ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS -- COMING IN AUGUST!
AUDITION INFORMATION FOR DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC ENSEMBLES
Who should audition?
All students are invited to participate in the ensemble auditions for the Department of Music. Students who participated in the November or February auditions for the Department of Music are still required to audition for an ensemble in the fall.
Ensembles that require an audition are:
Chorale Chamber Concert Band
Men’s Choir Luce Concert Band
Women’s Choir Jazz Ensemble
Kantorei Symphony Orchestra
How are auditions scheduled?
Please fill out the card in your Music Audition card in your FOCUS folder and return it to the Music Table at the Student Services Fair (FOCUS, Day One) or at the Closing Session (FOCUS, Day Two). You may also request an audition by contacting the Music Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Entering Students only.)
If you don’t schedule an audition in advance, there will still be opportunities to sign up for an audition slot when you arrive on campus for Fall Welcome. Come to the VUCA (Center for the Arts) and sign up on the audition sheets outside of rooms 1518 and 1519.
When are auditions?
Auditions begin on Sunday, August 25 and run through Thursday, August 29. Some auditions will require a callback. Ensemble rosters are set by the end of that week.
What will happen at my audition?
For choral auditions, there is no preparation required. At the audition, the conductors will test your vocal range and take you through a variety of listening and singing exercises.
For band auditions, you do not need a prepared piece. Come to the Center for the Arts and collect the required audition excerpt, which you will play at the time of the audition. Excerpts will be available outside VUCA 1518. There are practice rooms in the Center for the Arts for you to use in preparation of the audition excerpt.
For orchestra auditions, you will be invited to play a portion of a prepared piece of your choice. There will also be a required audition excerpt, available outside VUCA 1518 prior to your audition. There are practice rooms in the Center for the Arts for you to use in preparation of the audition excerpt.
What happens if I audition into an ensemble different from the one on my schedule of classes?
Come to the first rehearsal of the ensemble in which you placed. The ensemble directors and the Department of Music office will assist you in making any changes to your schedule of classes.