Greetings from the IWSO & IWWE,
On behalf of our large instrumental ensembles, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website and introduce you to our wonderful Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble at Illinois Wesleyan University. We have a rich history of music in our community and are excited to continue growing and enhancing the experience for our students and audiences. We look forward to seeing you in our ensemble or at our performances throughout the year.
Wesleyan has always been committed to providing quality music for the Bloomington area and IWU campus for many years. We have watched the ensembles flourish and trust this year will continue to elevate the music our students are making. Check out our audition page for ways to get connected with our ensembles if you are an IWU student. Also, make sure to mark your calendars with our numerous events throughout the Fall. It’s going to be a great semester!
Logan Campbell, Director of Large Instrumental Ensembles
“The Wind Ensemble at Illinois makes me feel as though I have a place where I belong. I know that my skills are valued and I know that I can make great music in a environment that is safe and conducive to my learning. During my time in this ensemble, I have felt that my personal growth has been exponential through my musical capabilities and my outside of class dedication. Overall, this ensemble has been one of my favorite ensemble experiences of my entire musical career.”Colby powers, class of 2024
Clarinet, Music Education
“Being in the Wind Ensemble at IWU gave me my first professional experience in sitting next to some amazing, dedicated musicians. I had the wonderful opportunity to solo with both the Wind Ensemble and the Symphony Orchestra my sophomore and junior years, and those experiences helped me realize my desire and potential to switch from an education focus to a performance route for my masters. IWU gave me an understanding on how a professional career in music works, and I wouldn’t be on the track I am without my experiences I gained there!”LINDSAY RING, CLASS OF ’21 EUPHONIUM, MUSIC EDUCATION MUSICIAN IN THE DC PREMIERE BAND, THE ARMY FLEET BAND
Illinois Wesleyan School of Music Website