Ensemble Audition Information/Sign-up Sheets

(These sheets are for currently enrolled Wesleyan students)

Click on the links below to request an audition for the Spring 2022 semester

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

 

Chamber Music - Auditions are required.  Request an audition here.

Chinese Ensemble - Attend the first class to audition in RHH 003.

Ebony Singers - Admission by audition.

  First-year students are excluded.  

     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 10:00pm on 1/30/22
Videos will be reviewed and select students will be invited to audition on Monday, 1/31/22 for the instructor.
Invited students will then sign up for an audition no later than 5pm on Monday 1/31/22.

     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

Participants must have a quality voice, a melodic vocal sound. Students are required to perform in any scheduled performance.

Javanese Gamelan - Admission by interview at the first class in World Music Hall. 

Jazz Ensemble -Auditions are required.  Request an audition here.

Korean Drumming and Creative Music-Beginning - Everyone is welcome. There is no requirement for prior experience of drumming.  Attend the first class to audition in World Music Hall.

Korean Drumming and Creative Music-Advanced - No audition required. Attend the first class. Prerequisite: MUSC 413

Laptop Ensemble -

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

Steel Band  - Auditions are required.  Request an audition here.


Taiko Drumming Ensemble, Beginning - Admission by audition. Please attend the first class to audition in 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 in 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

*** ATTENTION: the soprano and alto sections of the choir are currently full. Male singers are encouraged to audition at their earliest convenience. Once an appropriate balance of voices in the ensemble is reached, more seats for female singers may become available. Female voices are invited to submit their audition recordings to be placed on a waitlist. 

To audition, follow this link to access audition instructions and recordings: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nYoMpYgsFgYAf0fLqCDyxjwqaiNBsIiS?usp=sharing 

Record yourself singing along with the audition track and forward your recording to Nadya Potemkina.


Spring 2022 Concert Choir Meet and Greet
Thursday, January 27th
5:00-6:30pm
On Zoom:  https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/95557974336

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

This course may be may be repeated. Undergraduates may take this course up to two times for a letter grade and up to four times for credit towards graduation.

 

Wesleyan Orchestra

Occasional score study, listening, and practice assignments (mandatory, to be submitted via Moodle)
Most Wednesday rehearsals will be devoted to sectionals (mandatory)
Midterm Performance (Children's Concert): TBA

Final Concert (Concerto Competition winners): Saturday, April 30, 8:00pm, in Crowell
Other makes and models of instrument masks are allowed, but they must have a proven record of successful collaboration with your face and embouchure (make sure you can actually play in a mask before you bring it to rehearsal.)
Flute players must contact the conductor to inquire about a well-functioning flute mask. 
 
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.

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

Spring 2022 Meet-and-Greet and Sight Reading
Monday, January 31
6:30-9:00pm
Crowell Concert Hall

The first rehearsal is open for all, no obligation to register.
RSVP to secure a part, and to confirm ownership of appropriate PPE (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.

African Popular Music Performance- Auditions are required.  Request an audition here.