Ensemble Auditions

Audition Requirements for Ensembles

Wind, Brass, and Percussion Audition Excerpts 
String Audition Excerpts
Chamber Singers Audition Excerpts

Updated excerpts will be posted here in August 2020

You do not need to be a music major to participate in these ensembles.  More information about ensembles.

Ensemble

Audition Information

Symphony Orchestra
String Orchestra
Symphonic Band
Wind Symphony
Concert Band*

 

 

 

*Concert Band auditions are for seating purposes only.

AUDITION DATES FOR FALL 2020 will be posted here in August

Auditions are held during the first week of classes

TBD
M220
Trombone/Euphonium/Tuba: 11:00 a.m.-1:00
Horn: 3:00-4:00
Trumpet: 4:15-5:30

TBD
M220

Oboe: 3:30-4:05
Bassoon: 4:15-4:45
Flute: 5:00-6:50
Saxophone: 7:00 pm-8:50 pm

TBD
M220
Percussion: 11:00-12:40
Clarinet: 3:00-5:10

 
Sign up sheets and audition excerpts will be posted outside M203 Paul Creative Arts Center in August.

Wind, Brass, and Percussion Audition Excerpts Fall 2020 will be posted here

Wind and Percussionists can also visit the UNH Bands website for audition materials.

*Instrumentalists should prepare a short piece.

TBD
Strings: 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Bratton Recital Hall (M135) 
Paul Creative Arts Center

Sign up sheets and audition excerpts will be posted outside M203 Paul Creative Arts Center in August.
Evening audition times are available (times TBA), if you are absolutely unable to make the morning time, or if the morning times are filled.

String Audition Excerpts-Fall 2020 will be posted here

Vocal Arts Project

TBD

Vocal Arts Project: 3:40-5 pm 
Bratton Recital Hall (M135) 
Paul Creative Arts Center
Requirements will be posted here.

Marching Band

An audition is NOT required to participate. Please contact Casey Goodwin if you are interested in Marching Band and Marching Band Camp at 603-862-3259.
Concert Choir

No audition is required to sing in the Concert Choir. Any UNH students with RAC numbers can sign up for MUSI 441.
If you are an incoming freshman who is interested in singing in Concert Choir and are not currently registered for the course, you can still join! Please email Dr. Favazza (alex.favazza@unh.edu) and plan to attend the first rehearsal. 4:10 PM, PCAC, Bratton Recital Hall (M-135)

Treble Choir

No audition is required to sing in the new Treble Choir. This choir is for sopranos and altos (SSAA) and meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:10 AM – 12:30 PM in M-128. This ensemble will perform one concert per semester.
The course name in Timeroom is MUSI 595 (05) – Special Topics in Music Literature, Spc Top/Women’s Choir
1 credit hr
CRN: 16510

Link to treble choir in UNH Timeroom: https://courses.unh.edu/class/201910/16510

If you are an incoming freshman who is interested in singing in the new Treble Choir, you can still join! Please email Dr. Favazza (alex.favazza@unh.edu) and plan to attend the first rehearsal  11:10 AM – 12:30 PM, PCAC M-128

Chamber Singers

TBD
M125
2:00 – 5:00 PM
TBD
M125
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
4:00 – 5:30 PM

Please use the following link to sign up for a 15 minute audition block via Google Forms: https://forms.gle/eYUyX3bsFZCBHUT57

Auditions will include:
Range investigation
Tonal memory
Advanced sight-singing

Prepared excerpt: Gloria from Mass in G Minor for soli and Double Chorus - Ralph Vaughan Williams (from the beginning through the sixth bar of Rehearsal Letter D). Please choose a single double chorus part to learn for the audition (i.e. SI, SII, AI, AII, TI, TII, BI, BII).
Chamber Singers Audition Excerpts-Fall 2020 will be posted here

Unaccompanied solo excerpt of your choice (classical is preferred, anything is welcome - if you do not have a solo prepared, you will be asked to sing a familiar song like "Happy Birthday")

Spots are limited in Chamber Singers.

A final list for Chamber Singers will be emailed to members and placed on the bulletin board outside PCAC M-125 

Enrollment in MUSI 441 (Concert Choir) is a co-requisite for this course – Concert Choir rehearses MWF 4:10pm – 5:30pm. Please contact Dr. Favazza directly if you have a conflict (alex.favazza@unh.edu)

Jazz Bands

Audition information will be posted outside of M129, Paul Creative Arts Center

Guitar Ensemble Information is available from David Newsam.

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