OUWO is auditioning for a new conductor to direct the ensemble from Trinity Term 2017 to Hilary Term 2018. Auditions will take place on Thursday 2nd March 2017 (7th week). To apply please send a CV of relevant experience, a short paragraph explaining why you would like to conduct OUWO, and one programme of suitable repertoire for a concert of between 75 and 90 minutes, not including the interval. The submission should not exceed 1 page, and the programme should be given in order of intended performance. Applications, and any enquires about the position or the ensemble should be sent to the manager Joseph Evans (joseph.evans@chch.ox.ac.uk) by Saturday 18th February (5th week).

The Oxford University Wind Orchestra gives a large number of woodwind, brass and percussion players from across the University the opportunity to perform in a successful, friendly and talented ensemble. Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings during Full Term, culminating in at least one concert per term, with recent venues including the University Church, Keble College Chapel, the Wesley Memorial Church and St John’s College Auditorium.

OUWO is run and conducted entirely by students. A new conductor is appointed in Trinity Term each year following auditions in front of the whole orchestra; often (but not always) the conductor is appointed from within the ranks of the orchestra. You can view the current committee online. We pride ourselves on our friendly and relaxed atmosphere and lively social life, especially our post-concert parties!

Membership of OUWO is normally by audition at the beginning of the academic year. For more information, or if you wish to be considered for membership at any other point in the academic year, please see the page on joining OUWO. We are affiliated to OUMS, the Oxford University Music Society, and many of our members also perform in one or more of the other OUMS ensembles. For more information on the great work that OUMS does for music in Oxford see the video below.

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