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Performing Arts | Auditions for Groups & Performances

Please note: the information below is for current/upcoming performance group auditions only; for degree program entrance-auditions, please see links on right.

 

Dance 

All auditions are held in Katzen 152. Contact Melanie George (mgeorge@american.edu) for further information.

American University Dance Company Auditions
Contact Melanie George

Spring Dance Concert Auditions
First week of classes, January 2016

 

Music

CHORAL ENSEMBLES

American University Chorus:
January 2016
Various times are available; please sign up in the Katzen Arts Center outside room 146, call 202-885-3425 or e-mail chorus@american.edu

American University Chamber Singers:
January 2016
Various times available; please sign up in the Katzen Arts Center outside room 146, call 202-885-3425 or e-mail chorus@american.edu
For choral audition and registration information please see: http://www.american.edu/cas/performing-arts/opportunities/choral-audition.cfm

Gospel Choir:
Auditions held during first scheduled class time.
Prepare: one a cappella or accompanied hymn, gospel or inspirational piece.
For information, e-mail ssledge@american.edu


INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES

AU Symphony Orchestra:
Auditions January 2016, First week of Spring Semester classes.
Email orchestra@american.edu to schedule an audition time.
Rehearsal Times: Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:15-10:40 p.m.
Sponsor: Department of Performing Arts
Contact: Yaniv Dinur, orchestra@american.edu 

University Orchestra and Symphonic Band:
First week of classes, January 2016
Registration links below:
Woodwinds - TBA
Brass and Percussion - TBA

Violas, Cellos and BassesTBA

Violins - TBA

Please sign up in the Katzen Arts Center, outside room 147, call 202-885-3477, or e-mail orchestra@american.edu
Prepare: two excerpts of auditionee's choice that show contrast, preferably fast and slow.

Symphonic Band:
January 2016 - TBA

Various times available. Please sign up in the Katzen Arts Center, outside room 147
Prepare: two excerpts of contrasting style, about 1 minute each. Any solo, etude or excerpt from other repertoire will work. No scales or sight reading required. For information, contact Ben Sonderman, ben.sonderman@american.edu.

Chamber Music:
By appointment
For information, contact Nancy Jo Snider, Music Program Director at nsnider@american.edu

Jazz Ensemble:
January 2016 by appointment

Contact Joshua Bayer for information and audition appointment: josh@joshuabayer.com or call 202-885-3872

AU Workshop:
January 2016 - by appointment
The Workshop welcomes students and community members. For information, contact Noah Getz at getz@american.edu.

Pep Band - The "Screamin' Eagles":

For information: AUPepBand@gmail.com or ben.sonderman@american.edu, www.aueagles.com/fan_central/pepband/index