Department of Music

2005 Ensemble Positions

The Virginia Tech Music Department will be holding auditions open to all Virginia Tech students for the following ensembles during the first week of classes, August 22-26:

University Symphonic Wind Ensemble and University Chamber Winds: USWE is Virginia Tech's premier wind band and consists of 55-60 instrumentalists.  To sign up for an audition time, please visit 242-S Squires Student Center. Contact director Patrick Casey at or 231-5503 for more information.

University Symphony Band: The ensemble performs a variety of symphonic band works, including traditional and contemporary wind literature and consists of approximately 80 instrumentalists. To sign up for an audition time, please visit 242-F Squires Student Center. Contact director David McKee at or 231-5704.

University Choirs (Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Women's Chorale, Men's Chorus and Symphonic Chorus):  Contact director Brian Gendron at, 231-8502, or visit 242-P Squires to sign up for an audition time.  A prepared piece is not necessary, as the audition consists of vocalizing and sight-reading. Over 200 total voices needed.

University Jazz Ensemble:  Informational meeting on August 23 at 12:30 p.m. in 243 Squires.  Auditions will be held August 24 and 25.  To sign up, please visit 240 Squires or contact director James Miley at

New River Valley Symphony:  Contact conductor James Glazebrook at or 231-8501 to schedule an audition time or for more information.

Early Music Ensemble:  Students interested in learning and performing music of the medieval, renaissance and baroque periods should contact director John Howell at or at 157 Squires, or call 231-8411 to determine whether an audition is required.  Both singers and instrumentalists are needed.

For more information on the Virginia Tech Music Department or public events presented by the department, please visit or call 231-5200.