Monday, August 14, 2006

audition info update

Hi everyone,
Here are the updated audition info for the orchestra auditions next week.

Audition info for 2006-2007 Season

University Symphony Orchestra, University Chamber Orchestra,
Audition Dates: Monday, August 21 - Sunday, August 27, 2006
Audition Location: Lincoln Hall Room 332

Monday, August 21, 2006
- Rm 332 viola only 1-5 PM [with Andrew Justice]
- Rm 332 winds only 7-10 PM[with Chris Gendall]
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
- Rm 332 brass only 1-5 PM [with Ryan Zawel]
- Rm 332 percussion only 7-9 PM [with Jim Armstrong]
Wednesday, August 23 2006
- Rm 332 cello only 1-5 PM [with John Haines Eitzen]
- Rm 332 bass only 7-10 PM [with Nicholas Walker]
Thursday, August 24, 2006
- Rm 332 violin only 1-5 PM [with Steve Miahky]
- Rm 332 violin only 7-9 PM [with Steve Miahky]
Friday, August 25, 2006
- Rm 332 violin only 1-5 PM [with Steve Miahky]
- Rm 332 violin only 7-10 PM [with Steve Miahky]
Saturday, August 26, 2006
-Rm 332 by appointment only
Sunday, August 27, 2006
- Rm 332 by appointment only

All new and current members of both Chamber Orchestra and Symphony must reaudition each fall.

Auditions will last 10 minutes each.

Prepare 6 to 7 minutes of music to play at the audition. Contrasting excerpts from the solo or orchestral literature are best: something fast and flashy, something slow and lyrical. Select repertoire that demonstrates your technical ability and musical skill; do not choose music that is too difficult for you, or that you have not thoroughly prepared.

You will also be asked to sightread several passages from the standard orchestral repertoire, to demonstrate facility with transposition skills (if relevant), and possibly to play a specified major.

Please complete the Audition Form and bring it to your audition.
Download Audition Form []

Sign-up: Request an audition time starting August 1, 2006, via email by contacting Professor Chris Younghoon Kim; cyk8(at)

Audition Tips:

Be on time for the appointment. If you are late, you risk having a shortened audition.

Warm up thoroughly before the audition. Practice rooms on the basement floor of Lincoln Hall will be available for this purpose during the entire audition period.

Indicate a preference for an ensemble at the time of your audition, although you will be placed in a particular group according to the directors' evaluations of the audition.

Acceptance and placement lists:

Lists will be posted on the Orchestra Board in Lincoln Hall.

All musicians accepted for membership are expected to attend the organization's first rehearsal, as announced on the posted lists. Be sure to check ALL of the acceptance lists carefully, as you may not be placed in your first-choice ensemble.

All orchestra members must be available for all rehearsals and concerts. Please check the schedule of rehearsals and concert dates posted online.

Contact Prof. Chris Younghoon Kim at 255-8614 or cyk8(at) for additional information about upcoming auditions.

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