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 the first week on campus 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.
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.