Chamber Ensembles

FYI

  • Private instruction and ensembles require only one audition.  
  • Students interested in participating in both jazz and classical lessons/ensembles will need to audition for both separately.
  • Chamber ensembles receive 12 hours of coaching per semester.
  • Students receive one credit and a letter grade per semester.
  • Students who pass their audition will be placed in a group and expected to meet for rehearsals once a week outside of coachings.
  • An end-of-semester performance is required.
  • There are no additional fees for your participation in a chamber ensemble.
  • Multiple ensembles are possible if you are so interested - please note that on your audition form.

SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION

  • Auditions are during the first week of classes.
  • Online audition sign up will be available in AUGUST, three weeks before auditions.

 THE DAY OF

  • Arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time to fill out the audition form, tune, and organize your scores.  

AUDITION REPERTOIRE

  • Please prepare two contrasting pieces or movements from solo repertoire.
  • You will also be asked to sight-read a short music selection.

NEXT STEPS

  • You will receive an email regarding placement, registration, and instructor information.  
  • If we are not able to place you with an instructor or ensemble, you will be notified and may be placed on the waitlist.  
  • You will need to contact your instructor and other members of the ensemble to set up a mutually agreeable time to meet during the semester.   

Participation in the MPP is a year-long commitment. All students must re-audition each Fall (no auditions are held in the Spring semester).