Ensemble Information for Non-Music Majors

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(Updated April 2023)

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Auditions will be held in-person during the week of September 4 for the 2023-24 academic year. You must also complete a form and book your audition time online (available as of Aug. 15, 2023). 

Auditions for the 2023-2024 year are now complete.

Do you play an instrument or sing? Are you a current or incoming Western student?

If you answered "Yes" to both questions, consider auditioning for one of our outstanding music ensembles (If you're a current or confirmed incoming student in the Don Wright Faculty of Music, please click here for complete Ensemble info for Music students. The information below is specific to non-Music Western students.)

Being a member of an ensemble can be an integral part of your experience at Western. Our award-winning choral and instrumental groups perform a range of repertoire from early music to jazz.

  • Visit the Large Ensemble webpage for complete audition information, and rehearsal information once finalized. Each instrument has separate requirements.
  • Large ensemble auditions will take place in person during the the week of September 5.
  • The recommended audition excerpts for winds, brass, percussion, and strings are available in the sidebar on this page. Non-Music majors interested in auditioning for winds or brass, may substitute an etude of their own choice for one or two of the recommended excerpts. We hope to see lots of new faces at the large ensemble auditions, especially low brass players.
  • If possible, it is recommended that students keep the Monday to Thursday 3:30-5:20pm time slot open in order to be considered for the largest number of ensembles.
  • A wide variety of additional Music courses available for non-Music majors are listed here.

2023 Audition Information

Woodwind, Brass, Percussion and String instruments

Winds, brass, and percussion auditions will be on September 5, 6, 7 and string auditions will be on September 8. Students must also complete an Ensemble Information Form and book an audition time online


Choir Placements for the 2023-2024 academic year are now complete. If you have questions regarding our faculty choirs, please contact Dr. Mark Ramsay, Coordinator of Choral Activities, at mramsay9@uwo.ca.

Contact Information

Thank you for your interest! We look forward to seeing you in September. For more information on joining an Ensemble at the Don Wright Faculty of Music, please contact us.

Undergraduate Program Assistant
Catherine Fraser
Talbot College, room 210
519-661-2111 x85402

Undergraduate Program Assistant
Claire Naudi
Talbot College, room 210
519-661-2111 x85332