The UWSP Symphonic Wind Ensemble, founded in 1968 by Donald Greene, was the first ensemble of its kind in the state of Wisconsin. Throughout its esteemed history, the UWSP Wind Ensemble has performed at National, Regional, and State conventions and tours and continues to be an ensemble of artistic, imaginative, and collaborative excellence. This is the premier ensemble in the UWSP Symphonic Wind Ensemble family and is comprised of the most distinguished woodwind, brass, and percussionist students on campus. The UWSP Wind Ensemble often collaborates with world-renown soloists, composers, and conductors. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
The UWSP Wind Symphony is an ensemble composed primarily of music majors but also includes non-majors who are interested in performing at a very high level. The Wind Symphony’s repertoire includes traditional symphonic band repertoire and contemporary excursions. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions are held each semester for all instrumentalists wishing to be a member of the UWSP Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony. Any student enrolled at UWSP with previous experience on a wind or percussion instrument may audition for acceptance into these ensembles.
Each semester, auditions are held in the first several days of classes. Audition material is selected in coordination with Dr. Lynch and the applied music faculty and are made available to interested students at least four weeks prior to the start of each semester. Audition schedules are coordinated with Dr. Lynch and the applied music faculty. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in obtaining the audition material and scheduling an audition time.
Everyone is welcome to be a part of the Pointer Pep Band as we cheer our teams to victory. No audition is required and Pep Band is open to all students. The Pointer Pep Band performs at basketball and hockey games. Playing positions are guaranteed to performers of every ability; no audition is required. The group meets the first Thursday through March. For more information, please contact Jordan Held.
Andres Moran, Symphony Director (NFAC 322, 346-2027, firstname.lastname@example.org). The Symphony Orchestra performs the standard symphonic literature as well as works by contemporary composers and collaborates with the opera workshop and choirs in performances. It is open to any university student through audition.
Rehearsals: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,
Registration: MUS 342, Section 1, 1 or 2 credits.
*String seating auditions will take place during the first week of classes at the regularly scheduled time for orchestra rehearsals.
UWSP Campus Orchestra is a non-auditioned ensemble consisting primarily of students pursuing degrees outside of music. This ensemble also gives performing opportunities to music education majors honing their skills on secondary instruments. Campus Orchestra performs two evening concerts each semester.
Rehearsals: TR 3:00-3:50pm
Registration: MUS 142
Founded in 1924, the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 637 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for music and music-related disciplines and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other music-related endeavors.
The College of Fine Arts and Communication at UW-Stevens Point is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.