UE's Department of Music offers five music degrees and a comprehensive curriculum.


The University of Evansville offers a variety of ensembles in both instrumental and vocal areas. Our ensembles perform concerts both on and off campus throughout the year.

  • Wind, String, Percussion Chamber Ensembles
  • University Choir, Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus, Kantorei
  • Jazz Band I, Jazz Band II
  • Opera Scenes, Opera Production
  • University Symphony Orchestra, String Ensemble
  • Wind Ensemble, University Band, Athletic Bands

Music is an integral part of the University's commitment to a liberal arts education. We welcome and encourage students from all other disciplines to participate along with our music majors in any of these ensembles.

Concert Season Brochure 2015-2016

Jazz Bands

Orchestra / String Ensemble

To audition for the University Symphony Orchestra, students must play:

  1. One 2 or 3 octave scale of your choice.
  2. A brief solo (approximately 2 minutes long.)
  3. Passages from Wagner’s Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (excerpts provided.)
    1. Winds/brass - please prepare the entire piece.
      Strings - please start at the first key change (E Major), where it says “Tempo I, ma un poco piu animato” and continue until the end.
    2. Please only play up until “Scene I”. Any music after Scene I is not part of the piece.

Note: Violinists wishing to be placed in the first violin section must play the Violin I excerpt.

Audition Schedule

  • Strings: Thursday, Aug 27, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. / 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Winds, Brass: Friday, Aug 28, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. / 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Percussion: Your orchestra audition will be in conjunction with the Wind Symphony audition, which is Wednesday, Aug 26, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Please sign up for an audition on the audition schedule, which can be found at FA104A. All auditions will be held in FA104A.

Wind Ensemble / University Band

Audition Schedule

  • Percussion: Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 8:00-10:00 p.m.
  • Woodwinds and Brass: Thursday, August 27, 2015, 3:00-10:00 p.m.

All auditions are in FA 103.
A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board across from FA 103.

Audition Excerpts