Seating Placement Audition Information

SeatingPlacementAuditions

 Seating auditions for the Fall semester will take place Monday, August 31st, and Tuesday, September 1st. If you are interested in participating in one of the ensembles, please print the excerpts below, and sign up for an audition time.
 

Voice part-checks will be held during Choral Ensemble meeting times.

No seating auditions are required for harpists. Placement will be determined by ensemble directors.

Students will be expected to arrive outside of the room assigned for their specific instrument at least 10 minutes prior to your audition.
You must have your instrument and music out, tuned and ready to perform at this time.

Jazz Auditions - Visit the JAZZ AUDITIONS web page for audition details.


 

To sign up for audition times, click below.

 
         
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If all audition slots are filled, or you have a legitimate time conflict, please e-mail Dr. Darden Purcell at dpurcel2@gmu.edu or Jim Carroll at jcarrol1@gmu.edu.
 
Voice
Part-checks will be held during the first week of classes, during ensemble times.
 
Harp
No seating auditions are required for harpists. Placement will be determined by ensemble directors.
 
For questions or concerns regarding auditions, please contact Melinda Wildman.

Click below for the audition excerpts.

 
Jazz (Instrumental & Vocal)
 
Instrumental Audition Piece: Caravan
 
INSTRUMENTALISTS:  The above link will provide you with appropriate chord charts and play-a-long recordings. You are responsible for finding/figuring out the melody. Be prepared to perform three choruses: melody for chorus one, improvise one chorus and finish with one chorus of melody. Sight-reading and scales will also be part of your audition.
 
VOCALISTS:  Sing one song of your choice (jazz preferred), sight-read a brief excerpt of a solo musical line and sing a brief tonal melody test. Please bring your own musical accompaniment/ backing track for either iPod or CD player.
 

 E-mail Dr. Purcell at dpurcel2@gmu.edu with any audition questions. 

 
 
 
 
       
 

   
       
  Oboe Clarinet  
       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tuba