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Band Auditions

Participation in the UW-Eau Claire Band program is open to interested and qualified UW-Eau Claire students regardless of major area of study. Membership in the Wind Symphony and Symphony Band is determined by audition: however, auditions are not required to participate in the University Band, the Blugold Marching Band or Blugold Athletic Band.

Auditions for Wind Symphony and Symphony Band are conducted every semester during the first week of classes, and audition materials are available from each applied faculty member. For specific audition information, contact the appropriate UW-Eau Claire applied wind and percussion faculty member in your performance area.

Fall 2015 Wind Symphony, Symphony Band, and University Orchestra Auditions

Flute – Wednesday, September 2nd –4:15-6pm
Contact Dr. Stewart ( for Band audition materials
Contact Dr. Lane ( for Orchestra audition materials

Oboe –Thursday, September 3rd - 2–4pm

Contact Dr. Garvey ( for audition materials

Clarinet –Thursday, September 3rd - 11am–3pm
Contact Dr. Koprowski
( for audition materials

Bassoon –Thursday, September 3rd - 2–4pm

Contact Dr. Stewart ( for audition materials

Saxophone –Wednesday, September 2nd, 2-4pm

Contact Professor Shults ( for materials

Trumpet –Friday, September 4th - 9–11am

Contact Professor Baca ( for audition materials

French Horn –Thursday, September 3rd - 9am-3: 30pm

Contact Dr. Ormsby ( for audition materials

Trombone/Euphonium/Tuba –Thursday, September 3rd - 2–5pm

Contact Dr. Ostrander ( for trombone audition materials
Contact Dr. Young
( for euphonium and tuba audition materials

Percussion –Thursday, September 3rd - 9-9:50am, 11-11:50am and Friday, Sept. 4th - 9am–1pm
Contact Dr. Crowell (
croweljw@uwec.edufor audition materials

Jazz Ensembles

Thursday, September 3rd
Saxophones 12-2pm

Rhythm Section 2-3:30pm

Friday, September 4th
Trumpets 12-1:30pm
Trombones 1:30-3pm

Contact Professor Baca ( for materials

Contact Information:
Dr. John R. Stewart, director - Wind Symphony, Director of Bands
237 Haas Fine Arts Center
Department of Music and Theatre Arts
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, Wisconsin  54702-4004

Telephone: 715/836-4417