Auditions Finding the place that fits best. Hamline's music department hosts auditions at the beginning of the fall semester for all students who wish to join a music ensemble or take private lessons. Groups like University Chorale do not require an audition to join, but auditioning is important for finding an ensemble that will help each musician flourish. In the spring, if students wish to audition for a place in one of Hamline's music ensembles, they may contact the director of the ensemble they wish to join to schedule an audition Fall Auditions During Piper Passages in the fall, students will have the opportunity to perform their prepared pieces for the music faculty. All ensembles and lessons are open to all students. Sign-up sheets will be posted on the bulletin board outside room 114 in Drew Fine Arts. CHORAL/VOICE LESSON AUDITIONS Sign-up sheets will be posted on the bulletin board outside room 114 in Drew Fine Arts A Cappella Choir & University ChoraleWhen: Monday, September 4, 2016, 3:30-5 p.m. and Tuesday, September 5, 2016, 1-3 p.m.Where: Drew Fine Arts 209 These brief auditions will place individuals in choral ensembles. Bring a song you are familiar with that shows your range and vocal ability. INSTRUMENTAL/PRIVATE LESSON AUDITIONS Sign-up sheets will be posted on the bulletin board outside room 114 in Drew Fine Arts Orchestra, Wind Ensemble & Jazz EnsembleWhen: Monday, September 4, 2016, 3:30-5 p.m. and Tuesday, September 5, 2016, 1-3 p.m.Where: Drew Fine Arts 216 Prepare a piece with sections of contrasting styles in tempo and character (or two segments of two pieces with contrasting styles in tempo and character). A scale of your choice (any key is okay) with as many octaves as possible. A short sight-reading passage. PIANO AUDITIONS When: Wednesday, September 6, 2016, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and Thursday, September 7, 2016 from 12:30-2 p.m. Where: Drew Fine Arts 113 Auditions are drop-in; no appointment necessary. Bring a prepared piece to play.