Auditions

2021 FALL AUDITION SCHEDULE

PIANO — Michael Salmirs and Jinah Lee (FOR NEW STUDENTS ONLY)

Auditions: Please email msalmirs@binghamton.edu to schedule an audition.


ORGAN — William Lawson

If you wish to take lessons, please contact the instructor at wlawson@binghamton.edu


ORCHESTRA — Paul McShee

Auditions: Please sign up for an audition on the bulletin board outside Fine Arts room 111. The audition consists of: a) Major scales/rudiments; b) 2 – 3 minutes of a prepared published solo or etude chosen by the student to demonstrate their technique, tone and musicianship (no accompanist); and c) a brief sight-reading excerpt. Email pmcshee@binghamton.edu for more information.


WIND SYMPHONY — Daniel Fabricius

Auditions: Please sign up for an audition on the bulletin board outside Fine Arts room 111. The audition consists of: a) Major scales/rudiments; b) 2 – 3 minutes of a prepared published solo or etude chosen by the student to demonstrate their technique, tone and musicianship (no accompanist); and c) a brief sight-reading excerpt. Email dfabrici@binghamton.edu for more information.


VOICE — Jean Goodheart and Thomas Goodheart (TA Graduate Voice Lesson Auditions)

*Auditions are for students who did not study last semester or that wish to change teachers.

Auditions: Please visit https://calendly.com/wculverh/vocal-audition to schedule an audition.  The audition consists of vocal exercises to determine your comfortable range, some echo patterns to check your ear, and some sight-singing. You may optionally sing a prepared song (a classical song, musical theater song, or a ballad is preferable) after the initial range vocalises.If you have a prepared song, please bring copies of the sheet music for the accompanist. You can also sing "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," if you wish. Email tgoodhea@binghamton.edu for more information.


CHORUS — William Culverhouse (HARPUR CHORALE and TREBLE CHORUS)

Auditions: Please visit https://calendly.com/wculverh/choir-only-audition to schedule an audition. The audition consists of vocal exercises to determine your comfortable range, some echo patterns to check your ear, and some sight-singing. A PREPARED SONG IS NOT NECESSARY FOR THE CHOIR AUDITION. Email wculverh@binghamton.edu for more information.


CLASSICAL GUITAR — Paul Sweeny

Auditions: Please email psweeny@binghamton.edu to schedule an audition.


JAZZ IMPROVISATION  — Michael Carbone

Auditions: Sign ups and registration for both entry level and experienced level improvisation classes will take place on Thursday, August 26th, at 4:30 p.m., in FA 24.  Please email mcarbone@binghamton.edu for more information.


HARPUR JAZZ ENSEMBLE — Michael Carbone

Auditions: Students audition by sitting in with the Jazz Ensemble. Auditions are held in FA  24 on Tuesday, August 31st starting at 7 p.m. Students should bring instruments except for piano and drum set. Amplifiers provided.  Please email mcarbone@binghamton.edu for more information.

HARPUR STUDIO JAZZ BAND – Laurence Elder

Auditions: Students audition by sitting in with the Studio Jazz Band. Auditions are held
in FA 24 on Wednesday, September 1st starting at 7 p.m. Students should bring instruments except for piano and drum set. Amplifiers provided.  Please email lelder@binghamton.edu for more information.


NUKPORFE AFRICAN DRUMMING AND DANCE ENSEMBLE — James Burns

Auditions: Email James Burns at jburns@binghamton.edu to schedule an audition.