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.

Jazz Ensemble Auditions will take place on Wednesday, August 24 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in Fine Arts Room 144 (Dr. Zifer’s office).  The sign up sheet is on google docs and the link is below.

The Audition will consist of:

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

Sign up for a Jazz Ensemble audition

For further information, please contact Dr. Timothy Zifer (tz3@evansville.edu).

Fall 2023 University Symphony Orchestra Seating Audition

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

  1. One, two-octave, 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 21
  2. Tuesday, August 22
  3. By appointment
  4. Percussion: Parts will be assigned by Prof. Ross Erickson

Audition Signup Deadline: Friday, August 18.

Sign Up for an Audition

First rehearsal: Wednesday, August 23

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.

For further information, please contact Dr. Chun-Ming Chen (cc319@evansville.edu).

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), and sight reading.

Audition Schedule

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 2:00 - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 7:00 - 9:00pm
  • Thursday, August 25, 2022, 3:00 - 5:30pm

Auditions are held in Krannert Hall of Fine Arts, Room 103. Please sign up for an audition on the UE Bands bulletin board, across from FA 103.

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

Please note:  Wind Ensemble will not meet on Thursday, August 25, due to auditions. 

First rehearsal will be Tuesday, August 30, 2022

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