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Ensemble Auditions

Information for Ensemble Auditions (Band, Orchestra, Choral, Jazz)

We are excited that you are interested in making music with us at GVSU! 

All currently enrolled GVSU students are eligible to audition. You do not have to be a music major. To learn more about upcoming auditions for music ensembles, including the bands, orchestras, choral, and jazz ensembles, please read below!


All Brass, Percussion, Strings and Woodwinds

You may learn more about our concert bands at and orchestra at

All brass, percussion, string and woodwind students enrolled in applied music lessons are required to participate in Symphonic Wind Ensemble (MUS 112, MW 1-2:50), Orchestra (MUS 103, TR 2:30-4:20) or Concert Band (MUS 102, MW 7-8:50), except Bachelor of Arts majors who may elect other ensembles as indicated in the student handbook. You will play a single audition and will be placed in an ensemble based on the audition committee's decisions. Music majors and non-majors who are not enrolled in applied music lessons may elect to only audition for one ensemble, but will not be guaranteed placement in that ensemble.

Those students not enrolled in applied lessons who are only interested in auditioning for the Concert Band, please follow this Link for your music and information.

Auditions will be conducted behind a screen and require the preparation of a specific set of musical pieces which will be available below.

If you have questions about the audition process, please contact Dr. Mark Williams at


Audition Schedule for 2016 

Note:  Please show up 15 minutes prior to the designated audition time block for your instrument. You will need to fill out an audition form.  After submitting your form, you will be assigned a number and will then audition in numerical order behind a screen for the audition committee.

Saturday, August 27 

In Louis Armstrong Theatre

12:00 pm: Bassoons

1:00 pm: Trombones and Bass Trombones

2:30 pm: Violas

3:15 pm: Violins

4:45 pm: Basses

5:15 pm: Cellos

In PAC 1219

2:30 pm: Concert Band Auditions


Sunday, August 28

In Louis Armstrong Theatre

1:00 pm: Flutes and Piccolos

3:00 pm: Trumpets

6:00 pm: Tubas

7:00 pm: Euphoniums

8:00 pm: Percussion


Monday, August 29 

In Louis Armstrong Theatre

12:00 pm: Oboes

12:45 pm: Horns

2:00 pm: Saxophones

5:30 pm: Clarinets - Please note that the auditions will start at 5:30 p.m., not 6:00 p.m. as previously posted.

Ensemble rehearsals begin on Tuesday, August 30

Choral Ensembles
Please visit the GVSU Choral Ensembles website at for detailed information about our ensembles. Contact Prof. Ellen Pool, Director of Choral Activities, at to arrange an audition.

Jazz Band
Please contact Professor Tim Froncek (

Laker Marching Band
Audition information at


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