Department of Music

St. Cloud State Wind Ensemble in the Department of Music

Ensemble

Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble is St. Cloud State’s premiere concert band, comprised of the finest wind and percussion musicians on campus. It is a creative arena for future music educators, performers, pre-professionals and music lovers alike to express themselves and support each other in music-making endeavors.

The ensemble is committed to the performance and promotion of the richest, most varied music for wind band, ranging from time-honored classics to world premieres of new music. The Wind Ensemble is known as one of the most innovative university music ensembles in the country by virtue of its imaginative programming, fostering of major and emerging composers, unique outreach programs to music education, and its commitment to making music meaningful in communities and in the lives of people.

How to join

Wind Ensemble is open to any student on campus, regardless of major. Interested students should register for MUSP 164 and attend the first class for assistance with joining.

Audition

Auditions will be requested by the conductor if needed for part assignments. New students may request an informal audition - a chance to meet the conductor and play a short piece of your choosing if they are unsure about joining. Percussionists, pianists and bass players are encouraged to demonstrate drum set styles or other styles you are familiar with. Music majors accepted into their respective applied studio do not need to audition.

 

For more information

Catharine Bushman (sabbatical 2021-2022)
csbushman@stcloudstate.edu
(320) 308-2082

David Lumley (Spring 2022 only)
david.lumley@stcloudstate.edu

Class credit

Wind Ensemble meets from 2-3:50 p.m. Monday & Wednesday. 

This ensemble can be taken for course credit, MUSP 164; counts in LEP Goal Area 6; and is repeatable for credit.

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