The College of Arts and Architecture

Ensemble Auditions

Choirs

For Concert Choir, Glee Club, Oriana Singers, University Choir, and Women's Chorale

Sunday, August 23 - Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sunday, 12:30-4:00 p.m.; Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; 1:00-4:00 p.m.   

You do not need to prepare anything in advance. Your vocal range will be tested, and your sightsinging and tonal memory skills will be assessed.

Sign up for an audition time on the bulletin board outside of 106 Music Building I. All auditions will take place in 106.

Concert Choir Only: Call-back auditions for potential members will be scheduled Monday-Thursday, 4:00-9:00 p.m. A final call-back audition for sopranos will occur Thursday, August 27 at 9:00 p.m.

For Essence of Joy

Sunday, August 23 - 110 Music Building I

  • 4:00 p.m. Women's Sectional for Returning Members
  • 5:00 p.m. Men's Sectional for Returning Members

Thursday, August 27 - 110 Music Building I

  • 3:30 p.m. Women's Sectional for Potential New Students
  • 5:00 p.m. Men's Sectional for Potential New Students

Opera Theatre: Please access Opera Theatre Auditions.


Concert Bands

For Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band:

Monday, August 24 - Friday, August 28, 2015

An audition is required. Prepare to play four-five minutes of music of your choice (solo, etude, excerpts, or whatever you feel best demonstrates your performing ability) and to sight-read. It is recommended that you prepare two contrasting selections, one lyrical and expressive, the other more technical and virtuosic.

Please go to the bulletin board outside of 103 Music Building II to sign up for an audition time. All auditions will take place in 103 Music Building II.

Note: Those who audition for Symphonic Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band, but who are not placed in one of these ensembles, are invited and encouraged to perform in one of the Concert Bands. Simply register for one of the sections of Music 82 and show up to the first rehearsal.

For Concert Bands:

There is no audition required. Register for either section of Music 82 and attend the first rehearsal. There will be a short placement audition (for seating purposes) during one of the first rehearsals.

Orchestras

For Philharmonic Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra

Monday, August 24 - Friday, August 28, 2015

Sign up for an audition time on the bulletin board outside of 104 Music Building II. Please prepare two contrasting selections from two different works. In addition, you will be asked to sight-read a section from a standard orchestral piece.

All auditions will take place in 104.

For Campus Orchestra

Auditions for all instruments will take place the first week of classes. Sign up for a time on the bulletin board outside of 104 Music Building II. Please prepare two contrasting pieces of your choice.


Jazz Bands and Combos

For Centre Dimensions, Inner Dimensions, Outer Dimensions, and Combos

All auditions occur in 128 Music Building II. No prepared piece is needed.

Monday, August 24

  • 5:30 p.m.    saxophones
  • 7:00 p.m.    trumpets

Tuesday, August 25

  • 5:30 p.m.    trombones
  • 7:30 p.m.    all rhythm section
  • 9:00 p.m.    all combos