Audition Information

Fall 2019

Illinois Wesleyan Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds


Results of your audition will determine which ensemble(s) you will be placed in. All musicians of any experience and ability are encouraged to audition! Musicians can play in both a wind band and the orchestra. For orchestra audition information click here. Auditions will be held in Dr. Ivanov’s office (Presser Hall 256).

Band auditions consist of:

  • Two prepared pieces of contrasting styles, each up to 2 minutes in length (chosen solos or etudes should demonstrate both technical and lyrical styles)
  • Assigned audition excerpts below.

Before your audition, you must:

  1. Complete an informational questionnaire by clicking here. This form will need to be completed prior to signing up for an audition time slot.
  2. Sign up for an audition time. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME SLOT If you are auditioning for both band and orchestra on the same instrument, you need to sign up for only ONE audition time.
  3. Print out and complete one audition sheet which can be found here. This form must be presented to the attending faculty at the time of your audition.


Please contact Dr. Ivanov for any questions regarding auditions or the IWU instrumental ensembles.

The Wind Ensemble rehearses Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12:30 to 1:50pm. All rehearsals are held in Presser Hall 167 and are lead by Dr. Ivanov ( Symphonic Winds rehearses Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00pm and Fridays from 4 to 5:30pm. All rehearsals are held in Presser Hall 167 and are lead by Prof. Gardner (

We look forward to seeing you at auditions!




Bass Clarinet




French horn