Ensemble Auditions

A male conducting student leads the UT University Orchestra in Bates Recital Hall

Most ensembles are open to any student in the university, subject to a successful audition.

Auditions for strings, choir, opera and jazz took place in August for the entire academic year. 

University Orchestra

T Th 7-8:30pm


University Orchestra is open to all UT Austin students, regardless of major.

All auditions will take place on Sunday, January 14 in the Orchestra Room (MRH 2.118).

All performers will play a brief solo excerpt, such as the exposition of the first movement of a concerto or comparable excerpt (approximately 2 to 2.5 minutes in length) in addition to the required excerpts for your instrument, listed below. Performers should prepare all the excerpts, though they may not all be called in the audition.













Sign up for an audition time.

Register for your audition.

If you have questions about the UTUO 2024 Spring Auditions, please contact universityorchestra@gmail.com.

Brass, Woodwinds, & Percussion

(for ensembles in rotation) 

New Music Ensemble (M W F 12-2pm)
Opera Orchestra (M W F 12-2pm during productions)
Symphony Orchestra  (M W F 12-2pm)
Wind Ensemble (M W F 12-2pm)
Wind Symphony (M W F 2-4pm)


All music majors auditioning for ensembles are required to take the rotation audition. Non-majors also have the option of taking the rotation audition, however they are not required to. 

All auditions will take place in the Band Hall 2.114 unless otherwise notated.

Students are required to play the excerpts for your instruments, linked in the schedule below.


Sunday, November 26

Harp 5-6pm

Euphonium / Tuba 6-8:30pm

Monday, November 27

Oboe 12-2pm

Percussion 2-4:30pm

Bassoon 4:30-6:30pm

Wednesday, November 29

Saxophone 12-2pm

Flute 2-4pm

Tenor Trombone / Bass Trombone 4-6pm

Friday, December 1 in MRH 2.614

Clarinet 12-2:30pm

Horn 2:30-4:30pm

Trumpet 4:30-6:30pm


Register for your audition.

If you have any questions contact TA Drew Eary at eary.drew@utexas.edu

 Symphony Band

Symphony Band only auditions will take place via video submission. Students should prepare and record one excerpt of their choice from the Brass, Wind & Percussion audition excerpts above. Register and submit your audition video no later than Wednesday, January 17th at 11:59 pm. 

Please email either Drew Eary (eary.drew@utexas.edu) or Dr. Cliff Croomes (ccroomes@austin.utexas.edu) for more information.