Auditions

PLEASE NOTE:  audition request forms will not be processed until AUGUST 4th, 2014.  Any audition forms submitted before this date will have to be re-submitted in order to be granted an audition.


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 on

MONDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 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.  Please fill out this form on or after August 4th. 

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AUDITION SCHEDULE 

Penn Symphony Orchestra/Penn Wind Ensemble:  RETURNING MEMBERS, please note the new AUDITION POLICY

Wednesday, August 27th 10am-4pm

Thursday, August 28th 10am-3pm

Friday, August 29th 10am-5pm

COMBINED large ensemble (PSO/PWE) and small ensemble (Chamber Music/Baroque):  Tuesday, September 2nd 10am-5pm*

*This date is reserved for students who wish to audition for multiple ensembles (PSO/PWE, Chamber Music, and/or Baroque)

Auditions for large ensembles 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.

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University Choral Society/University Choir/Ancient Voices

Wednesday, Aug. 27-Thursday, Sept. 11 (Exact dates and times TBA.) 

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

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Penn Baroque and Recorder Ensembles

Tuesday, September 2nd 10am-5pm (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

Tuesday, September 2nd 10am-5pm (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

 

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

 

Brazilian Samba Ensemble

Students interested in auditioning for the Samba Ensemble should contact Mike Stevens directly for information.

 

Arab Music Ensemble

Students interested in auditioning for the Arab Music Ensemble should contact Hanna Khouri directly for information.

 

Penn Flutes

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

 

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: In general, you should prepare 3-5 minutes of music of your choosing. Please prepare selections from works that demonstrate contrasting styles.

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.