Fall 2020 Millikin Symphonic Wind Ensemble Auditions

Membership in the MSWE is open to all Millikin students, regardless of major, by blind audition.

Auditions will be held in Kirkland room 136 on Sunday, August 23, 2020 from 11am-5pm. Sign-up sheets for specific audition times will be posted in the School of Music lobby one week prior to auditions. There will be an optional Meet and Greet Pizza Party on Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 12pm-2pm for all students auditioning for the MSWE if distancing requirements allow. Free pizza will be provided. 

The schedule below contains links to download and print your audition music. Percussion audition materials and times will be distributed by the percussion faculty and posted at the Percussion House. All students planning to participate in Symphonic Wind Ensemble are required to audition. The MSWE rehearses 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 rehearsal of the Fall 2020 semester will take place on Monday, August 24.

Audition excerpts are available via the following links. In addition to these required excerpts, sight reading may be included. 

2020 Audition Times

MSWE 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. Returning members may choose to wear concert dresses purchased before 2019-2020.

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.

For additional information, contact Corey Seapy