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 p.m. The ensemble presents two to three concerts per year.

2022-23 concerts:

  • Sunday, November 13, 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 19, 3:00 p.m.

Auditions

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.

Performance Program Virtual Information Session

On Thursday, August 18, 2022, Performance Program Director Barbara Schubert held an interactive virtual information session about the Department of Music's Performance Program. The event was recorded and is available to watch on YouTube.

Instrumental Ensembles and Programs Information Session

On Wednesday, September 7, 2022, Performance Program Director Barbara Schubert, University Wind Ensemble Director Nicholas Carlson, University Chamber Orchestra Director Matthew Sheppard, Percussion Ensemble Director John Corkill, and Jazz Ensemble Director Michael Allemana hosted an interactive virtual information session about the Department of Music's instrumental ensembles and programs. The event was recorded and is available to watch on YouTube.