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Auditions

All members of the Harvard community are welcome to audition for the opportunity to play in the Wind Ensemble. Auditions are generally held in the fall semester during Freshmen Week or throughout the year by appointment. Auditions are meant to be low-stress, and mostly an opportunity for us to hear you play. To receive information about audition dates when the time comes, please join our mailing list here.

Auditions are now happening for the 2021-2022 season! These are required to join the ensemble, even if you have been participating in our virtual programming without taking an audition. We are holding join auditions with the Harvard Band, so please remember to select "WInd Ensemble" when signing up so we know who is who! Sign-ups for auditions can be found here

Audition requirements consist of the following:

  • Major scales, to demonstrate your technical ability, range, and tone quality.
  • One prepared piece to demonstrate musicianship.
  • One piece for sightreading, chosen at audition time.

Limited instruments are available to use for auditions. Please contact Band Director Mark Olson in advance if you will need to borrow an instrument.

If you have any questions, please contact Mark Olson or call 617.496.2263.