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EIU Department of Music

Ensemble Placement Auditions


All string, woodwind, brass, and percussion music majors must audition for participation in orchestra and bands. Non-music majors are also welcome to audition for Wind Symphony and Eastern Symphony Orchestra.

Large Ensemble Audition Instructions:

Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion ensemble placement audtions will take place in-person, during the first three days of classes in the fall semester. Students should download, print, and practice the assigned excerpts and scales prescribed for their instrument. Audition excerpts will be released on this webpage on July 1st.

Audition day and time sign-ups will be available online on Monday, August 14th.  Ensemble directors and the appropriate applied teacher will be present for the placement auditions. More details about sign-ups are forthcoming. Check back on August 14th.

Please click below to download a pdf of your instrument-specific audition packet. Excerpts will be available July 1.


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Doudna Fine Arts Center
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

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