Instrumental Ensemble Auditions

The University Instrumental Music Program is recognized for innovative programming and superb musicianship in performance. During the past several years, over thirty new works for wind band, composed by CSU East Bay faculty, students, and alumni have received their premiere performances. The East Bay Wind Symphony has performed at the College Band Directors National Association Western/Northwestern Division Conference, the California Music Educators Association State Conference, the CMEA Bay Section Conference, and as a featured ensemble at the California Band Directors Association Conference and the Western States Collegiate Wind Band Festival.

The East Bay Wind Symphony is the core instrumental ensemble of CSUEB and is open to all university students (majors and non-majors) by audition. 

University Instrumental Ensemble Meeting Times, Fall 2017

  • East Bay Wind Symphony (Danielle Gaudry, director; Jeffrey Miller will direct in Fall 2017 only)
    Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:00 - 3:50 pm, MB1039
  • African Drumming Ensemble (Kwaku Manu, director)
    Thursdays, 12:00 - 1:50 pm, MB1527
  • String Ensemble (Danielle Gaudry, director; Joseph Hébert will direct in Fall 2017 only)
    Fridays, 12:00 - 1:40 pm, MB1527
  • Percussion Ensemble (Artie Storch, director)
    Fridays, 2:45 - 4:25 pm, MB1039
  • Jazz Ensemble Audition Information

Scheduling an audition: Auditions for Fall Quarter 2017 will be held September 18-20, 2017. All prospective students interested in participating in the Wind Symphony (including returning students) must sign up for an individual audition. Please contact the Music Department office at to schedule your audition.

Audition Procedure: All auditions are ten (10) minutes in length. Students are to prepare two contrasting excerpts to demonstrate both lyrical and technical aspects of playing (no accompaniment necessary). Students will be given sightreading excerpts. Auditions are open to all CSUEB students, regardless of major.

Students wishing to be considered for secondary instruments (piccolo, E-flat clarinet, tenor sax, baritone sax, etc.) are welcome to prepare an additional solo or etude excerpt for their audition, unless these instruments ARE their primary instruments.

Results: Audition results for Wind Symphony will be posted outside the rehearsal room (MB1039) on Friday (September 22, 2017).

For more information, contact the Music Department at (510) 885-3135 or email

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