Auditions

****PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION REGARDING AUDITIONS FOR DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC ENSEMBLES.  For the Instrumental Audition sign-up form at the bottom of this page, you will receive an email confirmation of your scheduled audition date and time after the webform is submitted.****

 

2019-2020 AUDITION SCHEDULE

 

MARIAN ANDERSON PERFORMANCE PROGRAM (MUSIC 10)

***Auditions for the Marian Anderson Performance Program will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 5 from 10am - 2pm (each day). The sign up sheet is on the door of room 227 Lerner Center (Dr. Ketner's office). You will be able to sign up beginning Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Each student will have a 15 minute block. No accompanist is required for the audition (for vocalists, a pianist will be provided, but there will be no rehearsal).

Please note that any student admitted to this program is required to perform in a Music Department ensemble throughout the year, so please make sure you have made audition arrangements for one of our ensembles prior to auditioning for the Marian Anderson program.

For more details on the program, please visit this site.

BRAZILIAN SAMBA ENSEMBLE

Students interested in the Brazilian Samba Ensemble should contact the music director, Mike Stevens: sambafreak13@gmail.com. The first session will be held on Monday, September 9, 2019 in Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street. No audition is required.  

PENN ARAB MUSIC ENSEMBLE

Students interested in the Arab Music Ensemble should attend the first session on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 6pm in the Lerner Center (Music Dept.), 201 S. 34th Street. No audition is required.

PENN BAROQUE AND RECORDER ENSEMBLES

Students interested in the Penn Baroque and Record Ensembles should complete the Instrumental Ensemble Audition Sign-up Form at the bottom of this page. You will receive an email confirmation of your scheduled audition date and time after the webform is submitted.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: You will be asked to play 3-5 minutes of music of your choosing. Please prepare selections (which can be from the same piece) that contain at least two contrasting styles - i.e. both lyrical and technical. Memorization is not required.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Baroque Ensemble and/or Penn Chamber

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29

12:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Baroque Ensembles and/or Penn Chamber and/or Penn Symphony Orchestra

 

PENN CHAMBER

Students interested in the Penn Chamber should complete the Instrumental Ensemble Audition Sign-up Form at the bottom of this page. You will receive an email confirmation of your scheduled audition date and time after the webform is submitted.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: You will be asked to play 3-5 minutes of music of your choosing. Please prepare selections (which can be from the same piece) that contain at least two contrasting styles - i.e. both lyrical and technical. Memorization is not required.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Baroque Ensemble and/or Penn Chamber

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 

12:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Baroque Ensembles and/or Penn Chamber and/or Penn Symphony Orchestra

 

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PENN CHORALE

PENN COLLEGIUM MUSICUM (formerly Ancient Voices)

OPERA AND MUSICAL THEATER WORKSHOP

ALL INTERESTED SINGERS (INCLUDING PAST MEMBERS): Please fill out the Vocal Arts Form at the bottom of this section. DO NOT fill out the Instrumental Audition Form at the bottom of this page.

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Please prepare a solo piece of your choice. Any song in any genre is fine. Pick something that you know well, so that you can demonstrate your vocal abilities. Singers who wish to be considered for the Penn Collegium Musicum should prepare part of an art song or aria if possible. We will also do some vocalizing to get to know your vocal range and timbre, as well as a short sight-reading excerpt. The audition will last about 10 minutes during the following dates and time:

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27

10 AM – 6 PM: Penn Collegium Musicum and/or Penn Chorale

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28

10 AM – 4 PM: Penn Collegium Musicum and/or Penn Chorale

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29

By Appointment: Penn Collegium Musicum and/or Penn Chorale

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30

10 AM – 2 PM: Opera and Musical Theater Workshop

 

>>CLICK HERE<< TO ACCESS THE VOCAL ARTS AUDITION SIGN-UP FORM.


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PENN FLUTES

Students interested in the Penn Flutes Ensemble should contact the music director, Michele Kelly: michelerelache@gmail.com. Auditions will be held by appointment on Thursday, August 29, 2019 and Friday, August 30, 2019 from 10am – 3pm in Fisher-Bennett Hall, 3340 Walnut Street.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: You will be asked to play 3-5 minutes of music of your choosing. Please prepare selections (which can be from the same piece) that contain at least two contrasting styles - i.e. both lyrical and technical. Memorization is not required.

 

PENN JAZZ COMBOS

Students interested in auditioning for the Penn Jazz Combos should contact the music director Dr. Matthew Clayton: mclayt@sas.upenn.edu. Auditions will be held by appointment on Thursday, August 29, 2019 in Fisher-Bennett Hall, 3340 Walnut Street.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: >>CLICK HERE<<

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PENN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PENN WIND ENSEMBLE

Students interested in the Penn Symphony Orchestra or Penn Wind Ensemble should complete the Instrumental Ensemble Audition Sign-up Form at the bottom of this page. You will receive an email confirmation of your scheduled audition date and time after the webform is submitted.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: You will be asked to play 3-5 minutes of music of your choosing. Please prepare selections (which can be from the same piece) that contain at least two contrasting styles - i.e. both lyrical and technical. Memorization is not required.

  • Returning string players of the PENN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA are NOT required to re-audition UNLESS you would like to be considered for the concertmaster chair or a section principal position.
  • All new or returning Wind/Brass players of the PENN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA are required to sign up for an audition.
  • Returning PENN WIND ENSEMBLE members are not required to re-audition.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27

10 AM – 12 PM: Penn Wind Ensemble and/or Penn Symphony Orchestra - Wind/Brass/Percussion
12:30 – 5 PM: Penn Symphony Orchestra - all instruments

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Penn Wind Ensemble / Penn Symphony Orchestra - Wind/Brass/Percussion
12:30 – 6:00 PM: Penn Symphony Orchestra - all instruments

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29 **STUDENTS INTERESTED IN AUDITIONING FOR THE PSO AND/OR PENN CHAMBER AND/OR PENN BAROQUE ENSEMBLE SHOULD AUDITION ON THIS DATE**

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Penn Wind Ensemble / Penn Symphony Orchestra - Wind/Brass/Percussion
12:30 – 7:00 PM: Penn Symphony Orchestra / Penn Chamber / Penn Baroque Ensemble - all instruments

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30

10 AM – 12 PM: Penn Wind Ensemble and/or Penn Symphony Orchestra - Wind/Brass/Percussion
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Penn Symphony Orchestra - all instruments

 

 

>>CLICK HERE<< TO ACCESS THE INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE AUDITION SIGN-UP FORM.