Band Auditions


The safety of our community is our top priority. Once university health and safety protocols are announced for Autumn 2021, any required modifications to rehearsal and performance practices will be posted here.

How do I join the Ohio State Concert Bands?

Audition instructions, sign-up links and excerpts to prepare
will be posted here in mid-July.


Auditions are open to ALL woodwind, brass and percussion students enrolled at The Ohio State University, regardless of major.

  • Music Majors: All woodwind, brass and percussion students majoring in music are expected to prepare audition materials for Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band and/or Symphony Orchestra (see below).
UNIVERSITY BAND — A formal audition is not required.
  • Register for the course. Undergraduate: Music 2204.04 | Graduate: Music 7204.04.
  • Placement auditions to seat the band occurs at the beginning of the semester.

Learn about the Bands

Audition Materials and Instructions

Audition packets for Autumn 2021 will be posted here in mid-July.

Auditions will be evaluated by conducting and studio faculty members.

A note about Symphony Orchestra auditions. Brass and woodwind auditions for the Symphony Orchestra are conducted by the respective studio teachers in coordination with auditions for the Ohio State bands. Students playing these instruments will use the same audition resources as for bands.

Audition Materials

Download the appropriate audition packet, which includes schedule and instructions. These will change every semester.

Flute | Oboe | Bassoon | Clarinet | Bass Clarinet | Saxophone | Horn | Trumpet | Trombone | Bass Trombone | Euphonium | Tuba


Contact Christopher Dent, administrative associate for concert bands.