Under the direction of Dr. Joshua Neuenschwander, the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra provide an opportunity for students to perform in well-respected, vibrant ensembles at Cornell. Comprising students of many majors, these courses are designed for both those who aspire to be professional musicians and for students who are pursuing other career paths who maintain a passion for music and a desire to continue performing music at a high level with others. Both the Wind Ensemble and Chamber Orchestra perform a diverse array of music, ranging from the core repertoire composed for each ensemble to the best newly composed music by current composers.

Chamber Orchestra meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-5:45 p.m., and Wind Ensemble meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5:45 p.m. Auditions are required for participation in both ensembles. 

Required audition excerpts

Fall 2021 audition recordings online submissions