Perform with Us!
The School of Music welcomes all students to participate in vocal and instrumental ensembles, regardless of major! Ensemble placements for fall 2021 will take place during Orientation week. Check below for details. We look forward to seeing you!
Adelphian Concert Choir, Dorian Singers, and Voci d’Amici
Contact: Dr. Steven Zopfi
All Choral Placements will be held in Music Room L6 and will consist of:
- Singing a song that best shows off your “classical” choral voice (art song, aria, classically arranged folk-song). You may sing to a prepared accompaniment track or a cappella.
- Tonal Memory patterns
- Short Sight-reading excerpts
Incoming (new) student placements will be Monday, Aug. 23, 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 27, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Returning student placements will be Sunday, Aug. 29, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. and
Monday, Aug. 31, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. (all students welcome).
You may sign up for Chorale directly without a Choral Placement if you wish. Please contact Dr. Steven Zopfi for more information.
STRINGS AND HARP
Students will need to prepare a 3-5 minute solo (or excerpt of a solo) that best represents your current playing.
Incoming (new) student placements will be Monday, Aug. 23, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 27, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Returning students will need to complete the placement questionnaire and submit a recent recording of their playing.
WOODWINDS AND PERCUSSION
Woodwinds & Brass –
The placement consists of two contrasting excerpts demonstrating both lyrical and technical ability, a chromatic scale (full range, slurred, ascending and descending), and sight-reading.
The placement process is twofold. First, sign up for a “get to know you” interview with our Director of Bands and Director of Orchestra during one of the time slots provided on Monday, Aug. 23, 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. or Friday, Aug. 27, 12 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall. Second, all percussionists must attend a mandatory meeting and audition for Ensemble placements on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 6 – 8 p.m., Music L1.
You may sign up for Concert Band without completing an ensemble placement. Please email Dr. Gerard Morris for more information.
Contact: Tracy Knoop, Jazz Director.
The placement consists of two contrasting jazz excerpts, one fast and one slow. You will also be required to sight-read. If you are interested in improvising, be prepared to demonstrate your ability.
Monday, Aug. 23, 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. or Friday, Aug. 27, 12 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., in the music building Room L1. Second, all percussionists must attend a mandatory meeting and audition for Ensemble placements on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 6 – 8 p.m., Music L1.
Concert Band first rehearsal: Monday, Aug. 30 at 5:45 p.m. (no instruments required – informational meeting)
Wind Ensemble first rehearsal: Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 4 p.m.
Symphony Orchestra first rehearsal: Thursday, Sept. 2 at 4 p.m.
Jazz Orchestra first rehearsal: Thursday, Sept. 2 at 6:15 p.m.