University 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 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.

Rehearsals & Performances

The UWE rehearses weekly on Tuesdays, 7:00-9:30 PM. The ensemble presents two to three concerts per year.

2023-24 Concert Dates:

  • Sunday, November 12, 3:00 PM, Logan Center for the Arts
  • Sunday, February 18, 3:00 PM, Logan Center for the Arts
  • Sunday, May 12, 2:00 PM, Logan Center for the Arts


Students interested in joining the University Wind Ensemble must audition at the beginning of Autumn Quarter. Please visit the Auditions page for complete information including audition requirements.