Auditions

Ensemble Auditions

Each ensemble director will have their own criteria for admission and placement within their group. Please contact the director of the ensemble you wish to join for more information.

For Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, contact Jody Benecke.

For Symphonic Band and Orchestra, contact Dr. Jerome Fleg.

For Jazz Band, contact Mark Wardlaw.

For Jazz Combos, contact Bennett Friedman.


Applied Music & Scholarship Auditions

Auditions for Applied Music (individual lessons) are held on the first Friday of each semester. A sign-up sheet will be available in the Music Office during the first week of classes. See the Applied Music page for more information on our private lesson program.

Auditions for music scholarships are held each April for the following school year. Applications will be available from the Music Office in the Spring. A successful scholarship audition can also count for admission into the Applied Music program. See the Music Scholarships page for more information.

You should demonstrate sufficient skill to merit placement in a college-level performance ensemble. A piano accompanist will be provided if needed.

Singers should be prepared to sing a selection from the standard art song or operatic literature in Italian, English, German, or French. In some cases, a musical theatre selection is acceptable.

Instrumentalists should be prepared to play a short piece, étude, or excerpt of a larger work from the standard repertoire for your instrument.

Jazz Studies Students: For melody instruments, please be prepared to play a tune from standard jazz repertoire (both melody and improvisation). Rhythm section players (piano, guitar, bass, drums) should also be prepared to demonstrate accompaniment ("comping") skills in various styles. The use of pre-recorded backing tracks is acceptable for Jazz Studies auditions.