To become a member of an OU Bands ensemble, you should first apply to the University of Oklahoma. If you are majoring in Music, after your apply to the university, you must also apply to the School of Music.
There are no specific applications to audition for an ensemble. Please go to our auditions page to find more detailed information about audition requirements for each ensemble.
We will continue to update this page with more information. In the meantime, please use our Information Request Form to request information.
In addition to applying for admission, interested graduate students should submit the following:
Send materials to: Dr. William K. Wakefield, 500 West Boyd, Suite 116, Norman, OK 73019.
Prospective students who meet the criteria for entrance to the Graduate College and School of Music are reviewed by the band conducting faculty and selectively invited to audition for the wind conducting program on the basis of submitted materials for Wind Conducting Program in the School of Music.
An event specifically designed for students who:
Thanks for your interest in auditioning for an OU Bands non-major scholarship! To receive consideration for a non-major band scholarship, you will need to do the following:
NEW PROCEDURE for 2013 Applicants
Step 1 Apply to OU: http://www.ou.edu/go2/admissions.html
Step 2 Get Accepted to OU: After being accepted to OU you will receive information about your log-in to access Ozone: https://ozone.ou.edu/cp/home/displaylogin
Step 3 Non-Major Scholarship Application: After logging into Ozone click on the “Money Tab”. Locate the “Scholarship Information” box and scroll down to “Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts Students,” click on the “2013-2014 Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts Scholarship Application” link. (Disclaimer: The listed March 1, 2013 deadline DOES NOT APPLY to the University of Oklahoma Bands Non-Major Scholarship Application; the deadline is: Monday, April 15, 2013.)
Deadline for submitting application materials: Monday, April 15, 2013
Perform an on-campus audition on Saturday, April 27, 2013
Step 4 Preparing audition material: After completing the web-based application, your on-campus audition will consist of two etudes that you will select. Please choose one technical and one lyrical etude to display your musical abilities.
Scholarship funds are awarded to band students on the basis of individual achievements for educational experiences at the University of Oklahoma.
Once a scholarship is received the student may retain the award by following the criteria below:
Questions? Contact Brian Wolfe, Audition Coordinator via email or at 405.325.2731.
|7:30 AM-10:00 AM||Registration||Gothic Hall (East entrance of Catlett Music Center)||
Please register as soon as you arrive for your audition
|8:00 AM||General Welcome||Pitman Recital Hall (CMC 101)||Everyone|
|8:30 AM - 11:10 AM||Audition||Schedule TBD|
|11:15 AM||Lunch (provided)||Newman Band Hall (CMC 116)||Everyone|
|11:30 AM||Student Question & Answer Session||Newman Band Hall (CMC 116)||Everyone|
|12:00 PM||Campus Tour||Optional|
The University of Oklahoma School of Music, Department of Bands offers .50 Graduate Teaching Assistantships beginning the fall of each year for students pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts or Master of Music degree in conducting. Graduate students are integrated into all aspects of the University Band program to create opportunities for professional and personal development. Conducting students work in a team environment with the band faculty, staff, student workers and other graduate students.
Graduate conducting students have opportunities to: