Auditions

How do I join the Ohio State Concert Bands?


Browse the Ensembles list at right to learn more about each band. You may join one of two ways:

1.   Audition for our top three ensembles—Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band and Collegiate Winds. Autumn auditions are held in late August (see instructions). Spring semester audition procedures may vary from year to year.

  • Autumn semester auditions are complete and concert band rosters are set for the semester. For details about spring semester auditions, please contact Christopher Dent, administrative associate for concert bands (dent.50@osu.edu).

2.  Sign up for University Band, which does not require an audition for membership; simply register for the course. When class meets at the beginning of the semester, there will be part placement auditions to seat the band.


Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Collegiate Winds, Symphony Orchestra Winds and Percussion


Auditions are required for membership in Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Collegiate Winds and Symphony Orchestra. Auditions are open to all students enrolled at The Ohio State University, regardless of major.

Concert band auditions will be held in Weigel Hall Room 174 at 1866 College Road, unless otherwise noted. Downloadable audition packets with detailed instructions, online sign-up information and required musical excerpts for each instrument are provided prior to autumn or spring semester audition dates (see instructions).

  • Autumn semester auditions are complete and concert band rosters are set for the semester. For details about spring semester auditions, please contact Christopher Dent, administrative associate for concert bands (dent.50@osu.edu).

Symphony Orchestra auditions for winds, brass and percussion will also be held in Weigel Hall Room 174. Players of these instruments are auditioned for the orchestra by their respective studio teachers in coordination with the auditions for the Ohio State Bands. Downloadable audition packets with detailed instructions, online sign-up information and required musical excerpts for each instrument are provided prior to autumn or spring semester audition dates (see instructions).

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