Perform at the highest level of winds: you'll do that here!

At Southeast, our Wind Symphony performs the highest level of wind band literature, including standard and contemporary works. Membership in the Southeast Wind Symphony is selective and auditions are held prior to the beginning of each academic semester. The Southeast Wind Symphony presents two performances each semester in the beautiful Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus. 

In fact, the Wind Symphony has performed many premieres of new literature for modern wind band by some of the world’s finest composers. 

The Chamber Winds consists of the finest wind and percussion students at the University. This group of students performs standard wind and percussion literature from quartets to mixed ensembles of 12 to 15 players. Admission into this elite wind and percussion ensemble is by audition and limited to students who are members of the Southeast Wind Symphony or University Symphony Orchestra. 

Wind Symphony Auditions  

Spring 2021 Large Ensemble Auditions 

Sunday, January 24, 2021 
River Campus Cultural Arts Center Room 155 

Southeast’s Wind Ensemble Auditions are held prior to the beginning of each academic semester. Auditions are open to both music majors and non-majors. 

Auditions will be held behind a screen. Feel free to play a few notes in the room before you begin your prepared material, but do not speak to the panel. When you are ready to begin, please play the excerpts in the order found in the packet. Make sure to download and prepare all the PDF’s for your instrument. 

Observe all printed tempo markings, dynamics, rests, and articulations. You are highly encouraged to seek out quality recordings in order to understand how the excerpt fits into piece as a whole, and to gain stylistic knowledge about the music. Begin preparations well in advance of the audition. 

Audition times are listed below. If you have a scheduling problem with the assigned time, please contact Dr. Gifford via email or by cell phone (573) 200-0549. 

  • Tuba: 10 a.m. 
  • Euphonium: 10:30 a.m. 
  • Trombone (Tenor and Bass): 10:45 a.m. 
  • Horn: 11:30 a.m. 
  • Trumpet: 12:15 p.m. 
  • Flute: 1 p.m. 
  • Piccolo: 1:30 p.m. 
  • Bb Clarinet: 2 p.m. (All Music Majors must audition on Soprano Clarinet) 
  • Saxophone: 3 p.m. (All Music Majors must audition on Alto Saxophone) 
  • Oboe: 3:45 p.m. 
  • Bassoon: 4:15 p.m. 
  • Percussion: 6 p.m. - Contact: Dr. Jim Daughters at jdaughters@semo.edu

Wind Symphony Calendar

The Southeast Wind Symphony presents two performances each semester in the beautiful Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University.

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