Prep Winds Audition Information

Prep Winds Auditions 23/24 Season

Registration for the 23/24 season will open in October of 2023. Click here to complete the audition registration form

Audition date/time: TBD (Mid-Nov, 2023). Audition times will be emailed to registrants approx. one week prior to the audition date

Audition Location: Crescendo Academy of Music, 359 S Kalamazoo Mall # 12, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Audition Requirements

  1. Choose 2-3 minutes of an etude, solo work, or other music that best represents your ability.
  2. Be prepared to play the following scales:
    • C, F, Bb and Eb concert scales – 2 octaves if possible
    • 1-2 octave chromatic scale
  1. Sight reading


Additional Information:

  1. Scholarships are available for annual member dues, private lessons, and summer music camp experiences. Contact us to apply for a scholarship.
  2. Prep Winds begins in January and meets in Chenery Auditorium’s Reception Rm. on Sundays from 2:30 to 4:30 PM
  3. Students will be notified of results the week following auditions
  4. Returning Prep Winds members in good standing are pre-accepted for 2023/24, and are required to participate in this audition for chair placement.


Prep Winds is directed by respected performing and teaching artist Jesse Williams; he will be joined by a new co-director to be named shortly. We look forward to having you join us!

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