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Ensemble Auditions

Music ensembles are open to music majors and non-majors, and some groups require auditions. Any student interested in auditioning for an ensemble should sign up in Hanson Hall or Wilson Hall.  All auditions are held during the first week of fall classes. Some audition requirements are listed below; for more information, please contact the listed director or coordinator, or the Music Department office at 773-244-5630.  If you are interested in auditioning for the spring semester, please contact the ensemble director listed below.

Fall 2021 Auditions

University Orchestra, Tom Zelle

Please join us for rehearsal on the first Tuesday of class at 3:35 pm in Hanson Hall, Room 202. Bring your instrument!  Following rehearsal, we’ll meet with you individually to talk and also ask you to play a piece as well as one, one-octave major scale.

University Choir, Julia Davids

All students singing in University Choir, Women’s Chorale, and Chamber Singers need to complete a short placement audition. After this audition, students will be registered for a choral ensemble. Students should sign up for an audition. Auditions will be held in person in Anderson Chapel on Monday and Tuesday during the first week of class from 2:30-6 pm. In addition, students must fill out the Audition Form online prior to their audition.

Audition Form

Students do not need to prepare any music in advance of the audition but are encouraged to warm up their voices so that they can accurately demonstrate their range and tone quality. We look forward to hearing you! Students must be masked at all times, even when singing, and 6 ft distancing will be maintained.  

Women’s Chorale, Tom Tropp

See University Choir

Chamber Singers, Julia Davids

See University Choir

Opera, George Cederquist

Students — including non-majors — do not need to audition for Opera Workshop; simply enroll in the course, or contact George Cederquist, Artistic Director of Opera, to indicate interest. Repertoire will be assigned in consultation with the Director of the MMVP program.

Jazz Ensemble, Joe Lill

Please join us on the first Monday of class at 3:35 pm in Hamming Hall. Do not bring your instruments and bring a writing utensil.  Information will be shared regarding PPE (special masks for woodwind and brass players, plexiglass shields, water catchers, etc.), registration, instrument needs, etc.

Concert Band, Joe Lill

Please join us on the first Tuesday of class at 3:35 pm in Hamming Hall. Do not bring your instruments and bring a writing utensil.  Information will be shared regarding PPE (special masks for woodwind and brass players, plexiglass shields, water catchers, etc.), registration, instrument needs, etc.

University Ministries Worship Teams Ensembles, Stephen Kelly

Please join us on the first Tuesday of class at 4:15 pm in Anderson Chapel.

Gospel Choir, Terrance Smith and Stephen Kelly

Please join us for rehearsal on the first Tuesday of class at 6:30 pm in Anderson Chapel.

Chamber Music, Terree Shofner-Emrich

Strings — see University Orchestra; Dr. Shofner-Emrich will attend the meetings with Dr. Zelle on the first day of rehearsal
Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion — please see Concert Band; Dr. Shofner-Emrich will attend the first rehearsal and provide instructions
Vocalists — contact Terree Shofner-Emrich
Pianist — contact Terree Shofner-Emrich