Ensemble Audition Information/Sign-up Sheets

(These sheets are for currently enrolled Wesleyan students)

Click on an ensemble below to schedule an audition for the Fall 2021 semester

If there is no active link that instructor does not require an audition, or they require you to sign-up directly with them or through Moodle. See WesMaps for additional information.

Please email Sandy Brough sbrough@wesleyan.edu if you have any questions.

 

Chamber Music

Chinese Ensemble - Attend the first class to audition. Monday, September 6, 2021  5:00 pm in Adzenyah Rehearsal Hall 003

Ebony Singers - Admission by audition.

     Auditions:
     Interested students should record themselves singing for 59 seconds or less.
     Videos should be emailed to the instructor at mmonts@wesleyan.edu no later than 11:59pm on 9/5/21
     Videos will be reviewed and select students will be invited to audition on Monday, 9/6/21 for the
       instructor. 
     Invited students will then sign up for an audition no later than 5pm on Monday 9/6/21. 

     Additional Requirements for Auditions:   
     In addition to your up to 59 second singing (only) video:
     Include your name and class year
     Indicate the part that you sing (SATB)
     Write in 100 words or less why you think you would be a good fit for the Ebony Singers

Javanese Gamelan - Admission by interview at the first class in World Music Hall.  Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 10:20am

Jazz Ensemble

Korean Drumming and Creative Music-Beginning - Everyone is welcome. There is no requirement for prior experience of drumming.  Attend the first class to audition.  Wednesday, September 8, 2021 1:00pm in World Music Hall.

Korean Drumming and Creative Music-Advanced - No audition required. Prerequisite: MUSC 413

South Indian Percussion - Admission by interview. Students should contact the instructor David Nelson (dpnelson@wesleyan.edu) to determine class time.

Steel Band


Taiko Drumming Ensemble, Beginning - Admission by audition. Please attend the first class to audition. Monday, September 6, 2021 1:00 pm  World Music Hall
   Note: Wear comfortable clothes for easy movement.  Shoes are not worn on the floor so bring
   something else to wear on your feet if you do not want to go barefoot.

Taiko Drumming Ensemble, Advanced - Admission by audition. Please attend the first class to audition. Monday, September 6, 2021 3:30 pm  World Music Hall

   Note: Wear comfortable clothes for easy movement.  Shoes are not worn on the floor so bring
   something else to wear on your feet if you do not want to go barefoot.

Wesleyan Concert Choir - Placement auditions are mandatory for all incoming members as well as former participants who took time off, for any reason. To inquire about an audition contact Nadya Potemkina, npotemkina@wesleyan.edu

         Open Rehearsal/Meet-and-Greet
         Tuesday, September 7th
         5:00-6:30pm
         Crowell Concert Hall

Wesleyan Orchestra - An informal audition is required for all new members. This will be a placement audition, designed to evaluate one’s current level of performance, so the conductor is able to assign parts that will be both challenging and satisfying to perform.

        Auditions for Fall 2021 will be held virtually, in pre-recorded format, in three steps.
        Step 1: record yourself playing any two excerpts, contrasting in character, from your most recent
       repertoire (concert or ensemble solos). About 6-7 minutes of music. Videos are preferred but not
       required.
        Step 2: send a link to your prepared recording to the conductor, and receive instructions for a brief
       intermediate-level sight-reading assignment.
        Step 3: record and submit your sight-reading assignment within 24 hours of opening it.
        Auditions are to be completed by September 15th.

     Some sections of the orchestra fill up quicker than others. It is recommended to inquire about an
     audition ahead of time.

       Fall 2021 MEET-AND-GREET
       Monday, September 6th, 6:30-7:15pm, Crowell Concert Hall

       SIGHT-READING JAM #1
       Strings, harp, some percussion – Monday, September 6th, 7:45-9:00pm, Crowell
 
       SIGHT-READING JAM #2
       Winds, brass, some percussion – Wednesday, September 8th, 4:30-6:00pm, Labyrinth Tent (weather
       permitting) or Crowell Concert Hall

       RSVP to secure a part (npotemkina@wesleyan.edu)

West African Drumming, Beginning - Previous formal music instruction is not necessary. No prerequisites are required. Preference to junior and senior music majors and those enrolled in Afro-American studies and related music courses. Students can pre-register for this course. However, students should attend first class meeting to maintain a spot.

West African Drumming, Intermediate - Prerequisite: MUSC 445