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UCBWE Auditions — Spring 2024

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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. Prospective members are required to audition, as are returning members who have completed 2 or fewer semesters. Returning members who have completed 3 or more of the past 4 semesters and are in good standing are automatically accepted. (Should space prove to be limited, preference will be given to currently registered students.) Admitted students are expected to enroll in Music 142. Regular attendance is required at all rehearsals and performances.

Step 1: Fill out Info Form

Please complete and submit the Spring 2024 Audition Information Form if you are new to the ensemble or re-auditioning. You will be asked to provide basic biographical information such as your name, contact details, and rental needs, if applicable. New members will be asked to briefly outline their musical background, training, and experience. Please allow 5-15 minutes to complete.

Spring 2024 Audition Information Form

Step 2: Schedule Audition & Attend Open House

New members and returning members with 1-2 completed semesters are required to audition. Returning members from at least 3 of the past 4 semesters who are in good standing are automatically accepted.

Live auditions will be held January 16-20 in Cesar Chavez Student Center (google maps), located in the basement level of the building. Enter through the northwest doors (JPG diagram) via a downward half-staircase. Audition dates and times are as follows:

  • Tue 1/16, 4-5 PM – Class Meeting & Information Session – All New & Returning Members Invited
  • Tue 1/16, 5-6:30 PM
  • Wed 1/17, 5-6:30 PM
  • Thu, 1/18, 4-8:30 PM (break 6-6:30)
  • Fri 1/19, 11 AM – 1 PM
  • Sat 1/20, 11 AM – 4 PM (break 1-1:30)
  • Other times by appointment

A sign-up sheet will be available on the bulletin board outside of 43 Chavez Student Center. Please come by in advance and sign up for a specific time, or come during any of the times listed above. If you choose the latter option, be prepared to wait or come back at a later time if there are no immediate times available. BRH (Band Rehearsal Hall) and a handful of practice rooms will be available for practice and warm-up.

Friendly UCBWE members will be present at all times to greet and guide you. They are there to answer your questions, usher you in and out of the audition room, and keep the process flowing smoothly for everyone. Please be sure to identify yourself and check in with them upon arrival!

(Not on campus January 16-20? Email the instructor to discuss options; please include a brief description of your circumstances.)

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


Spring 2024 Initial Results
Note: Use the tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet to view the two different ensembles.

First Rehearsals

Monday, 1/22 (WE I) and every Monday/Wednesday thereafter
Tuesday, 1/23 (WE II) and every Tuesday/Thursday thereafter

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