Please fill out this interest form to receive more information and reminders about the McIntire Department of Music.
African Music and Dance Ensemble
Students interested in African Music and Dance Ensemble should enroll in the course (MUEN 2690, MUEN 3690, or MUEN 4690, depending on student seniority in the ensemble). No previous experience with music or dance is required. Prerequisites: By audition on the first day of class.
Auditions will occur on Thursday, August 25, 5:00-6:30. A sign-up sheet for auditions will be posted the week prior. 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.
Contact Richard Will before the first class meeting for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Auditions will occur on Thursday, August 25, 5:00-6:30. A sign-up sheet for auditions will be posted the week prior. Contact David Sariti 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. Sariti 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.
Join UVA's chamber chorus, performing a cappella and accompanied music. Sign-ups will be available in the lobby of Old Cabell Hall, and auditions take place August 22-27th - those also interested in Chamber Singers should sign up to audition for The University Singers. (See the University Singers listing.) 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 10am on Saturday, August 20. Excerpts are provided by the Principal players of each section and will be 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.
Please click on the link to download your excerpt. These excerpts are provided for audition purposes only.
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 Ensemble - AUDITIONS ONLY IN FALL SEMESTER!
The audition for both Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Combos (small groups) will be held on Thursday, August 25th at 7:30pm in room B018 in 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 email@example.com. Participation is by instructor permission for all Jazz groups.
Spring Semester - Students interested in joining a group in the spring can contact John D'earth, to let the faculty know of their interest and see if there are any slots open.
Jazz Small Groups - AUDITIONS ONLY IN FALL SEMESTER!
Auditions will take place on Thursday, August 25th at 7:30pm in room B018 in 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com, to let the faculty know of their interest and see if there are any slots open.
If you have questions about Jazz Improvisation feel free to contact John D'earth at 434-295-2704.
Admission by instructor permission. 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.
Mobile Interactive Computer Ensemble (MICE)
Students interested in the Mobile Interactive Computer Ensemble (MICE) should enroll in the course, MUSI 4535.
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.
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.
PIANO LESSON AUDITIONS:
Auditions by appointment only, and students should contact John Mayhood 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. Auditions will take place Monday, August 22nd from 2-5pm in room 113. 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 if you have questions.
Technosonics: Digital Music and Sound Art Composition
Students interested in Technosonics should enroll in the course, MUSI 2350. Students will also need to enroll in a requisite discussion section. For more information, please visit the Technosonics website.
Interested students should contact Nathaniel Lee. 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.
Audition for UVA's premier chorus! - Sign-ups will be available in the lobby of Old Cabell Hall, and auditions take place August 22-27th. No prepared piece is required. Auditions are used to determine vocal range and quality, as well as sight-singing ability. Recent highlights include Beethoven's Symphony #9 with the Charlottesville Symphony and a 2015 international concert tour to Europe. Upcoming highlights include a concert tour to the Southeastern U.S., and the popular Family Weekend and Family Holiday Concerts. Email Michael Slon 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.
Contact Bill Pease 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
There are several woodwind chamber ensembles at UVA: Flute Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble, Double Reed Ensemble, and a mixed Woodwind Chamber Ensemble. Some ensembles are not offered every semester as they depend on availability and interest of students. Auditions for all the woodwind chamber ensembles are concurrent with auditions for the Charlottesville Symphony. Students should prepare the given excerpts for the Charlottesville Symphony auditions and state their interest in chamber ensembles during their audition time.
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.
Oratorio Society of Virginia
Interested singers in all voice parts are encouraged to audition for Charlottesville’s longest running community chorus. 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.
Virginia Glee Club
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 to 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Virginia Women's Chorus
Auditions for Women's Chorus will be in Old Cabell Hall from August 24th through September 4th. 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 the Virginia Women's Chorus website.