The College of Arts and Architecture

Ensemble Auditions

Choirs

For Concert Choir, Glee Club, Oriana Singers, and University Choir

Sunday, August 21; 12:30-4:00
Monday, August 22-Thursday, August 25; 9:00-12:00, 1:00-4:00

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 Music Building I.

For Essence of Joy

Sunday, August 21 - returning singers
Women, 5:00; Men, 6:00

Monday, August 22 - potential new singers
Women, 3:30; Men, 4:30

All Essence of Joy auditions will take place in 110 Music Building I.


Opera Theatre: Please access Opera Theatre Auditions.


Bands

For Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band:

Monday, August 22-Friday, August 26, 2016

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.


For Concert Band:

There is no audition required for the fall semester. Simply register for Music 82 and attend the first rehearsal. There will be a short placement audition (for seating purposes) during one of the first rehearsals.


For Marching Blue Band:

Please visit the Marching Blue Band website.


Orchestras

For Philharmonic Orchestra

Monday, August 22-Friday, August 26, 2016

Auditions are required. Please prepare two contrasting selections from two different works. In addition, you will be asked to sightread a section from a standard orchestral piece.

Please sign up for an audition time outside of 104 Music Building II. All auditions will take place in 104 Music Building II.

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 22, 2016

  • 3:30-5:00 p.m.   Saxophones
  • 5:00-6:30 p.m.   Trumpets
  • 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Trombones

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

  • 6:30 p.m.          Rhythm section
  • 8:00 p.m.          Combos