Fall 2018 Auditions
To schedule an audition time, students are asked to contact the ensemble and private lesson directors and/or follow the instructions below.
Contact: Professor Robert Duff
Choral auditions will take place Sunday, August 26 - Wednesday, August 29. To join either choir, please sign up for a fall 2018 vocal hearing here! Vocal hearings are informal, and consist of (1) testing range of voice, (2) testing your ear for pitch replication, and (3) reading a short work together. No prepared work is required.
Location: Slosberg 211
Contact: Professor Bob Nieske
Auditions will take place on Wednesday, September 5 between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sign up will be available in the lobby of the Slosberg Music Center at the start of the semester. Visit the jazz ensemble page for a full list of audition requirements.
Location: Slosberg 235
Contact: Professor Sarah Mead
New and returning EME members are invited to attend the Early Music Ensemble Open House on Tuesday, September 4, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. where they can: meet the instruments, the players, and the director; learn about the ensemble; and schedule an informal audition.
Can't make it to the Open House? Email Sarah Mead with questions and to set up a time to meet.
Location: Slosberg Recital Hall
Contact: Tom Hall, director
Any interested students who want to check out the class can come to the first class of the semester, which will be Tuesday, September 4 at 6:30 p.m. Attendance at this first Introductory class is required for students who are new to the ensemble–returning students are welcome, but your attendance is not required. In this class, I will give an overview of the work we will be doing, and establish the foundations for the semester's exploration.
Location: Slosberg 212
What to Bring to Campus
Visit the webpages of the ensembles you plan to participate in for details about concert attire. For example, in the orchestra, men perform in tuxedos and women in black concert dress.
If you plan to take lessons or participate in an instrumental ensemble, bring a metronome.
Wind players participating in orchestra must own an electronic tuner such as the Korg CA-30, or one that produces musical tones in addition to indicating the pitch of the note you are playing. They can be ordered online or by calling 800-348-5003.