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.****

2018 AUDITION SCHEDULE


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PENN CHORAL ENSEMBLES:

University Choral Society

University Choir

Penn Collegium Musicum (formerly Ancient Voices)

 

  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28TH 11AM-5PM
  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29TH 12:30-5PM
  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30TH 11AM-8:30PM
  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31ST 11AM-2PM

 

ALL INTERESTED SINGERS - including past members:  PLEASE CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE PENN CHORAL ENSEMBLES AUDITION SIGN-UP FORM.  DO NOT fill out the instrumental audition form at the bottom of this page.

CLICK HERE FOR THE CHORAL ENSEMBLES AUDITION SIGN-UP SCHEDULE

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PENN JAZZ COMBOS

Students interested in auditioning for the Penn Jazz Combos should contact music director Dr. Matthew Clayton directly: mclayt@sas.upenn.edu.

Audition date: Thursday, August 30th 2018

Audition requirements for Penn Jazz Combos

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BRAZILIAN SAMBA ENSEMBLE

Students interested in the Brazilian Samba Ensemble should contact the music director, Mike Stephens: sambafreak13@gmail.com. No audition is required. The first session will be held on Monday, Sept. 10th.

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PENN ARAB MUSIC ENSEMBLE

Students interested in the Arab Music Ensemble should attend the first session on THURSDAY, AUG. 30TH at 6pm in the Lerner Center (Music Dept.), 201 S. 34th Street.

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PENN FLUTES

Students interested in participating in Penn Flutes should contact the music director, Michele Kelly: michelerelache@gmail.com

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RODIN OPERA SCENES

Students interested in participating in Rodin Opera Scenes should contact the music director, Lily Kass, to sign up for an audition: lilykass@sas.upenn.edu

Audition date: Friday, August 31st 2018, 5-7PM

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Singers: Please prepare a song or an aria that you are comfortable singing and that shows off your voice. We recommend pieces from the musical theater, art song, or opera repertoires. You are welcome to sing in English, Italian, German, or French. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a clearly printed extra copy of your music to your audition, preferably double-sided in a three-ring binder so that the accompanist can turn pages easily.

Pianists: Please contact Lily Kass at lilykass@sas.upenn.edu to receive music to a short aria to prepare before your audition. At the audition, you will accompany a singer singing the prepared aria.

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MARIAN ANDERSON PERFORMANCE PROGRAM (MUSIC 10)

Auditions will be held on Monday, Sept. 10 from 1:30-4pm and on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 2-4:30pm. Interested students should go to Room 227 (Dr. Michael Ketner, Director of Performance) to sign up for an audition. The deadline to sign up for an audition will be Thursday, Sept. 7. Please remember that this program is open to Music majors and minors only. For more details on the program, please visit this site.

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PENN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

PENN WIND ENSEMBLE

-Returning PENN WIND ENSEMBLE members are not required to re-audition

-Returning string players of the PENN ORCHESTRAS are NOT required to re-audition UNLESS you would like to be considered for the concertmaster chair or a section principal position

-All new/returning Wind/Brass of the PENN ORCHESTRAS are required to sign up for an audition

 

  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28TH:

10AM-12PM: Penn Wind Ensemble / Penn Symphony Orchestra - Wind/Brass/Percussion

12:30-5PM: Penn Symphony Orchestra - all instruments

 

  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29TH

10AM-12PM: Penn Wind Ensemble / Penn Symphony Orchestra - Wind/Brass/Percussion

12:30-6PM: Penn Symphony Orchestra - all instruments

 

 

  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30TH **STUDENTS INTERESTED IN AUDITIONING FOR THE PSO AND/OR PENN CHAMBER AND/OR PENN BAROQUE ENSEMBLE SHOULD AUDITION ON THIS DATE

 

10AM-12PM: Penn Wind Ensemble / Penn Symphony Orchestra - Wind/Brass/Percussion

12:30-7PM: Penn Symphony Orchestra / Penn Chamber / Penn Baroque Ensemble - all instruments

 

 

  • FRIDAY, AUG. 31ST

10AM-5PM: Penn Symphony Orchestra - all instruments

 

 

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PENN BAROQUE AND RECORDER ENSEMBLES

 

  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28TH 5-9PM (for Baroque Ensemble only)
  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30TH 12:30-7PM (for Baroque Ensemble and/or Penn Chamber and/or PSO)

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PENN CHAMBER

 

  • TUESDAY, AUG. 28TH 5-9PM (for Penn Chamber only)
  • THURSDAY, AUG. 30TH 12:30-7PM (for Penn Chamber and/or Baroque Ensemble and/or PSO)

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AUDITION REQUIREMENTS for Penn Wind Ensemble, Penn Symphony Orchestra, Penn Chamber, Penn Baroque Ensemble:

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.

CLICK >>HERE<< FOR THE INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE AUDITION SIGN-UP FORM