Ensemble Auditions

If the audition information you are looking for is not avaliable, please check back or contact the ensemble director regarding auditions. 

Auditions are open to any major on campus. Please check back here for more infomation regarding auditions. Auditions take place the weekend before fall semester starts. 

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Auditioning for the Wind Symphony is your opportunity to demonstrate your technical and musical prowess on your instrument. Your audition also provides the director with valuable information about the strengths and weaknesses of the overall group. So by auditioning, you are not only potentially winning a chair in the ensemble, you are also helping the whole band get better. Unfortunately, not everyone wins a chair. However, many students often return later having practiced all the harder based on the feedback they received on their audition. For these reasons we encourage all interested students to audition.

Returning members who participated in the prior semester, or any other students who have received a scholarship letter that lists Wind Symphony as a required ensemble, do NOT have to audition in the fall (unless specifically requested by the director). Formal auditions are held in early November for the entire band. Incoming first-year and transfer students are encouraged to participate in University Band for their first semester (unless otherwise advised by School of Music faculty). The UBand will provide a solid preparation for an audition into Wind Symphony.

For all other interested students, informal auditions are held in the fall semester during the first week of classes to fill any vacant chairs. All are welcome to audition. To schedule an audition contact the director via email at [email protected] OR simply come during "walk-in" audition times.

More information on auditions will be avaliable soon. 

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Chorale auditions are held in the Spring Semester for the following Academic Year -- Please contact Dr. Aamot during the first week of Fall Semester classes if you would like to be placed on a waiting list for an opening in Chorale.

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Audition Information

Membership in University Chorus is open to all Montana State University students with auditions held during the first week of classes for the fall semester and after Thanksgiving for new singers for the spring semester.

The chorus performs in several concerts each semester and members are expected to purchase concert attire consisting of tuxes (approx. $99) and gowns (approx. $65).

University Chorus (MUSI 112) rehearses Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:10 – 2:00. Singers are strongly encouraged to commit to the ensemble for both fall and spring semesters.

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