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UCBWE Auditions — Spring 2023

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Membership in the UCBWE is attained by audition only. Auditions take place at the beginning of each fall and spring semester and are open to all UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. Acceptance and placement decisions are made with the good of the group in mind. Should space prove to be limited, preference will be given to currently registered students first. Regular attendance is required at all rehearsals and performances. Admitted students are expected to enroll in Music 142. Auditions for the Spring 2023 semester will take place January 18-21 (Wed-Sat).

Step 1: Fill out Info Form

NOTE: Fall 2022 members do not need to complete these steps.

At your earliest convenience, please fill out and Audition Information Form. You will be asked to provide basic biographical information such as your name, contact details, and rental needs (if applicable). You will also be asked to briefly outline your musical background, training, and experience. Allow 10-15 minutes to complete.

Fill Out Audition Information Form

Step 2: Schedule Audition

In-person auditions (default) will be held in 3 Chavez Center during the days of January 18-21 (Wednesday-Saturday).
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Please schedule a 10-minute audition by logging into your account and then following the link below. If you do not have an account, please email the instructor directly.

Schedule Audition/Interview

Remote auditions can also be accepted through January 21 (the final day of in-person auditions). Remote auditions are great for those who may be traveling, who require or prefer a digital format, or who have temporary health/medical conditions that prevent playing an in-person audition. The method you choose (in-person vs. remote) will not affect your consideration or placement, but all members will be expected to attend in-person activities and rehearsals throughout the semester. Late auditions will only be accepted on an as-needed basis.

Step 3: Prepare Your Audition

Please bring a copy of your music to your audition! A photocopy is fine, or you may email or Airdrop a PDF of your music at your audition.

Audition Playing Requirements & FAQs

Looking for audition music? Feel free to use any of the etudes below! (Note: If you elect to use these etudes, you do not need to bring a printed copy to your audition.)

Flute Oboe Clarinet Bassoon Saxophone

Trumpet F Horn Trombone Euphonium Tuba

Mallet Percussion Snare Drum Timpani


Audition Results (initial)

Auditions remain open for oboe, saxophone, trumpet, (French) horn, euphonium, tuba, and percussion. Please contact the instructor if this might apply to you.

The first rehearsals will take place on Monday, January 23 (WE I) and Tuesday, January 24 (WE II) from 4-6 PM in 3 Chavez Center (map).

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