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Large Instrumental Ensembles

Auditions for Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble will take place on August 26 (woodwinds and brass) and August 27 (strings). Sign-up sheets will be posted outside room 400 Crouse College during Opening Weekend.

  • Wind Ensemble meets MWF 12:45–2:05 p.m.  Please contact Dr. Bradley P. Ethington ( for more information. See the excerpts for your instrument to prepare below.
  • Orchestra meets MWF 3:45 -5:05 p.m. Please contact Dr. James Tapia ( for more information.  

The orchestra auditions for string players are 2 Scales (major, 2 or 3 octaves as requested by auditioning committee), a 2-3 minute prepared solo or etude of the student’s choice, and prepared excerpts for your instrument, below: