The College of Arts and Architecture

Ensemble Auditions

Choirs

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

Monday, January 11 - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

9:30a.m. - 12:00p.m.; 1:00 - 4:00p.m. each day

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

There are no openings in Essence of Joy for the spring 2016 semester.


Opera Theatre: Please access Opera Theatre Auditions.


Bands

For Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band:

Monday, January 11 - Friday, January 15, 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:

Monday, January 11 - Friday, January 15, 2016

An audition is required. Prepare to play four to five minutes of a music selection 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.

Auditions for Concert Band (Music 082) will be held at the Blue Band Building during the first week of classes. Please follow this link to sign up for an audition date and time.

For Campus Band:

There is no audition required. Simply register for Music 83 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

Monday, January 11 - Friday, January 15, 2016

Auditions are required for NEW string players only. Contact Benjamin Firer at bxf180@psu.edu to schedule a time. For the audition, 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.

Auditions for winds will be heard by Professor Glocke this semester. Please sign up for an audition time outside of 103 Music Building II. All wind auditions will take place in 103 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 11, 2016

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

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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