interested in participating in the Marching Unit, please complete the membership form immediately.

University Orchestra

Ensemble Meeting Time: T/Th - 4:30 - 5:50pm
Director: Dr. Peter Isaacson
Winds Auditions:

  • TBA

More information about winds audition requirements coming soon.

Strings Auditions:

  • Tue, Aug 28, 3:00pm, Schaeffer 14G

More information about strings audition requirements are available here.

University Choir
Ensemble Meeting Time: M/W - 2:00 - 3:20pm
Director: Prof. Rebecca Ostermann

  • Sun, Aug 26: 4:00 - 7:00 pm, Old Main 148-A (E-Wing)
  • Mon, Aug 27: 2:00 - 6:00 pm, Old Main 148-A (E-Wing)
  • Tue, Aug 28: 3:00 - 6:00 pm, Old Main 148-A (E-Wing)

No prior experience necessary - come as you are and we'll walk you through a simple audition. You are encouraged to bring something to sing, if you would like! All members, new and returning, must audition. Please contact Prof. Rebecca Ostermann at with any questions!

Vocal Ensemble
Ensemble Meeting Time: M: 5:00 - 6:20pm
Director: Prof. Rebecca Ostermann

  • Mon, Aug 27: 2:00 - 6:00 pm, Old Main 148-A (E-Wing)
  • Tue, Aug 28: 3:00 - 6:00 pm, Old Main 148-A (E-Wing)
  • Wed, Aug 29: 3:45 - 5:00pm, Old Main 148-A (E-Wing)

CALLBACK: Wednesday, Aug. 29: 7 - 8 pm, Location TBA

Please pick up an audition packet from the door of OM 148 (E Wing), to prepare for your audition. Singers in Vocal Ensemble must be able to read music and hold a part on their own.  Auditions are competitive. Please make yourself available for the callback time.

Jazz Ensembles, Popular Music Ensembles I, II, and III
Director: Dr. Kevin Kjos

Auditions - Auditions for Jazz Ensembles I and II and Rock Ensembles I, II, and III will be held Tuesday, August 28th - Thursday, August 30.  A sign up sheet will be on Dr. Kjos's office door, Old Main 120, on Friday, August 24 with information for auditions procedures.

Other Ensembles

Other ennsembles may or may not require an audition. Please contact ensemble directors for more information. If you have any questions, please contact our music secretary (Fran Melchionne) at

Flute Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, Popular Music Ensemble, Jazz Combos, Brass Ensemble, Trombone Choir, String Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Chamber Music Ensemble