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!
2018-2019 Audition Information
Audition material will be posted on August 1, 2018.
Auditions dates and times will be posted as soon as they are finalized.
All Brass, Percussion, Strings and Woodwinds
All brass, percussion, string and woodwind students enrolled in applied music lessons are required to participate in Symphonic Wind Ensemble (MUS 112, MWF 1-2:20), Orchestra (MUS 103, TR 2:30-4:20) or Concert Band (MUS 102, MWF 2:30-3:50), 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 click here 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 email@example.com.
Audition Schedule for 2018 will be posted as soon as possible.
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.