Ensemble Auditions

Ensembles are open to all members of the Brandeis community by audition, as are vocal private lessons and instrumental private lessons.

To schedule an audition time, students are asked to contact the ensemble/private lesson directors and/or follow the instructions below.

Fall 2024

Contact: Professor Neal Hampton

Audition requirements for the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra can be found here. Additional info about the ensemble can be found on the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra website.

Contact: Professor Joshua Gordon, Professor Julia Glenn

Hi all, and welcome to / welcome back to Brandeis! We're are excited to have you enrolled in chamber music, and look forward to hearing you play for us so that we can match you with your peers in a work and ensemble!

We ask that you play a short placement audition (one or two works, tell us your past experience and repertory if any), no more than 10 minutes, to help us know your level and experience. 

Location: Slosberg 215

Contact: Professor Robert Duff

To join either choir, you will need to sign up for a vocal hearing in the fall. 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 210

Contact: Ben Paulding, director

Any interested students can check out the first class of the semester on Wednesday, August 27, 5:40 pm. All are welcome!

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. 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

Contact: Professor Bob Nieske

Visit the Jazz Ensemble page for a full list of audition requirements.

Location: Slosberg 235

Contact: Tom Souza, conductor

Auditions will take place during the first week of classes. The signup sheet will be available in the lobby of Slosberg Music Center at the start of the semester.

Location: Slosberg Recital Hall