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The Northwest Wind Symphony performed in 2018 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri. (Northwest Missouri State University photos)

The Northwest Wind Symphony performed in 2018 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri. (Northwest Missouri State University photos)

Aug. 9, 2019

Students of all majors invited to audition for music ensembles

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The Northwest Jazz Ensemble performs in the annual Northwest Jazz Festival.

The Northwest Jazz Ensemble performs in the annual Northwest Jazz Festival.

The Celebration show choir performs a spring show each April. The vocal ensemble performs as the Madraliers during the fall semester.

The Celebration show choir performs a spring show each April. The vocal ensemble performs as the Madraliers during the fall semester.

Northwest Missouri State University music ensembles are conducting auditions for the 2019-20 academic year, and all Northwest students are invited to participate.

Northwest students participating in music ensembles may receive academic or activity credit.

Dates and locations of Northwest music ensembles and auditions are provided below with links to more information.

Jazz ensembles

Auditions for Northwest’s Jazz Ensemble and Studio Jazz Ensemble are Sunday, Aug. 18, through Tuesday, Aug. 20. A sign-up sheet will be posted one week prior to auditions outside of Room 116 of the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building.

Click here for audition materials and more information.

University Chorale, Tower Choir and Madraliers/Celebration show choir

The University Chorale is a large choral organization open to all students at Northwest. The Chorale presents a concert each semester, and its repertoire ranges from classical to gospel, and contemporary to Broadway. There is no audition requirement for membership in the Chorale.

Any student interested in becoming a member of Tower Choir or the Madraliers, which becomes the Celebration show choir during the spring semester, must audition. Auditions for Tower Choir and Madraliers/Northwest Celebration are Saturday, Aug. 17 through Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Click here for audition materials and more information.

Wind Symphony

Auditions for the Wind Symphony are Saturday, Aug. 17 for brass and percussion and Sunday, Aug. 18, for woodwinds.

Click here for audition materials and more information.

Orchestra Strings

Auditions for Orchestra Strings are Monday, Aug. 19, from 6-8 p.m. in Fine Arts Building Room 241. A sign-up sheet will be posted one week before auditions near the door of Room 116.

Wind and percussion placements will be based on Wind Symphony audition results.

Click here for audition materials and more information.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468