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Fall Auditions

Fall 2014 Audition Times for Music Ensembles

Orchestra/Wind Ensemble

Seating auditions for all students will occur throughout the first week of class. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the bulletin board the first day of class in Burton Hall of Music. Interested string players may contact Andy Strietelmeier at strietelmeier@denison.edu. Interested wind players may contact Mark Wade at wadem@denison.edu.

  • Thursday and Friday, August 28 & 29 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Mulberry 203 - violins, viola, cello, bass.
  • Tuesday, September 2 – 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Burke Rehearsal Room - winds, brass and percussion. Auditions are only required for new students, students who were not enrolled last semester or for students wanting to try out as section leader. Returning students do not need to audition.

  • Audition Requirements for Strings: Brief solo excerpt, at the choice of the student. If you do not have any solo prepared, orchestral excerpts may be use. A 3-octave scale is not required, but is recommended.

  • Audition Requirements for Winds and Percussion: Brief solo excerpt, at the choice of the student and sight reading.

All wind, brass and percussion students should register for Wind Ensemble and indicate their interest in playing in orchestra at the auditions.

The Jazz Ensemble

  • Monday, September 1 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Burke Rehearsal Room.
    Please report to Burke Rehearsal Room and be ready for your audition at 4:30 p.m.

Please email Pete Mills at mills@denison.edu for any questions you may have.

Singer’s Theater Workshop

  • Friday, August 29 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Burke Recital Hall.

Please report to Burke Rehearsal Room and be ready for your audition at 4:30 p.m.

All New Voice Students

  • Friday, August 29 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Burton 105.
    Please report to Burton 105 to meet with Dr. Smith and to be assigned a voice teacher.

Choral Ensembles

Auditions will be held:

  • Tuesday, August 26 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, August 27 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 28 – 2:30 – 5:00 pm
  • Friday, August 29 – 10:40 am – 11:40 am and 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Please schedule an audition time slot on-line at http://doodle.com/hduezfbakummkpak. If you cannot make one of these time slots, please make an appointment by contacting Dr. Wei Cheng. All auditions will take place in Burton 207–no prepared solos are required for Concert Choir. If you are interested in joining Chamber Singers, then a prepared solo is required.

We also offer a variety of ensembles that do not require an audition, which include:

  • Jazz Combo
  • Bluegrass Ensemble
  • String Chamber Music
  • Gospel Choir
  • Trumpet Ensemble
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Composition Seminar
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Balinese Gamelan Ensemble
  • Oboe Ensemble
  • Latin Jazz Percussion
  • Flute Ensemble
  • Saxophone Ensemble
  • Piano Chamber Music

Most freshmen enroll for private lessons and ensembles during June Orientation; however, you can enroll as late as the second week of the term. Please fill out a student schedule form, which can be located in the music office – Burton 101 when you arrive on campus or you can submit the form on line at http://denison.edu/forms/music-department-private-lesson-schedule-form.

The theory placement exam will be given on Wednesday, August 27 at 2:30-3:45 p.m. in Burton Room 14 (basement). This exam is for anyone who would like to test out of Theory I (MUS 104). It will consist of a written and aural portion.

Please do not hesitate to call us at 740-587-6220 or stop by the Music Office in Burton 101 for questions or assistance.

Posted Date: 
Friday, August 8, 2014