Perform with Us!
The School of Music welcomes all students to participate in vocal and instrumental ensembles, regardless of major! Ensemble placements take place each fall during Orientation week. We look forward to seeing you!
Adelphian Concert Choir, Dorian Singers, and Voci d’Amici
Contact: Dr. Steven Zopfi
All Choral Placements consist of:
- Singing a short song that best shows off your voice. There will be a pianist available if needed but you may sing unaccompanied if preferred. Familiar songs will be available if you do not have a prepared song.
- Tonal Memory patterns
- Short Sight-reading excerpts
You may sign up for Chorale directly without a Choral Placement if you wish. Please contact Dr. Steven Zopfi for more information.
Ensemble Placements for Incoming Choral Students
Ensemble Placements for Returning Choral Students
Strings and Harp
Contacts: Dr. Maria Sampen, Violin and Director of Strings; Dr. Anna Wittstruck, Director of Orchestra; and Professor Alistair MacRae, Cello and Director of Chamber Music.
Students will need to prepare a 3-5 minute solo (or excerpt of a solo) that best represents your current playing.
Ensemble Placements for Incoming String Students
Ensemble Placements for Returning String Students
Woodwinds and Percussion
Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra
Contacts: Professor Minna Stelzner, Interim Director of Bands, and Dr. Anna Wittstruck, Director of Orchestra.
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.
You may sign up for Concert Band without completing an ensemble placement. Please email Dr. Anna Wittstruck for more information.
The placement process is twofold. First, sign up for a “get to know you” interview with our Director of Bands and Director of Orchestra. Second, all percussionists must attend a mandatory meeting and audition for ensemble placement on Tuesday, August 30, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
For audition requirements or percussion studio information, email Professor Jeffery Lund.
Ensemble Placements for Incoming Woodwind, Brass, Percussion Students
Ensemble Placements for Returning Woodwind, Brass, Percussion Students
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.
Ensemble Placements for Incoming Jazz Students
Ensemble Placements for Returning Jazz Students
For information regarding membership in chamber music ensembles visit pugetsound.edu/chambermusic or contact Professor Alistair MacRae.