We are excited that you are interested in making music with us at
GVSU! All Music Ensembles at GVSU are open to all GVSU
students, regardless of major.
You may learn more about our Wind Symphony at gvsu.edu/bands and
Orchestra at gvsu.edu/orchestra.
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN APPLIED LESSONS
All brass, percussion, string and woodwind
students enrolled in applied music lessons
are required to participate in Wind Symphony,
Orchestra, or Concert Band (if available) except Bachelor of Arts
majors who may elect other ensembles as indicated in the student
handbook. Ensemble placement is by audition, only.
FALL 2021 AUDITION INFORMATION
Audition excerpts and processes
for all instrument groups will be available below by August 1,
2021. Please direct audition questions to Professor Kevin Tutt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We expect a regular audition, rehearsal, and performance schedule.
Auditions will be held August 28 and 29 by instrument groups. Students
auditioning will all arrive at the same time, be assigned a number,
and perform their audition behind a screen. Audition preparation time
is consistent with the time required to prepare ensemble parts during
a regular semester. Students interested in auditioning should prepare
for the release of excerpts by practicing fundamental tone,
intonation, and techniques exercises every day. Students should also
engage in regular sight-reading exercises every day. The
ability to read and interpret music on sight is a learnable skill that
is fundamental to success as a musician.
Ensemble Auditions Page