Audition Spring 2017

Please fill out this interest form to receive more information and reminders about the McIntire Department of Music.

Baroque Orchestra

Students are expected to prepare 5 minutes of material with contrasting sections. Audition pieces should ideally have been composed prior to 1750. Contact David Sariti to audition or with any questions.

Bluegrass Ensemble - Auditions and Performs only in the Spring Semester

Contact Liza Flood before the first class meeting for more information or to schedule an audition.

Cavalier Marching Band - AUDITIONS ONLY IN FALL SEMESTER! 

If you are interested in joining the Cavalier Marching Band, please fill out the marching band interest form and be sure to visit the CMB website. Contact William Pease with any questions or email bands@virginia.edu.  Every member of the band will schedule  a short director meeting during the summer before their first year.  Most members will choose to do this during their orientation, but other arrangements can be made if needed.  Colorguard and percussion students will have auditions at our late summer pre-camp.

Chamber Music Seminar

Contact Ayn Balija with any questions.  Students should prepare 5-7 minutes of music (of their choosing) that best demonstrates their abilities.  Students who have played in chamber groups in past semesters may not need to re-audition, but should contact Prof.Balija with their intention to enroll.  Specific requests for groups or coaches can be made, but can't be guaranteed.  Students should wait for placement information before registering under the coach's section.

Chamber Singers

Sign-ups will be available in the lobby of Old Cabell Hall. Spring Auditions take place January 19th - 25th. No prepared piece is required. Auditions are used to determine vocal range and quality as well as sightsinging ability. Those interested in Chamber Singers must also be members of The University Singers. Email Michael Slon with any questions. 

Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia - AUDITIONS ONLY IN FALL SEMESTER!

Audition times are limited and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-up sheets will be placed in the Old Cabell Hall lobby beginning at 10:00am on Saturday, August 22nd 2015. Excerpts are provided by the Principal players of each section and are available in PDF form below.
If you are interested in auditioning for the Charlottesville Symphony, please fill out the audition interest form to receive more information and reminders.

Audition Guidelines.

Please click on the link to download your excerpt. These excerpts are provided for audition purposes only. 

Instrument Day Date Time Place
Violin Tue. 8/25/15 6:00-9:00pm 113 OCH
Violin Wed. 8/26/15 6:00-10:00pm B12 OCH
Viola Mon. 8/24/15 6:00-8:20pm 113 OCH
Cello Mon. 8/24/15 8:20-10:00pm 113 OCH
Bass Mon. 8/24/15 6:00-8:20pm 113 OCH
Flute Mon.  8/24/15 1:00-3:00pm B12 OCH
Oboe Mon.  8/24/15 3:15-4:15pm B12 OCH
Clarinet Tue. 8/25/15 1:00-2:00pm B12 OCH
Bassoon Mon.  8/24/15 4:45-5:45pm B12 OCH
Horn Wed. 8/26/15 5:00-7:00pm 107 OCH
Trumpet Wed. 8/26/15 5:00-7:00pm 107 OCH
Trombone Wed. 8/26/15 5:00-7:00pm 107 OCH
Percussion Wed. 8/26/15 8:00-10:00pm B18 OCH
*Additional audition times may be arranged in case of overflow or unavoidable conflicts.

Flute Ensemble

Students are expected to prepare two minutes of music on repertoire of your choice, best representing your ability. Interested students should contact Kelly Sulick with any questions.

Horn Ensemble

All UVA horn players are welcome to participate in the Horn Ensemble. The group receives weekly instruction and performs at least once each semester.
Students explore a variety of music genres and work to improve both ensemble and personal performance skills. 

Jazz Small Groups - AUDITIONS ONLY IN FALL SEMESTER!

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 7:30pm B18 Old Cabell Hall. Students may indicate their interest in either the big band or smaller jazz groups  (or both) at the time of the audition. The informal audition will consist of reading through a chart and improvising over a simple chord progression. Musicians will be notified of the audition results by the jazz faculty and are assigned to a group based on stated interest and ability. If you can't make the audition or callbacks (especially if you are a returning member), or if you have questions please write the jazz faculty at jazzfaculty@virginia.edu.  Participation is by instructor permission for all Jazz groups.

Spring Semester - Students interested in joining a group in the spring can contact the jazz faculty at jazzfaculty@virginia.edu, to let the faculty know of their interest and see if there are any slots open.

Jazz Ensemble AUDITIONS ONLY IN FALL SEMESTER!

The audition for both Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Combos (small groups) will be held on Thursday, August 27th, 2015 at 7:30pm in room B18 Old Cabell Hall.  Callbacks may be required. Students may indicate their interest in either the big band or smaller jazz groups at the time of the audition. The audition is open and won't require a prepared piece; students will read a chart as a group and will be asked to improvise over a simple chord progression.  If you can't make the audition or callbacks (especially if you are a returning member), or if you have questions please write the jazz performance faculty at jazzfaculty@virginia.edu. Participation is by instructor permission for all Jazz groups.

Spring Semester - Students interested in joining a group in the spring can contact the John D'earth at trumpetdearth@aol.com, to let the faculty know of their interest and see if there are any slots open.

Jazz Improvisation

If you have questions about Jazz Improvisation feel free to contact John D'earth at 434-295-2704.

Klezmer Ensemble

Admission by instructor permission. Audition is the first day of class in Spring 2016, Wednesday, January 20, 7:30-9:30pm, in 113 Old Cabell, or by appointment. Students can audition with any manner of piece to show their ability. This music was passed on orally from generation to generation, and many of the ornaments which are so integral to the klezmer sound can only be approximated by Western staff notation – not to mention the patterns of improvised variation which are the cornerstone of the style. The following instruments are sought: violin, viola, cello, bass, clarinet, flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba (and other low brass), percussion (drum set, xylophone), piano, and accordion, although others will also be considered. Restricted to instructor permission by audition. Please contact Joel Rubin with any questions.

New Music Ensemble

No preparation required, simply show up to the first class meeting with an open mind, some knowledge of modern composers, and the ability to play an instrument or sing. Contact I-Jen Fang with any questions.

Percussion Ensemble

Contact I-Jen Fang before the first class meeting to schedule an audition. The nature of the audition, types of music to be prepared, time, date, etc. will be discussed via e-mail.

Private Lesson Auditions (Piano & Voice)

New piano and voice students who would like to take private lessons should audition to be placed with the correct instructor.  Students wanting to take private lessons for any other instrument should contact the instructor (see faculty listing at music.virginia.edu/private-teachers.)

PIANO LESSON AUDITIONS:
Piano auditions on being held on Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 3:30-7pm in room 113. Auditions by appointment only, and students should contact John Mayhood at jfm2nd@virginia.edu to schedule a time. Students should plan to perform two contrasting pieces and memorization is optional but encouraged, especially for those playing at an advanced level.  (Private lessons are generally not available to beginning students, who should instead consider enrolling in MUSI 2302 or 2304, as appropriate.) Please email with any questions. 

VOICE LESSON AUDITIONS
Students can sign up for an audition time in the lobby of Old Cabell Hall. Please plan to sing a prepared piece (and a possible second selection of contrasting tempo/style). Auditionees should bring the printed music to the audition. An accompanist will be provided. Contact Pam Beasley (pbb2c@virginia.edu) if you have questions. Auditions take place Tuesday, January 19th 2016, 1-4 pm in room 107. Students can sign up for an audition time in the lobby of Old Cabell Hall.

Trombone Ensemble

Interested students should contact Nathaniel Lee at nxl4e@virginia.edu. The Trombone Ensemble is comprised of talented musicians from all schools within the University of Virginia. The group meets once a week and performs original works, popular transcriptions, arrangements and student compositions. The Trombone Ensemble will perform one concert per semester and will hold additional optional performances throughout the UVa and Charlottesville community. For more information please contact Nathaniel Lee at nxl4e@virginia.edu.

Trumpet Ensemble

The Trumpet Ensemble welcomes students from all majors and is led by trumpet faculty Chris Buchanan. For more information or to schedule an audition contact christopher.g.buchanan@gmail.com. Excerpts are for audition purposes only: 

Trumpet

University Singers

Sign-ups will be available in the lobby of Old Cabell Hall. Spring Auditions are taking place in Old Cabell Hall through Jan 22nd.  No prepared piece is required.  Sign up at usingers.youcanbook.me or in the lobby of Old Cabell Hall. More information at music.virginia.edu/usingers. Auditions are used to determine vocal range and quality as well as sightsinging ability. 
Recent highlights include Beethoven's Symphony #9 with the Charlottesville Symphony and an international concert tour to Europe, 2015-2016 Highlights include Poulenc's Gloria with the Charlottesville Symphony, and the Family Weekend and Family Holiday Concerts. Email Michael Slon mslon@virginia.edu with any questions.  If you are interested in auditioning for the University Singers please fill out the interest form to receive more information and reminders.

Wind Ensemble

Contact Bill Pease (wep4n@virginia.edu) to schedule an audition time. Woodwind and brass players should prepare no more than 4 minutes of material that showcases both technical and lyrical ability. A sightreading segment will also be provided. Percussion players should prepare a solo or exerpt for snare drum and/or mallet percussion. A sightreading segment will be given at the audition. Students may choose to audition on both snare and mallets but are not required to do so and may choose to audition on only one instrument. The Wind Ensemble performs one concert each semester in Charlottesville, with literature ranging from pops to contemporary to traditional band masterworks. The group also tours the mid-Atlantic every spring.

Woodwind Chamber Ensembles

Auditions for Woodwind Chambers Ensembles are concurrent with auditions for the Charlottesville Symphony. Students should prepare the given exerpts for the Charlottesville Symphony auditions and state their interest in chamber ensembles during their audition time. Contact Aaron Hill (ash7e@virginia.edu) with any questions.

AFFILIATED GROUPS

Oratorio Society of Virginia

Interested singers in all voice parts are encouraged to audition for Charlottesville’s longest running community chorus. The Oratorio Society of Virginia will hold fall auditions Wednesday and Thursday, September 9 and 10 from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Municipal Arts Center (MAC). Music Director Michael Slon, who is also Associate Professsor and Director of Choral Music at the University of Virginia, will conduct the 10-minute auditions for which no prepared piece is required. For more information, visit www.oratoriosociety.org, or contact Dory Hulse via email at Dory1333@embarqmail.com, or via telephone at (434)-242-1333.

Virginia Glee Club

The Virginia Glee Club is holding auditions Thursday, 1/26 from 1-5:30pm and Friday, 1/27 from 1-6:00pm in Old Cabell Hall. Audition for the greatest part of your college career! A fraternity of talent conducted by Grammy-award winning Frank Albinder, we offer any male with a desire a sing a chance to continue or expand their musical career via classical and contemporary music. Auditions are low-stress: no prepared piece necessary–just sign up and show up! Inquire of gleeclub-vicepresident@virginia.edu for more information!

Virginia Women's Chorus

Auditions for the Virginia Women’s Chorus will take place 1/25-1/29 in Old Cabell. Please visit  Virginia Women’s Chorus website for specific times and more information.  ***no need to prepare music***  If you enjoy singing a variety of repertoire (world, classical, contemporary, jazz, and more), we’d love to meet you. And if you are looking for an amazing group of talented and supportive students, you’re in the right place. The Chorus is committed to excellence and is more than an outstanding musical ensemble – it’s a community! Auditions are brief and low-stress, and no prepared music is required. For more information, please visit Virginia Women's Chorus website

**During auditons please give practice room priority to those students who are preparing for auditions.**

Address

McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu