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College of Arts and Sciences School of Music

Ensemble Audition Requirements

The following content is applicable for ensemble auditions only. Audition information for specific instruments can be found under the appropriate Area Information links.

Vocal/Choral Ensemble Auditions

Vocal/Choral Ensemble Info

Auditions are required for Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Opera Workshop. In the fall semester, these auditions take place the weekend before classes begin. For the spring semester, these auditions take place in December during Closed Week. Contact Dr. Luethi if you are interested in Concert Choir or Chamber Singers and Dr. Wieck if you are interested in Opera Workshop.

University Singers and Treble Choir do not require auditions. Contact Dr. Myers if you have questions about getting involved.

More information about auditions is available HERE.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra

All Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra auditions occur the Sunday before classes begin each semester. Additional auditions can occur on Monday (Day 1) of the semester. For audition material and sign up times, contact Dr. Danh Pham.

Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band does not require an audition. Students interested in participating in a band, but not yet wishing to audition should attend the first rehearsal for Symphonic Band, which will occur on Monday, the first day of classes, in Kimbrough B48. Registration information will be provided at the first rehearsal.

Jazz Big Bands & Combos

Jazz ensemble auditions (big bands and combo and rhythm sections) for 2019-2020 will be on Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18, for all instruments except drums. Drum auditions will be Monday, August 19.

For information regarding how to sign up for an audition time and audition guidelines, click here.