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Northwest jazz ensembles and other music ensembles are conducting auditions for the 2021-22 academic year. (Northwest Missouri State University photos)

Northwest jazz ensembles and other music ensembles are conducting auditions for the 2021-22 academic year. (Northwest Missouri State University photos)

July 19, 2021

Students of all majors invited to audition for music ensembles

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Northwest Missouri State University music ensembles are conducting auditions for the 2021-22 academic year, and all Northwest students are invited to participate, regardless of major.

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

Click here for general information about auditioning for music ensembles at Northwest.

More detailed information and audition dates specific to each ensemble are provided below with additional links.

Instrumental ensembles

Jazz ensembles

Any student interested in becoming a member of Northwest jazz ensembles must submit a recorded audition. All audition submissions are due before Monday, Aug. 16.

Like all large ensembles at Northwest, the Studio Jazz Ensemble is open to all students at the University, regardless of major, and does not require an audition. Interested musicians should contact Dr. Robert Pippin by email at pippin@nwmissouri.edu and indicate the instrument they play.

Click here for jazz ensemble audition materials and more information.

Wind Symphony

Auditions for the Northwest Wind Symphony are Saturday, Aug. 14, for brass and percussion and Sunday, Aug. 15, for woodwinds. Any student interested in becoming a member of the Wind Symphony must audition.

Click here for Wind Symphony audition materials.

The Bearcat Marching Band

The Bearcat Marching Band

Concert Band

The Concert Band is new at Northwest this fall and, like all large ensembles, is open to all students at the University regardless of major; no audition is required. Interested musicians should contact Dr. Robert Pippin by email at pippin@nwmissouri.edu and indicate the instrument they play.

Bearcat Marching Band

Students interested in participating in the Bearcat Marching Band must register for mandatory camps as soon as possible. Camp dates and details as well as a season schedule are accessible by clicking the link below. For more information, email nwbands@nwmissouri.edu.

Click here to register for participation in the Bearcat Marching Band.

The Celebration choir

The Celebration choir

Vocal ensembles

University Chorale

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 University Chorale.

Tower Choir and Madraliers/Celebration show choir

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 the Madraliers/Celebration are Saturday, Aug. 14, through Tuesday, Aug. 17.

Click here for choral ensemble audition materials.

Media contact:

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