Auditions

*2017 AUDITION SIGN-UP WEBFORMS will be posted and processed starting TUESDAY, AUG. 1st, 2017*

Please check back beginning August 1 for the sign-up form.

2017 AUDITION SCHEDULE

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PENN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PENN WIND ENSEMBLE

-Returning PENN WIND ENSEMBLE members are not required to sign up for an audition- 
-RETURNING STRING PLAYERS of the PENN ORCHESTRAS are NOT required to sign up for an audition UNLESS you would like to be considered for the concertermastser chair or any section principal position-
-ALL PENN ORCHESTRA WIND AND BRASS players (new and returning) are required to sign up for an audition-
-FLUTE PLAYERS:  please see the collective FLUTE AUDITION date on Tuesday, Sept. 5-


  • Tuesday, August 29th:

10am-12pm PENN ORCHESTRAS+PENN WIND ENSEMBLE
Wind/Brass/Percussion* 
12-6pm PENN ORCHESTRAS
Strings/Wind/Brass/Percussion

 

  • Wednesday, Aug. 30th:

10am-12pm PENN ORCHESTRAS+PENN WIND ENSEMBLE
Wind/Brass/Percussion* 
12-6pm PENN ORCHESTRAS
Strings/Wind/Brass/Percussion


  • Thursday, Aug. 31st:  STUDENTS AUDITIONING FOR ORCHESTRA and/or PENN CHAMBER, PENN BAROQUE ENSEMBLE should audition on this date

10am-2pm PENN ORCHESTRAS+PENN WIND ENSEMBLE
Wind/Brass/Percussion*
 3pm-8pm PSO/Penn Chamber/Penn Baroque Ensemble



  • Friday, Sept. 1st:  

10am-3pm PENN ORCHESTRAS
 Strings/Wind/Brass/Percussion


  • Tuesday, Sept. 5:  FLUTE AUDITIONS

4:30-7:30pm Flute auditions for Penn Symphony Orchestra, Penn Baroque Ensemble, and Penn Flutes.  

 

 

 

*Wind/Brass/Percussion students who are interested in auditioning for both Penn Symphony Orchestra and Penn Wind Ensemble 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


  • Tuesday, August 29th 4:30-8:30pm (for Baroque/Recorder only)

  • Thursday, Aug. 31st 3pm-8pm (for combined auditions only)


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Penn Chamber


  • Tuesday, August 29th 4:30-8:30pm (for Penn Chamber only)

  • Thursday, August 31st 3pm-8pm (for combined auditions only)



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


  • Tuesday, Aug. 29 - Thursday, Aug. 31 11am-4pm

  • Tuesday, Sept. 5 - Thursday, Sept. 7 11am-4pm

  • Monday, Sept. 11 - Thursday, Sept. 14 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 (mclayt@sas.upenn.edu) directly to set up a time.  Audition date:  Thursday, August 31st

Audition requirements for Jazz Combos

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Brazilian Samba Ensemble

Students interested in auditioning for the Samba Ensemble should contact Mike Stevens (sambafreak13@gmail.com) 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 - date/location/time TBA

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Penn Flutes

Students interested in participating in Penn Flutes should contact Michele Kelly (michelerelache@gmail.com) directly for information.

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Music 10

Auditions for the Music 10 Program - TBA 

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.