Auditions

The following is the audition information for the 2014-2015 academic year. Please read and follow the instructions carefully for audition sign-up procedures.
 We will begin taking requests for auditions for the 2014-15 year the week of MONDAY, AUGUST 11TH, 2014

In order to sign up for a time, please fill out the Audition Signup form. You will receive a confirmation of your audition date and time, along with further instructions (location, requirements, etc.) via email.  

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AUDITION SCHEDULE 

PENN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA and PENN WIND ENSEMBLE

Returning students are required to sign up for an audition this year.

 

  • Wednesday, August 27th:  Wind/Brass/Percussion - Wind Ensemble only, 11am-2pm*
  • Thursday, August 28th:  Penn Symphony Orchestra, strings 10am-6pm; Wind/Brass/Percussion 1-4pm*
  • Friday, August 29th:  PSO strings 10am-6pm; Wind/Brass/Percussion 1-3pm*
  • Saturday, August 30th:  Combined auditions 10am-4pm; Combined ensemble audition date - STUDENTS AUDITIONING FOR PSO and/or PENN CHAMBER, PENN BAROQUE ENSEMBLE should audition on this date.
  • Tuesday, September 2nd:  Winds/Brass/Percussion - Wind Ensemble only, 10am-3pm*

 

*Wind/Brass/Percussion students who are interested in Penn Wind Ensemble and/or Penn Symphony Orchestra should audition during these times

Auditions will be held in Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium (34th and Spruce Streets).

Auditions will last approximately 6-7 minutes each; students will be assigned a 20-minute time slot during which the audition will be held.

Instrumental Ensembles: You will be asked to play 3-5 minutes of music of your choosing.  Please prepare selections that contain at least two contrasting styles (i.e. lyrical and technical).  Memorization is not required.

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Penn Baroque and Recorder Ensembles

 

  • Saturday, August 30th 10am-4pm (for combined auditions only) - Amado Recital Hall in Irvine Auditorium
  • Wednesday, September 3rd 4pm-9pm (for Baroque/Recorder only) - Rose Recital Hall, Room 419 in Fisher-Bennett Hall

 


Penn Chamber

 

  • Saturday, August 30th 10am-4pm (for combined auditions only) - Amado Recital Hall in Irvine Auditorium
  • Wednesday, September 3rd 4pm-9pm (for Penn Chamber only) - Rose Recital Hall, Room 419 in Fisher-Bennett Hall

 

Instrumental Ensembles: You will be asked to play 3-5 minutes of music of your choosing.  Please prepare selections that contain at least two contrasting styles (i.e. lyrical and technical).  Memorization is not required.

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University Choral Society/University Choir/Ancient Voices

 

  • Wednesday, Aug. 27-Thursday, Aug. 28th 11am-4pm
  • Tuesday, Sept. 2nd-Thursday Sept. 4th 11am-4pm
  • Monday, Sept. 8th-Tuesday Sept. 9th 11am-4pm

 

Auditions for all choral ensembles will be held in Room 231, Music Building (201 S. 34th Street)

There is nothing to prepare for these auditions. You will be asked to sing a series of vocal exercises at your audition. Some sight-reading skill is required for both smaller ensembles - Ancient Voices and the University Choir.

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Jazz Combos

Students interested in auditioning for the Jazz Combos should contact Dr. Matthew Clayton directly to set up a time.  Audition date:  Thursday, August 28th

Audition requirements for Jazz Combos

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Brazilian Samba Ensemble

Students interested in auditioning for the Samba Ensemble should contact Mike Stevens directly for information.  No audition is required.

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Arab Music Ensemble

Students interested in Arab Music Ensemble should the attend the first session on Thursday, Aug. 28th at 6:00pm in Room 102, Lerner Center (Music Building).

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Penn Flutes

Students interested in participating in Penn Flutes should contact Michele Kelly directly for information.

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Music 10

Auditions for the Music 10 Program are TBA.  Come to 227 Music Building to sign up for a time slot (sign up sheets are on the door).  The deadline to sign up for an audition is Friday, September 5.

Please remember that the Music 10 Program is open to music majors and minors only.

For more information on the Music 10 Program, click here.

 

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Requirements for Auditions

Choral Ensembles: There is nothing to prepare for these auditions. You will be asked to sing a series of vocal exercises at your audition. Some sight-reading skill is required for both smaller ensembles - Ancient Voices and the University Choir.

Instrumental Ensembles: You will be asked to play 3-5 minutes of music of your choosing.  Please prepare selections that contain at least two contrasting styles (i.e. lyrical and technical).  Memorization is not required.

Jazz Combos: Audition requirements for Jazz Combos

**All students auditioning for an ensemble must complete the Audition Information Form and submit it at your audition.

Rehearsal schedules can be found by visiting the Ensemble Page and clicking on the individual ensemble pages on the right.

Audition Signup

Select the ensemble or ensembles you wish to join.

Add a range of dates and times indicating your availability.