The College of Arts and Architecture

Ensemble Auditions

Choirs

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

Sunday, August 20; 12:30-4:00 p.m.

Monday, August 21-Thursday, August 24; 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 Music Building I.

For Essence of Joy

Sunday, August 20; 5:00 p.m. returning EOJ women; 6:00 p.m. returning EOJ men
Monday, August 21: 3:35 p.m. new soprano and alto auditionees
Wednesday, August 23; 3:35 pm. new tenor and bass auditionees

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, 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:

An audition is required. Please attend the first class meeting on January 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the Blue Band Building (MW 7-8:15 p.m.). If you cannot attend on Monday, please attend on Wednesday. You will be able to sign up for an audition at that time. Prepare to play four-five minutes of music of your choice (solo, etude, excerpts, or whatever you feel best demonstrates your performing ability). The Concert Band will begin reading music as an ensemble during the first week of classes. Please bring your instrument and all equipment needed to participate.    

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.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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