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The UMBC Wind Ensemble
Brian Kaufman, director

The UMBC Wind Ensemble is comprised of exceptional woodwind, brass and percussion performers who enjoy the challenge of performing excellent concert literature.

Students are offered an opportunity to perform substantive music of various instrumentation and styles. The students perform a broad array of music literature both traditional and non-traditional, from the Renaissance to the present, as a basis for broadening their understanding, appreciation, and ability to perform all types of musical styles. The UMBC Wind Ensemble has a flexible approach to instrumentation, allowing for stylistic accuracy in the performance of everything from the large military band works of Gustav Holst to the chamber wind pieces of Mozart and Mendelssohn. The UMBC Wind Ensemble is also dedicated to the research and performance of the music of our time.


When does Wind Ensemble rehearse?
Monday, 7:00-10:00pm in the Fine Arts Building, Recital Hall

Who should audition for Wind Ensemble?
The UMBC Wind Ensemble is open to both music majors and non-majors with advanced experience on their instrument.



When are auditions for Wind Ensemble held and how do I sign up for a time?
Auditions are held in the first week of both Fall and Spring semesters. Please see the Wind Ensemble Audition page for details.


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