Texas Tech University

Performing Ensemble Auditions

All major performing ensembles at Texas Tech University are open to both music majors and non-music majors. Click the links below for audition materials for all instrumental ensembles and procedures. For further questions or information, please contact the appropriate personnel for your respective performance area.

Choral Ensembles

Click here for information regarding auditions for Choral Ensembles.

Winds, Brass, and Percussion

Fall 2021 Live Auditions: August 18th and 19th

Audition Schedule 


Concert Ensembles (Band and Orchestra): Click here to go to the Wind/Percussion Audition Repertoire.

University Band: This ensemble (MUEN 3103 204) is open to all and is non-auditioned. Students can sign up using CRN 35578.

Jazz - Click here for Jazz audition requirements.

Strings — University Symphony Orchestra

For more information about the University Symphony Orchestra and University String Orchestra, follow this link.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Auditions will start at 12pm. 

University Symphony Orchestra Auditions - Fall 2021

All Texas Tech University students are eligible to audition for University Symphony Orchestra 
Auditions will be held on Friday, August 20, 2021, 12pm - 1:45pm and 3:15pm - 8pm*
*Auditions might end earlier depending on the number of students auditioning.  

Audition Requirements:

All students are required to play: 

  • A short solo of choice (max. 2 minutes). For Double Bass, a concerto exposition is preferred. 
  • Orchestral excerpts for your instrument:

Audition Sign-Up 

If you missed the August 11 deadline, please go ahead and fill the form anyways.  

Please fill out the form in the link below for an audition slot by Tuesday, August 11. Once we have received your form, an audition time will be assigned to you which will be emailed and posted on the orchestra bulletin board near the practice rooms (room 119) on the first floor on Monday, August 16th.  

Strings — University String Orchestra

The String Orchestra is open to all Texas Tech students independently of your major!

Our first rehearsal will be held on Thursday, August 26, in the Band Hall, room 011 (basement) of the School of Music.

Everyone is absolutely welcome to this rehearsal.

There will be an informal placement audition over the subsequent rehearsals - more information will be given on the first rehearsal.

People who cannot make the first rehearsal are not at all barred from joining, and are welcome to get in touch by email to orchestra@ttu.edu