The University of Evansville offers a variety of outstanding instrumental and vocal ensemble experiences. Our ensembles have performed at venues like Carnegie Hall and been recognized through invited performances by the American Choral Directors Association, College Band Directors National Association, Indiana Music Education Association, and the Elmhurst Jazz Festival. All ensembles perform concerts both on and off campus throughout the year.

UE Ensemble opportunities include:

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.

Audition Placement Information for Current Students

Jazz Ensemble Auditions will take place on beginning at 7:00 p.m. The signup sheet for audition times will be posted on Fine Arts Room 144 (Dr. Zifer's office) in the Krannert Hall of Art and Music.

The Audition will consist of:

  1. Blues Scales (you can use the scale sheet)
  2. Two Excerpts (see posted PDF's)
  3. Sight Reading

For further information, contact Dr. Timothy Zifer at tz3@evansville.edu.

Fall 2021 University Symphony Orchestra Seating Audition

To audition for the University Symphony Orchestra, the musician must play and video record:

  1. One, two- or three-octave scale of your choice.
  2. A brief solo (approximately two minutes long.)
  3. Audition Excerpts (excerpts provided below and all excerpts are marked with RED markers. *)

Note: Violinists wishing to be placed in the first violin section must play the Violin I excerpt and a three-octave scale.

Audition Schedule

  1. Monday, August 23, 2021
  2. Tuesday, August 24, 2021
  3. By appointment

Audition Signup Deadline: Friday, August 20, 2021

Sign up for an audition

For further information, contact Dr. Chun-Ming Chen at cc319@evansville.edu.

* If you have trouble seeing the red marks, please download the file and view it with a desktop or a laptop.

The UE Wind Ensemble audition will consist of prepared excerpts, two major scales (one in a flat key, one in a sharp key), chromatic scale (practical range of instrument).

Please email a recording of the above material to Dr. Steinsultz (ks306@evansville.edu) by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Audition results will be emailed on Thursday, August 27, 2020.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we plan to rehearse in smaller groups for shorter time periods. The personnel and rehearsal times will be emailed in advance. Please do not schedule other activities during the posted class time (Mondays at 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.)

For further information, please contact Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz (ks306@evansville.edu).

Rehearsals will begin Monday, August 31, 2020

Audition Excerpts

For information regarding fall 2021 ensemble placement auditions, please contact:

Jazz Band
Dr. Timothy Zifer, tz2@evansville.edu

Dr. Chun-Ming Chen, cc319@evansville.edu

Wind Ensemble
Dr. Kenneth Steinsultz, ks306@evansville.edu

Office Phone:

Office Email:

Office Location:
Room 133, Krannert Hall of Art and Music