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Old Dominion University Wind Ensemble, Dr. Brian Diller, Conductor

ODU Wind Ensemble

We are thrilled that Dr. Tyler Austin joins ODU and the Diehn School of Music as the Director of Bands and Conductor of the ODU Wind Ensemble startng in the 2022-23 academic year! Dr. Austin is an experienced music educator, an accomplished conductor and bassoonist, and is an excellent addition to the Diehn School of Music faculty. Dr. Austin is also the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Maryland Chamber Winds.

The ODU Wind Ensemble​ is comprised of fifty of the finest wind and percussion musicians at Old Dominion University, and is dedicated to performing traditional concert band literature as well as new works just entering the repertoire. The Wind Ensemble performs multiple concerts on campus and additional concerts off-campus each semester, including tours, conferences, and outreach performances. Membership is open to all ODU students regardless of major.

The Wind Ensemble rehearses 2:00 pm to 3:10 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Please see the audition information below. For more information, contact Dr. Austin at tgaustin@odu.edu.


Hello Everyone,

We are exactly one month away from the first ODU Wind Ensemble rehearsal! I am looking forward to performing some great repertoire this fall, including Malcolm Arnold 'Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo', David Biedenbender 'dream of ember, dream of star', Katajh Copley 'Halcyon Hearts', Percy Grainger 'Ye Banks and Braes O Bonnie Doon' and 'Shephard's Hey', and the world premiere of a piece co-composed by me and my dear friend Danielle Fisher titled 'Does it stretch out its roots...'.

I am writing to reshare the general audition information that was previously provided by email via this Google Doc link:
ODU Wind Ensemble Fall '22 Audition Info Letter

Additionally, it is time to start scheduling your auditions! Please complete the following two steps to schedule an audition BEFORE the start of the Fall semester.

Fill out an Audition Information Form via the Google Form link below. The form contains specific information pertaining to audition scheduling.
Audition Information Form

Sign up for an audition time via the Google Sheet link below. As a reminder, Wind Ensemble auditions will take place Monday, August 29 - Wednesday, August 31 (Woodwinds/Brass), and Thursday, September 1 (Percussion ONLY).
Audition Sign-Up Sheet

Thank you,

Dr. Austin

2022-2023 Concert Season

All performances are held at the ODU University Theatre, 47th St. & Hampton Blvd., Norfolk unless otherwise noted.

October 20, 2022, 7:30 pm

December 8, 2022, 7:30 pm

February 23, 2023, 7:30 pm

April 6, 2023, 7:30 pm

Programs are subject to change. Unless otherwise noted, performances are free and open to the public.