Auditions: Ensembles and Groups

Auditioning Schedule - Fall 2019

AFRICAN DRUMMING ENSEMBLE
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 6:00 pm | FA 27


TREBLE CHORUS – HARPUR CHORALE – CHAMBER SINGERS
Sunday, August 18, 2019 – Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | FA 21
*See schedule on the bulletin board by FA161 for specific appointment times.


GUITAR (CLASSICAL AND JAZZ)
Friday, August 23, 2019 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm | FA 21


HARPUR JAZZ IMPROVISATION
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | 4:30 pm
*Entry & experienced level class sign-ups

HARPUR JAZZ ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 7:00–10:00 pm | FA 24
*Jazz Ensemble Players desiring lessons must also play an instrumental audition – see above


HARPUR STUDIO JAZZ BAND
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 7:00 pm | FA 24


INSTRUMENTAL

Flutes/piccolo, saxophone, clarinet, oboe/English horn, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, bass, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone/euphonium, tuba, timpani/percussion.

Symphony Orchestra, String Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Small Ensembles, Chamber Music and Studio Lessons.

(Percussion)
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | sign-up sheet posted on FA 111

  • Percussion 3:30 – 5:00 pm

(Strings)
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | sign-up sheet posted on FA 111

  • (Returning) Violins and Violas: 5:30 – 8:30 pm

(Woodwinds)
Thursday, August 22, 2019 | sign-up sheet posted on FA 111

  • Flutes/Piccolo: 2:00-4:00 pm.

  • Clarinets/Low Clarinets 4:00-5:00 & 7:15-9:30 pm

  • Oboe/English Horn/Bassoon: 5:00-6:00 pm

  • Saxophones (All): 6:00-7:00 pm

(Strings & Bass)
Monday, August 26, 2019 | sign-up sheet posted on FA 111

  • Brass – (All Instruments): 2:30-5:15 pm

  • (New) Violins and Violas: 5:30-7:30 pm

  • All new and returning Celli & Basses: 7:45 – 9:15 pm


ORGAN
Email wlawson@binghamton.edu for an appointment.

PIANO
Tuesday, August 27 | 1:00–5:00 pm | sign-up sheet posted on FA 176
*For new Students only (returning students do not need to audition)


VOICE
*Diagnostic auditions for new and returning BMus and MM accepted students ONLY

Monday, August 26, 2019 | 1:30 – 5:30 | FA 117

Open to all Students:

  • Monday, August 26, 2019 | 7:15 – 9:00 pm | FA 21

  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 6:30 – 8:00 pm | Casadesus Recital Hall

  • Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 4:30 – 6:30 pm | Casadesus Recital Hall

*See schedule on the bulletin board by FA 161 for specific appointment times.


 Auditioning Requirements

  • Requirements
    For Ensemble, Studio Lessons & Chamber Music

    MUS courses are open to all students without audition. All MUSP (performance) courses require an audition prior to being admitted for registration. MUSP auditions take place during the first week of Fall and Spring terms. They are open to students of any major and school, and are intended to admit as many qualified students as possible. Students are urged to sign up for an audition time as soon as possible. Information on auditions is posted in the Fine Arts Building opposite Room 165. At the conclusion of the audition week (but prior to registration) students are informed by email about their placement into major ensembles, studio lessons and/or chamber music. Registration for all MUSP courses takes place during the second week of classes. Pre-registration is not possible for MUSP courses. Students in ensembles will register in rehearsal; students in lessons and chamber music will register with their instructor.


    INSTRUMENTAL

    REQUIREMENTS: For Symphony Orchestra, String Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Small Ensembles, Chamber Music and Studio Lessons

    1. Scales and rudiments;

    2. 2—3 minutes of a prepared published solo or etude chosen by the student to demonstrate their technique, tone and musicianship (no accompanist), and

    3. A brief sight-reading except.

    INSTRUMENTAL AUDITION SCHEDULE:
    Sign Up Sheet on bulletin board next to FA111

    For: Symphony Orchestra, String Orchestra,
    Wind Symphony, Small Ensembles,
    Chamber Music and Studio Lessons

    Sign Up Sheet on bulletin board next to FA111


    CHORAL GROUPS

    REQUIREMENTS: For Harpur Chorale, Women's Chorus, Chamber Singers and University Chorus

    No prepared song is needed for the first round of auditions (for all choirs), which will include vocalizing, singing simple patterns by ear, and simple sight singing. A prepared song is requested for Chamber Singers callbacks, which will be scheduled towards the end of the audition period.

    CHORAL GROUPS AUDITION SCHEDULE:
    In August of every year, there is an audition sign-up sheet on the bulletin board next to e FA163A. At other times of year, auditions are held by appointment at the beginning and end of every semester. Please email Bill Culverhouse at wculverh@binghamton.edu to schedule an audition.


    VOICE

    REQUIREMENTS: For Voice Lessons

    Prepared solo from classical or Broadway repertoire: standard art song literature, musicals, theater music of a lyric nature. Bring music. An accompanist is provided. No recorded accompaniments, self-accompanying or original compositions allowed.

    MM & BMUS VOICE AUDITION SCHEDULE:
    Sign Up Sheet on the bulletin board next to FA163A

    VOICE (NEW & RETURNING UNDERGRADS)
    Sign Up Sheet on the bulletin board next to FA163A


    PIANO

    REQUIREMENTS: For Piano Ensemble & Piano Lessons

    Prepare two pieces of contrasting styles demonstrating technique and musicianship. Students should have a minimum of 3 years of piano study.

    PIANO AUDITION SCHEDULE:
    Sign up sheet posted on FA 176 for NEW and RETURNING Students


    Organ/Harpsichord

    REQUIREMENTS: For Organ & Harpsichord Lessons

    Previous keyboard experience necessary. Prepare to play one work on either piano or organ for the audition.

    ORGAN/HARPSICHORD AUDITION SCHEDULE:
    Sign up sheet posted on FA 28, or contact wlawson@binghamton.edu for appointment


    JAZZ

    REQUIREMENTS: FOR HARPUR JAZZ ENSEMBLE - FA24
    Students audition while sitting in with the Jazz Ensemble.

    JAZZ IMPROVISATION - FA24
    Auditions are held in FA 24 the first Tuesday evening of the semester. Students should bring instruments except keyboard, bass and drums.


    NUKPORFE AFRICAN DANCE AND DRUMMING ENSEMBLE

    NUKPORFE AUDITION SCHEDULE:
    TBA


    DZIDEFO AFRICA CHOIR

    AUDITION SCHEDULE:
    TBA