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    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 Women's 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.


    Choral/Voice Lesson Auditions

    Sign-up sheets will be posted on the bulletin board outside room 114 in Drew Fine Arts

    A Cappella Choir & Women's Chorale
    When: Monday, September 7, 2015, 3:30-5pm and Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 1-3pm
    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 Ensemble
    When: Monday, September 7, 2015, 3:30-5pm and Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 1-3pm
    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 OK) with as many octaves as possible.
    • A short sight-reading passage.

    Piano Auditions

    When: Wednesday, September 9, 2015, from 1:30-3:30pm and Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 11:30-1:30pm 
    Where: Drew Fine Arts 113

    • Auditions are drop-in.
    • No appointment necessary.
    • Bring prepared piece to play.