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Calling All Musicians!

Lake Erie College is expanding music opportunities for new and returning students to participate in an instrumental ensemble (brass, woodwinds, percussion and strings). The college offers talent-based scholarships to all eligible students. The amounts of music scholarships are based on ability, needs of the ensemble, and potential shown through audition (either live, virtual, or recorded). Students must audition by June 1, 2019 to be eligible for scholarships and auditions may be scheduled by contacting [email protected] Student who receive scholarships will be required to register for MU 211 Wind Ensemble for 1 credit hour. 

Auditions are for placement only and will not affect your ability to participate in the ensemble. However, previous instrumental experience is required.

Application Process


  •  Fill out the music interest form below or online.
  •  The ability to read music fluently is a requirement.
  • For now we are auditioning only wind, brass, percussion, and string instrumentalists.

Audition Instructions

  • Please be prepared to play up to two pieces in contrasting styles.
  • Music may be an excerpt from a band piece or from the Ohio Music Educators Association solo and ensemble list or those required from other states.

Contact LEC Admission

  • Once your interest form has been submitted you will be contacted by an LEC Admission representative to schedule your audition. 
  • For additional information or questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Meet the Faculty:
Dr. Mark Alpizar, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Ensembles

Southern California native, Mark Alpizar, has made his living entirely through musical endeavors since the age of nineteen when he taught private clarinet lessons, coached high-school marching band, sang in a busking barbershop quartet, and co-founded his first youth ensemble, the West Coast Winds. Since then he has enjoyed a multi-faceted and entrepreneurial career as a conductor, clarinetist, and music educator. To read more, visit markalpizar.com.

"I am thrilled to join the faculty of a prestigious and thriving institution like Lake Erie College and am eager to join the enthusiastic faculty and staff to create high-caliber performance experiences that will be available to the entire campus community"

D.M.A - Orchestra and Opera Conducting, Arizona State University
M.M. - Orchestral Conducting, Cal State Long Beach
B.M. - Music Education & Clarinet Performance, Cal State Long Beach

Audition Deadline June 1, 2019

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