Auditions

2019-2020 Audition Schedule

 

Brazilian Samba Ensemble

Monday, September 9, 2019
Location: Irvine Auditorium

Students interested in the Brazilian Samba Ensemble should contact the music director, Mike Stevens. No audition is required. 
 

Marian Anderson Performance Program (Music 10)

Please check back again soon for more information about auditions and do remember that this program is open to Music majors and minors only.


Penn Arab Music Ensemble

Thursday, August 29, 2019
Location: Lerner Center

Students interested in the Arab Music Ensemble should attend the first session in the Lerner Center (Music Dept.), 201 S. 34th Street. No audition is required.


Penn Baroque and Recorder Ensembles

Students interested in the Penn Baroque and Record Ensembles should complete the Instrumental Ensemble Audition Sign-up Form at the bottom of this page. You will receive an email confirmation of your scheduled audition date and time after the webform is submitted.

Audition Requirements: You will be asked to play 3-5 minutes of music of your choosing. Please prepare selections (which can be from the same piece) that contain at least two contrasting styles - i.e. both lyrical and technical. Memorization is not required.


Penn Chamber

Students interested in the Penn Chamber should complete the Instrumental Ensemble Audition Sign-up Form at the bottom of this page. You will receive an email confirmation of your scheduled audition date and time after the webform is submitted.

You will be asked to play 3-5 minutes of music of your choosing. Please prepare selections (which can be from the same piece) that contain at least two contrasting styles - i.e. both lyrical and technical. Memorization is not required.


Penn Collegium Musicum and Penn Choir

Tuesday, August 27, 2019. 10:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday, August 28, 2019.
10:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday, August 29, 2019. By Appointment Only


All interested singers (including past members):  Please check back here to fill out the Choral Ensembles Audition Sign-up Schedule as well as the Penn Choral Ensembles Audition Sign-up Form. Do not fill out the Instrumental Audition Form at the bottom of this page.

Please prepare a solo piece of your choice. Any song in any genre is fine. Pick something that you know well, so that you can demonstrate your vocal abilities. Singers who wish to be considered for the Penn Collegium Musicum should prepare part of an art song or aria if possible. We will also do some vocalizing to get to know your vocal range and timbre, as well as a short sight-reading excerpt. The audition will last about 10 minutes during the following dates and time:
 

Opera Workshop

Friday, August 30, 2019. 10:00am – 2:00pm.


Penn Flutes

Thursday, August 29, 2019. 10:00am – 3:00pm.
Friday, August 30, 2019. 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Location: Fisher-Bennett Hall, 3340 Walnut Street

Students interested in the Penn Flutes Ensemble should contact the music director, Michele Kelly: michelerelache@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.
 

Penn Jazz Combos

Thursday, August 29, 2019.
Location: Fisher-Bennett Hall, 3340 Walnut Street

Students interested in auditioning for the Penn Jazz Combos should contact the music director Dr. Matthew Clayton: mclayt@sas.upenn.edu to schedule an appointment.
Audition requirements (PDF) >

 

Penn Symphony Orchestra, Penn Wind Ensemble, andPenn Baroque Ensemble

Tuesday, August 27, 2019.
10:00am –  12:00pm 
(Penn Wind Ensemble and/or Penn Symphony Orchestra - Wind/ Brass/ Percussion)
12:30pm – 5:00pm (Penn Symphony Orchestra - all instruments)

Wednesday, August 28, 2019.
10:00am – 12:00pm 
(Penn Wind Ensemble and/or Penn Symphony Orchestra - Wind/ Brass/ Percussion)
12:30pm – 6:00pm (Penn Symphony Orchestra - all instruments)

Thursday, August 29, 2019.
(Students interested in auditioning for the PSO and/or Penn Chamber and/or Penn Baroque Ensemble should Audition on this date.)
10:00am – 12:00pm (Penn Wind Ensemble and/or Penn Symphony Orchestra - Wind/ Brass/ Percussion)
12:30pm – 7:00pm (Penn Symphony Orchestra / Penn Chamber / Penn Baroque Ensemble - all instruments

Friday, August 30, 2019.
10:00am – 5:00pm: Penn Symphony Orchestra - all instruments

Students interested in the Penn Symphony Orchestra or Penn Wind Ensemble should complete the Instrumental Ensemble Audition Sign-up Form at the bottom of this page. You will receive an email confirmation of your scheduled audition date and time after the webform is submitted.

Audition Requirements: You will be asked to play 3-5 minutes of music of your choosing. Please prepare selections (which can be from the same piece) that contain at least two contrasting styles - i.e. both lyrical and technical. Memorization is not required.

  • Returning string players of the Penn Symphony Orchestra are not required to re-audition unless you would like to be considered for the concertmaster chair or a section principal position.
  • All new or returning Wind/Brass players of the Penn Symphony Orchestra are required to sign up for an audition.
  • Returning Penn Wind Ensemble members are not required to re-audition.