Instrumental Ensemble Auditions


Membership in the Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Millikin Chamber Winds 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. 

2022 Audition Schedule

Percussion Auditions: Saturday, August 20, 2022, time TBD, Percussion House. Contact Dr. Brunk ( with questions.

Woodwind and Brass Auditions: Sunday, August 21, 2022, 9:00am-6:00pm, Kirkland Fine Arts Center Room 136. Sign up at this link. Contact Dr. Seapy ( with questions.

String Auditions: Sunday, August 21, 2022, time and location 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. To sign up for an audition, please click the link above.

2022 Audition Excerpts

Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble Information

The MSWE and MSWE Chamber Players rehearse on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:05-4:45pm. Students must register for MO 122 or 322 to participate (1 credit). The first MSWE rehearsal of the Fall 2022 semester will take place on Monday, August 22.

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/bow tie/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.