University Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble

Nicholas J. Carlson, director

The University Wind Ensemble is an auditioned group of 50 to 60 instrumentalists with a diverse range of musical interests and experience. Presenting one concert per quarter, the UWE focuses on modern literature conceived specifically for the wind ensemble medium, providing its members the opportunity to perform music by such renowned wind composers as Malcolm Arnold, Percy Grainger, Gustav Holst, Frank Ticheli, and more. Periodically the ensemble also regularly programs transcriptions of orchestral masterpieces by J. S. Bach, Mussorgsky, Prokofiev, and others. Membership includes talented undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, and community members who are dedicated to bringing a wide array of interesting music to the University community.

2019-20 Concert Dates


  • Tuesdays, 7:00-9:30 p.m., Logan Center Penthouse


Students interested in joining the University Wind Ensemble must sign up for an Instrumental Audition. Audition signup is on the 8th floor lobby of the Logan Center for the Arts beginning Monday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m. and continuing through Monday, September 30. The signup table will be staffed weekdays (M-F) from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on weekends (Sat/Sun) from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. The 2019 Instrumental Auditions will be held Wednesday, September 25 through Monday, September 30.  Sign up as early as possible for the best selection of audition times.

Please visit the Auditions page for complete information including audition requirements.