Instrumental Ensemble Auditions

Membership in the Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble and newly formed MSWE Chamber Players is open to all Millikin woodwind, brass, and percussion students, regardless of major, by blind audition. ALL students who participate in MSWE are eligible for scholarship money! Membership in the Millikin Decatur Symphony Orchestra and Percussion Ensembles is also open to all students by blind audition. 

2021 Audition Schedule

Percussion Auditions: Saturday, August 21, 2021, 2:00-6:00pm, Percussion House. Contact Dr. Brunk ( with questions.

Woodwind and Brass Auditions: Sunday, August 22, 2021, 9:00am-6:00pm, Kirkland Fine Arts Center Room 136. Contact Dr. Seapy ( with questions.

String Auditions: Sunday, August 22, 2021, time TBD. Contact Dr. McClain ( with questions.

Audition excerpts are available at the following links. In addition to these required excerpts, sight reading may be included. Sign up information and specific times will be posted on this site and distributed via email at least one week prior to auditions. 

2021 Audition Excerpts

Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble Information

The MSWE and MSWE Chamber Players rehearse on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:00-4:45pm. Students must register for MO 122 or 322 to participate (1 credit - ensemble overload/tuition waivers available). The first MSWE rehearsal of the Fall 2021 semester will take place on Monday, August 23.

Concert Attire

Formal ALL Black – required for all MSWE members for every performance unless otherwise specified:

Option 1: Standard tuxedo or suit (black jacket – no tails, black pants, BLACK shirt, optional black tie/bowtie/vest/cummerbund), black dress shoes, and black socks
Option 2: Formal black dress (full length to at least the calf while seated, covered shoulders, and covered back) with black dress shoes.
Option 3: Formal black, long-sleeved blouse with long black skirt or dress pants (NOT tights or leggings). Black or nude hosiery and black dress shoes.