Symphony Orchestra & Wind Symphony

Audition Information

Specific audition information for fall 2016 will be posted soon.  This will include times/locations and excerpts/preparation information. 

The audition information posted below will answer many questions.  We encourage you to visit again after June 1, 2016 for specific audition information.  If you have questions in the meantime, please email us at


All prospective ensemble members must audition, regardless of prior ensemble membership.

* Music majors, minors and students on a music scholarship whose principal instrument is a string, woodwind, brass or percussion instrument must take part in these auditions and will be placed in one or both ensembles at the discretion of the music directors (Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony). For wind and percussion musicians, it is normal to be placed in both ensembles.  In some cases, students will perform in only one or the other, at the discretion of ensemble conductors and applied faculty.

* Non-major/non-scholarship students and others may elect to audition for one or both ensembles.

Audition Information

Auditions for Fall 2016 membership will be held Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, August 30 in Schmucker Hall.

  • Students audition once for Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony.
  • These auditions include woodwinds, brass, percussion, strings, piano, and harp.
  • A sign-up sheet with audition times and locations will be posted outside of the Conservatory Office the week before classes resumes. Students auditioning should sign up for a audition time.

Times, locations, excerpts, and other preparation information will be posted on or around June 1, 2016.