Colleges and Schools

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, Level 1 (see the bulletin board across from the elevator). 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 2022 Ensemble 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 coming soon!

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!

Upper Voice Chorale, TBD

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, producing artistic director of Opera and Theatre, 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 p.m. in Hamming Hall. Bring your instruments and a writing utensil. Information will be shared regarding registration, instrument needs, etc.

Concert Band, Joe Lill

Please join us on the first Tuesday of class at 3:35 p.m. in Hamming Hall. Bring your instruments and a writing utensil. Information will be shared regarding registration, instrument needs, etc.

University Ministries Worship Teams Ensembles, Stephen Kelly

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

Gospel Choir, Terrance Smith

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

Chamber Music, Thomas Jefferson

Strings — see University Orchestra; Professor Thomas Jefferson will attend the first orchestra rehearsal with Professor Tom Zelle and provide instruction
Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion — please see Concert Band; Professor Thomas Jefferson will attend the first rehearsal with Professor Joe Lill and provide instructions
Vocalists — contact Thomas Jefferson
Pianist — contact Thomas Jefferson

Vocal Jazz, Joe Lill