Membership in the VCU Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the VCU Symphony is determined by auditions that are open to all qualified students. These auditions take place the first week of each semester and are heard by the conductors and the appropriate applied music faculty.
The VCU Symphonic Wind Ensemble meets for 80-minute rehearsals three times per week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. and typically performs twice each semester.
The VCU Symphony meets for 80-minute rehearsals three times per week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 1:30 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. and typically performs twice a semester.
Remember to keep your schedule as open as possible to accommodate the ensemble you are assigned to play in. Students may not request to be in a specific ensemble.
Please see the lists below for excerpts and audition sign up times regarding Fall 2023 auditions for instrumentalists in both the Symphonic Winds and the VCU Symphony.
Specific Instrument Audition Excerpts
- Clarinet excerpts
- Bassoon excerpts
- Horn excerpts
- Saxophone excerpts
- Trumpet excerpts
- Tenor Trombone excerpts
- Bass Trombone excerpts
- Euphonium excerpts
- Tuba excerpts
- Flute excerpts
- Oboe excerpts
Specific Instrument Audition Time Sign-up
When signing up for your audition time, please sign up using your V# and not your name.
Auditions will take place in the following locations:
- Wednesday August 23 in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
- Trumpet, 11-12:45
- Horn, 1:20-2:20
- Saxophones, 2:30-3:20
- Euphonium, 3:30-4PM
- Thursday August 24 in B15
- Clarinet, 10:00-10:50
- Flute, 11:00-12:00
- Thursday August 24 in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
- Tuba, 2:00-2:40
- Trombone, 2:40-3:48
- Double Reeds, 4:00-4:20
If you have any additional questions regarding Symphony auditions, please contact Daniel Myssyk, by email email@example.com with the subject “Audition Information Request.”
If you have any additional questions regarding Symphonic Wind Ensemble auditions, please contact Duane Coston, by email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Audition Information Request.”
Looking for information on our Concerto and Aria Competition? Competition rules and guidelines can be found here!