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EIU Bands Placement Audition and Registration Information


The Wind Symphony and Concert Band are the two concert bands on campus that require an audition. Ensemble placement auditions for fall 2022 will be handled via video submission. More details on the specifics of how to make and submit the video recording are forthcoming. Ensemble audition excerpts and instructions will be made available online (see below) by July 1st. Please check back on or after that date to print the excerpts for your instrument.

Once available, please practice the excerpts diligently, and be prepared to record your audition the week BEFORE classes begin. All music majors and any non-music majors who would like to audition for the EIU Wind Symphony should use the Wind Symphony audition excerpt link below to find the correct audition material. If you are a non-music major and you would lke to audition for the Concert Band, please use the Concert Band audition excerpt link below.


Wind Symphony (all music majors) Audition Excerpt Link and Audition Submission

Concert Band (non-music majors only) Audition Instuctions and Audition Submission



Students receive academic credit for participation in the bands. All performers must enroll in the course for the ensemble to which they are assigned. Students receive one hour of academic credit for each semester of participation. Most degree programs will accept band credit as a "free elective." We strongly encourage you to check with your department's academic advisers for details.

Applied Studies

Students may also study privately for academic credit. Applied study is available for all instruments through the Department of Music. Students must have professor approval to enroll in private lessons. For more information please contact the Department of Music at:

Phone: (217) 581-3010


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

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