Spring 2019 Auditions

Here are the ensembles/studios holding Spring Auditions:

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. For more information about this ensemble click here

University Singers

Audition for UVA's flagship chorus! Sign-ups will be available in the lobby of Old Cabell Hall, and auditions will take place January 14 through January 22. No prepared piece is required. Auditions are used to determine vocal range and quality, as well as sight-singing ability. Recent highlights include a performance at the Bicentennial Arts Gala with the Charlottesville Symphony, a 2015 international concert tour to Europe, and a 2017 performance for the creators of Les Misérables. Upcoming highlights include a performance of the Bernstein Mass, a spring concert tour, and the popular Family Weekend and Family Holiday Concerts. Email General Manager Katie Schneider with any questions. If you are interested in auditioning for the University Singers, please fill out this interest form to receive more information and reminders. Visit the About Us page for a detailed schedule of audition times. In the meantime, feel free to connect with us: Website / Listen / About Us / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Private Voice Lessons

Auditions for private voice lessons will be held Tuesday, January 15 by appointment from 4:00-6:00pm in Studio D in Old Cabell Hall. Students should prepare a selection to sing for the voice faculty. The selection can be an art song, aria, musical theater selection, folk song, hymn or anything students are comfortable singing. An accompanist will be provided and students should bring printed music to the auditions. If a student has a second contrasting selection to offer, we will often hear that as well, though this is not required. Sign up for a time slot to audition by contacting Vocal Coordinator, Pamela Beasley at pbb2c@virginia.edu. Students will be placed in the most appropriate studio based on their auditions.

Virginia Women's Chorus

Audition for the Virginia Women’s Chorus and sing the world premiere of a composition by Ola Gjeilo! Auditions are not stressful and no prepared piece is necessary. An excellent ear can compensate for lack of sight-reading skills. Ten minutes could change your experience at UVA! Auditions will be held in Old Cabell Hall on Friday January 18th from 2-4pm, Monday January 21st from 7-9pm, Wednesday January 23rd from 7-9pm, Friday January 25th from 2-4pm, and Sunday January 27th from 2-4pm. Girls can sign-up to audition on our website at www.virginiawomenschorus.org.


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

Email: music@virginia.edu