Concert Band And Wind Ensemble Auditions
Spring 2024 Ensemble Placement Auditions
Sunday, December 10 through Wednesday, December 13
Sign up registration:
Sign up registration closes Tuesday, December 5 at midnight
December 10: Saxophone, Euphonium, Tuba and Bassoon
December 11: Oboe, Trombone, Horn and strings
December 12: Clarinet, Trumpet and Flute
December 13: Percussion
Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra auditions are required for all students. Auditioning for these ensembles is required for UW–Madison undergraduate music majors with a classical focus degree in woodwind, brass, percussion, and strings; all UW–Madison music majors who have been awarded a scholarship while pursuing a classical focus degree in woodwind, brass, percussion, and strings; and all Summer Music Clinic Tuition Waiver recipients.
Students in Wind Ensemble re-audition every semester, and can be placed in Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and/or Concert Band. Students placed in Concert Band in the fall who wish to stay in Concert Band do not need to re-audition in the spring.
Non-music majors (non-music scholarship recipients) who are interested in auditioning only for Concert Band should prepare the music listed as “Concert Band Only” audition music (not the music excerpts required for consideration in Wind Ensemble and/or Symphony Orchestra).
Marching Band/Varsity Band Auditions
Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition
Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition guidelines are available here.
The biennial Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition is open to students of all musical instruments who are full-time students at the School of Music and participating in a large performing ensemble. The competition auditions occur during the fall semester of odd-numbered years. Winners perform the following semester (spring semester of even-numbered years). Performers compete in a single round competition recital adjudicated by faculty/professional musicians. Solo entries should be original works for wind ensemble. One winner is selected to perform a concerto with the Wind Ensemble.
2023 Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition:
Application open now via the School of Music KB
October 12, 2023: Application closes
October 24, 2023: Competition finals