The College of Arts and Architecture

Ensemble Auditions

Choirs

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

Monday, January 9 - Wednesday, January 11, 2017; 9:30 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 Music Building I.

For Essence of Joy

There are no Spring 2017 openings for Essence of Joy. Please consider auditioning in Fall 2017.


Opera Theatre: Please access Opera Theatre Auditions.


Bands

For Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band:

Monday, January 9 - Friday, January 13, 2017

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:

To be announced.

Orchestras

For Philharmonic Orchestra

Monday, January 9-Friday, January 13, 2017

Auditions are required. Current students should prepare excerpts from Gustav Mahler's "Symphony No. 5." New students should prepare the Mahler excerpts and also perform a solo of their choice. Please contact Professor Edelstein at gfe1@psu.edu for excerpt information.

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, January 9, 2017

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

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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