Did you know that anyone can audition to be in music ensembles? If you used to be involved in choir or a musical ensemble and brought your instrument to campus you can still play or sing! Check out all the opportunities to become involved in a musical ensemble at UW-Whitewater.
Here is the information for the various ensembles and when the auditions are held:
All UWW Choirs are open to ALL STUDENTS!
Concert Choir, Meistersingers Men’s Chorus, and Women’s Chorale do not require an audition. Simply attend the first rehearsal:
Concert Choir: Thursday, Sept. 3, 4:30 pm, Center for the Arts room 30 (in the basement)
Men’s and Women’s Choruses: Wednesday, September. 2, 4:30 pm, CA room 30
Chamber Singers and Vocal Jazz do require an audition. Sign up for an audition time outside CA room 1005 (just past the elevator by the front entrance to the CA).
Wednesday, 9/2, Noon – 2:00pm and 3:30-4:30pm (Chamber Singers only)
Thursday, 9/3, Noon – 3:00pm (both choirs) and 3:30-4:30pm (Chamber Singers only)
Friday, 9/4, 10:00 – Noon and 2:00 – 3:00pm (both choirs)
More info about individual choirs and the audition process at http://www.uww.edu/cac/music/choral-/choral-ensembles
Vocal Jazz is an auditioned group, so you will need to audition to be part of this group. The ensemble will likely have between 10-16 singers (2-3 people/part). Auditions will be on Wednesday & Thursday, September 2 & 3. The sign-up sheet for an audition time will be posted on the choir bulletin board across from the instrumental rehearsal room (CA1005) by August 25. The audition location will also be listed on that sign-up sheet.
How to prepare for your audition:
1. Please come warmed up.
2. Range check – for highest & lowest comfortable pitches.
4. Aural skills – copying a few short melodies played first on the piano.
5. Please come prepared to sing about 60 seconds of a song – preferably a song in the jazz or pop idiom that you feel very confident to sing. Please bring sheet music with you. Someone will try to accompany you. Even if you prefer to sing a cappella, bring the sheet music – it is always helpful, especially if it’s a song with which the director is unfamiliar.
Please let Dr. VanAlstine (email@example.com) know if you have any questions. Once the auditions are completed on Wednesday, she will send out an email with a roster of the selected singers.
Jazz Band Auditions:
Horns: CA Room 1
Wednesday, September 2 from 5:00 – 8:00pm (all groups)
Rhythm Section: CA Room 1005
Wednesday, September 2 – 10:00 – 10:50am (all groups)
Thursday, September 3 – 1:00 – 1:50 pm (all groups)
For more information- Go to uwwjazz.com
or Sign-up CA 2004 bulletin board.
Questions? Email Professor Matt Sintchak: firstname.lastname@example.org
Symphonic Wind Ensemble Auditions
Thursday, September 3 in Light Recital hall
There is a sign-up sheet in 5 minute increments from 3:30pm until 9:55 pm (9:10- 9:55pm times are reserved for Percussion).
Audition music is posted in envelopes on the SWE bulletin board in the music wing of the Greenhill Center of the Arts.
Whitewater Symphony Orchestra Auditions
Strings – Thursday, September 3 – 3:30 -5:00pm
Violin: 3:30 – 4:00pm
Viola: 4:00 – 4:30pm
Cello: 4:20- 4:40pm
Bass: 4:40 – 5:00pm
Woodwind- Thursday, September 8 – 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Flute: 3:30 – 3:50pm
Bassoon: 4:20- 4:30pm
Brass – Tuesday, September 8 – 4:30 – 5:10 pm
Trombone: 5:00 -5:10pm