A world of music and innovation in the Keweenaw Peninsula
Superior Winds concerts offer symphonic thrills, innovative programming, fruitful collaborations, and exciting premieres. These concerts feature music from the standard repertoire and often utilize innovative formats that include visual art, the spoken word, and dance. The ensemble makes its home in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, a hall acclaimed nationally for its acoustics and beauty. The ensemble is featured each year at the December Commencement and undertakes concert tours on behalf of the university throughout the Great Lakes region.
Superior Winds is comprised of select musicians, most of them students at Michigan Tech, who perform repertory representing a variety of historical and national styles. Remarkably, the ensemble is composed entirely of individuals who specialize professionally in fields other than music. Superior Winds musicians represent society's future architects, software designers, teachers, computer technicians, environmentalists, and engineers.
An audition is required of all musicians seeking admission to Michigan Tech Superior Winds. Auditions take place during the first week of the fall and spring semester and by appointment at all other times in the year. You may request detailed information about audition requirements by contacting the Arts Office.
Musicians interested in performing with Michigan Tech Superior Winds are invited to attend the ensemble’s first rehearsals each semester (end of August and beginning of January). You will be provided with information about openings, auditions, and schedule. Students enrolled at Michigan Tech also receive a syllabus with course requirements. Michigan Tech students: you are encouraged to enroll in the course, FA3401, before your audition takes place. This reserves the Monday and Wednesday evening rehearsal times on your schedule should you make the group; if you do not, the course can always be dropped. If you discover you have a course conflict with some portion of the rehearsal times but still wish to participate, contact Mike Christianson.
The musicians of Michigan Tech Superior Winds invite you to join them for enjoyable evenings of music in the Rozsa Center. Learn more about tickets.
Music educators in Michigan's Upper Peninsula may attend concerts of the Michigan Tech Superior Winds and Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra for no charge. Please call the Visual and Performing Arts Department 906-487-2067 for the necessary coupon to be mailed to you at your school.