For concert ensembles -
Both the UTSA Wind Ensemble and the UTSA Symphonic Band are two ensembles that require students to audition. These ensembles are comprised of both music and non-music majors. Audition dates and times will be updated per audition. Auditions happen at the start of each fall and spring semester. Band placements are determined by the students audition results.
The Department also offers a third option for students. The UTSA University Band is a non audition ensemble comprised mainly of non-music majors. It performs a standard three concert schedule each semester here at UTSA and offers students an enjoyable and fun musical outlet. All ensembles serve as hourly credits and serve towards the students cumulative GPA.
Fall 2017 Auditions - Monday, August 21st
All UTSA Music Majors are REQUIRED to audition. However, auditions for both the UTSA Wind Ensemble and the UTSA Symphonic band are open to both majors and non-music majors. For those non-music majors who are interested in performing in a non-audition ensemble, we suggest the UTSA University Band. For information on the UTSA University Band, please click - HERE
Auditions will consist of selected excerpts provided by all UTSA applied faculty. This music is available for download on this website at the bottom of this page. Scales and sight reading will be a part of the audition process as well.The link to audition sign-ups is directly below the excerpt downloads for each instrument. REMEMBER TO SIGN-UP FOR AN AUDITION SLOT ONLINE!
All auditions will be blind and judged by UTSA faculty.
Please note: For wind and percussion players who wish to enroll in the UTSA Orchestra - You must audition on this date as well using the same music provided. Orchestra seats are limited and will be offered to all who audition. However, offers are based off the performers scores. Orchestra seats will first be offered to those with the highest score and then move down the list. Orchestra is optional and open to both music and non-music majors.
AUDITION SIGN-UPS AND EXCERPTS ARE AVAILABLE BELOW:
For questions regarding UTSA Music auditions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org