Ensemble and Piano Auditions

All incoming and returning students will audition in the fall for ensembles and ensemble placement. Beginning Friday, August 18th, audition requirements and sign-up sheets for all auditions will be on the bulletin board outside of the School of Music Office, Music Building, Room 111. Audition slots fill quickly, so those who sign up earlier rather than later will have a broader selection of times.

Piano Lesson Auditions

Audition Required: Tuesday, August 22nd, Music Room 208 (WHITE orientation group), or Thursday, August 24th, Music Room 208 (MAROON orientation group), 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon.

Come prepared to play one to two solo pieces. You may be asked to sight read.

NOTE: Audition is not required for students who auditioned for the School of Music on piano in Spring 2017.

String Auditions: Symphony Orchestra

Audition required: Monday, August 28th (first day of classes), 1:00 -7:00 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.


Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion Auditions


Symphony Orchestra: Audition required. Orchestra placements will be determined by the Wind Ensemble audition.

Concert Band does not require an audition. The first rehearsal/orientation is Wednesday, August 30th 5:45 p.m. in Music Room L1.

Jazz Orchestra

Audition required: Tuesday, August 22nd (WHITE orientation group), or Thursday, August 24th (MAROON orientation group), 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m., Music Room L1. Returning students will audition on Monday, August 28th, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Music Room L1.

The audition consists of two contrasting excerpts, one fast and one slow, in jazz style. You will also be required to sight-read. If you are interested in improvising, be prepared to demonstrate your ability.

Auditions for Choral Ensembles and Opera Theater

Adelphian Concert Choir, Dorian Singers, Voci d'Amici:
Audition required: Tuesday, August 22nd (WHITE orientation group), or Thursday, August 24th (MAROON orientation group), 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Music Room L6. Returning students will audition on Sunday, August 27th, 1:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Music Room L6 or Monday, August 28th, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., L6

Please bring a prepared solo (art song, hymn, aria, folk song) if you have one. If you do not have a prepared solo there will be sample patriotic songs and hymns available to sing at the audition. Auditions are required for membership in Adelphian Concert Choir, Dorian Singers, and Voci d'Amici.

Chorale does not require an audition. The first rehearsal is Monday., August 28th at 3:30 p.m. in Kilworth.

Opera Theater auditions will take place in November for the spring production. An official audition announcement containing more information will be posted in October. Rehearsals for the production begin in January and continue through the performance dates, April 6-8, 2018. For questions, please contact Dr. Padula.

Choir Audition FAQ