Symphonic Wind Ensemble Entrance and Chair Auditions

FALL 2013

Welcometo the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. The SWE is one of the premier performing groups at SSU and is open by audition to any student at the university.

Rehearsals are T/TH 3:00-4:50 pm in room 1028 at the Green Music Center.
The first rehearsal is Thursday, Aug.. 22 at 3:00 pm.

Entrance and Chair Auditions

  • Auditions will be held August 19-21, 2013 in the GMC Practice Studios.
  • All students and community members wishing to participate in the Wind Ensemble must audition.

Audition Days/Times

Monday, Aug. 19                    9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Aug.. 20                  9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, Aug. 21            9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

To Schedule an Audition

  • Contact Dr. Andy Collinsworth at to schedule an appointment.
  • Due to room scheduling, percussionists need to arrange their audition on Tuesday Aug. 20 between 3:00-5:00 pm.


Audition Materials

Audition music for all instruments is located in the pdf. Please open the file and scroll down to find and print the music for your instrument.
The Audition consists of:

  • Scales
  • Prepared excerpts
  • Sight Reading



  • Prepare for success— it’s better to practice the audition material more frequently for shorter amounts of time as opposed to "cramming" at the last minute.
  • Practice the audition material slowly with a metronome. Suggested metronome marks are provided on the audition music.
  • Plan to arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your audition in order to assemble your instrument and warm-up.