• 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 '20 Virtual Auditions for Hamline Musical Ensembles

    New Students: Please contact the Ensemble Director (from your Hamline email account), and you will be assigned a specific time and Google Meets code for placement auditions on January 21-29, 2021. Questions? Ask the director in your area of interest, or Chair Janet Greene. All ensembles and lessons are open to all students. 


    A Capella Choir: gchu@hamline.edu

    Jazz Ensemble: gkeel01@hamline.edu

    Orchestra (strings only in fall): yyou@hamline.edu

    Wind Ensemble: jgreene@hamline.edu


    Instructions for VOICE AUDITIONS

    • Prepare a song you are familiar with that shows your range and vocal ability.


    • 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.

    University Chorale
    No auditions required. New and returning singers are welcome.