Symphony Band

Symphony Band onstage at hall auditorium
 Closeup of horns playing in symphony band concert at Hall Auditorium
 A view of the conductor from the center of the symphony band

The Miami University Symphony Band is offered every spring semester for students to study and perform the finest original and transcribed repertoire for wind band. Under the direction of Brooke Johnson, the ensemble typically performs concerts twice a year for the Miami community. Comprised of approximately fifty-five performers, the Symphony Band consists of music majors and students across the entire university, providing a challenging rehearsal and performance experience for qualified students. In addition to traditional works by composers such as Holst, Vaughan Williams, Persichetti, and Schuman, the ensemble performs works by emerging composers that are rapidly joining the standard repertoire.

Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, and Orchestral Winds Audition Instructions for Spring 2023

Audition Process

  • Woodwind and brass players wishing to perform in the Symphony Band, Symphony Orchestra, or Wind Ensemble take one audition to be considered for all ensembles.
  • Below you will find a link to the set of audition materials for Spring 2023 and a link to a Google calendar where you may sign up for an audition time. Find your instrument within the set and download the excerpts to prepare. Once you are ready fsign up for a 6-minute slot in the Google calendar link below.
  • You will also need to fill out the form contained in the Drive folder and bring it with you to your audition.
  • If you need to change your time, click on the event reservation in your personal calendar. You will see a trash can icon in the upper right. Click on this to cancel your reservation, then sign up for a new time.
  • The provided excerpts are optional. You may perform music of your own choice, but please select music that displays both expressive and technical aspects of your playing.
  • Please note that you must be signed into your Miami Google account in order to access these audition materials.

    Wind Audition Excerpts »

Audition Time Signup Procedure

  • Audition dates are Nov. 9th, 10th, 16th, and 18th.
  • There are no blocks of time for individual instruments, given the realities of having evening auditions at this point in the semester.
  • Please sign up for a slot at the earliest possible time you are prepared and available.
  • Times and locations are as follows:
    Wednesday, Nov 9th, 2022
    PRS 100: 7:30-10:00 pm

    Thursday, Nov 10, 2022
    PRS 100: 7:00-10:00 pm

    Wednesday, Nov 16th, 2022
    PRS 100: 7:30-10:00 pm

    Friday, Nov 18, 2022
    PRS 100: 7:00-10:00 pm
  • Please note that you must be signed into your Miami Google account in order to sign up for a time. Also note that you need to advance the calendar to your preferred date to see the appointments.
  • Wind Audition Time Signups »

  • If you have questions about a specific ensemble, please email the appropriate conductor. If you have an issue regarding your audition time, please email Professor Speck.