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
Fall 2022 Large Ensemble Auditions
Auditions for ensembles (Wind Symphony, Orchestra, Jazz) are held prior to the beginning of each academic semester. Auditions are open to both music majors and non-majors.
Each studio professor will hold auditions on August 19, 20, or 21. Exact times and locations will be posted on August 12. Please play the excerpts in the order found in the packet. Make sure to download and prepare all the PDFs 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.
If you have any questions, please email Dr. Jim Daughters, Director of Bands, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.