Participation in the Wind Ensemble requires an audition at the start of the Fall semester. All William & Mary students are eligible to audition and once accepted, will be able to register for their respective ensemble(s) on Banner.
Auditions will be held August 17-22, 2020. Due to recent policy changes, Wind Ensemble auditions will take place via Zoom. Sign up for an audition time here, and you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting. Please complete this form before your audition and email it to Dr. Marcus at email@example.com. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Marcus.
At your audition, come prepared to perform:
1. a short, lyrical piece of your choice
2. excerpts for your instrument posted below (prepare the sections bracketed in red)
3. sight reading
Chamber Winds Auditions
Students auditioning for the Wind Ensemble who wish to participate in a rich chamber music experience are invited to join the Chamber Winds. This performing ensemble is open to select Wind Ensemble musicians and rehearses on select Fridays from 4:00 – 5:00pm. The Chamber Winds’ repertoire focuses on ensemble music written for fewer than 15 players — including the great chamber works of Strauss, Dvořák, Stravinsky, Mozart, and others.
At the end of the audition period, students will be notified of audition results by email.
The 2020-2021 Audition excerpts are posted below!
(percussion: for your audition, choose any and all instruments for which you would like to be considered)