The College of Arts and Architecture

Ensemble Auditions

Choirs

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

Sunday, August 24, 2014; 12:30pm – 4:00pm

Monday, August 25 – Thursday, August 28, 2014; 9:00am - 12:00pm; 1:00pm - 4:00pm    

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.

For Essence of Joy

Sunday, August 24, 2014

4:00pm – Women, 5:30pm - Men
8:00pm -  All (required)

All auditions will take place in 110 Music Building I. You do not need to prepare anything in advance. For those not available on August 24, please contact Dr. Leach (atl105@psu.edu) prior to Monday, August 25 at 3:30 pm.


Opera Theatre: Contact Professor Ted Christopher at euc11@psu.edu


Concert Bands

For Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band:

Monday, August 25 - Friday, August 29, 2014

An audition is required. Auditions consist of 4-5 minutes of music of your choice (solo, etude, excerpts, or whatever you feel best demonstrates your performing ability) and sight reading. It is recommended that you prepare two contrasting selections, one lyrical and expressive, the other more technical and virtuosic.

Sign up for an audition time on the bulletin board outside of 103 Music Building II.

For Concert Band (choice of 2 sections):

There is NO audition required. Please register for Music 082 and attend the first rehearsal. There will be a short placement audition for seating purposes.


Orchestras

For Philharmonic Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra

Monday, August 25 - Friday, August 29, 2014

Sign up for 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

Monday, August 25

  • 3:30-5:00pm, all saxophones
  • 5:00-6:30pm, all trumpets
  • 6:30-8:00pm, all trombones

Tuesday, August 26

  • 6:30-8:00pm, all rhythm section instruments

For Combos

Tuesday, August 26

  • 8:00-10:00pm, all instruments

All auditions will be in 128 Music Building II.  If you cannot make the posted audition times due to class conflict, please contact Dan Yoder mdy3@psu.edu ( 863-4408) for an alternative audition.