Performing in one of Webster University's premier instrumental ensembles gives students the opportunity to be an active part of the vibrant St. Louis musical arts community. On the setting of Webster's beautiful and historic St. Louis campus, students study and perform with some of the finest professional faculty in the nation and prepare themselves for extensive careers in performance, teaching and the music industry.
Students in the Webster University ensembles have worked with noted musicians such as Erik Harris, David Halen, Jan Gippo, David Berger, Daniel Schene and Pavel Ilyoshov. The learning environment at Webster allows students the unique opportunity to actively learn while performing alongside professional musicians and pedagogues.
The instrumental ensembles at Webster are open to all students who have experience on an instrument. We encourage all students of every discipline to further their talent by performing one of our many ensembles.
Webster Wind Ensemble
Webster University Chamber Orchestra
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Paul G. Davis, Webster Orchestras
James Martin, Webster Wind Ensemble
How to Join
Membership in Webster Instrumental Ensembles is open to all Webster students, regardless of major. Placement in ensembles is determined via auditions, which are open to all qualified students at the University. Placement auditions for Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion musicians take place the Sunday before the first week of classes of the fall term. Placement auditions for String musicians take place Tuesday evening during the first week of classes. All auditions are heard by the conductors and a panel of appropriate studio teachers.
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Instrumental Placement Auditions Each audition is five to seven minutes in length. Students are requested to perform solo material of their choice which demonstrates both the technical and expressive qualities of their performance, not to exceed three minutes in length. Students are also required to prepare a set of excerpts which are available online (see below) and in the lobby of the Thompson Music Building. Students may sign up for an audition time in the lobby of the Thompson Music Building on a signup sheet that will be posted no later than August 15th. Audition results will be posted on the Instrumental Ensembles Board, located on the first floor of the Thompson Music Building shortly after the completion of all auditions. Musicians will be placed in the appropriate ensemble according to instrumentation and student needs.