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 will be held in late August; instructions including schedule and musical excerpts will be available in mid-July. Spring semester audition procedures may vary from year to year.

Autumn 2019 audition details will be available later this summer.


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 Auditorium 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.

Symphony Orchestra auditions for wind, brass and percussion will also be held in Weigel Hall Auditorium. 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.

Autumn 2019 audition details will be available later this summer.

 

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