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Music Ensembles

  • The IUP Department of Music has a wide variety of performance ensembles for musicians on every instrument and voice type. All ensembles are available to any student currently registered for classes on IUP’s main campus. Any IUP student who has reached 15 credits of classes may participate in additional ensembles for zero credit, so you can be part of the IUP music scene without having to pay additional tuition.

  • Auditioning for IUP Ensembles

    Auditions for most ensembles, except marching band, are held during the first week of classes in the fall and spring semesters. University Chorus, Men’s Chorus, and Women’s Chorus do not require an audition. Membership into all other ensembles is by audition.

    Fall 2017 Audition Information

    Choral Ensembles

    Date: August 28–30

    Time: By appointment

    Location: Cogswell 111

    Sign up: Cogswell 111

    Repertoire: Nothing to prepare. We will listen to your range and tone. You then be asked to recall some melodic patterns and sight-read

    Contact: Ryan Beeken (ryan.beeken@iup.edu)

    Note: students may register for and participate in Men’s and Women’s Chorus (MUSC 132) without an audition!

    Symphony Band (Non-Majors)

    Date: Tuesday, September 5

    Time: TBA

    Location: Cogswell 310

    Sign up: Cogswell 310

    Repertoire: TBA

    Contact: Jason Worzbyt (reedtip@iup.edu) or Stephanie Caulder (scaulder@iup.edu)

    Symphony Orchestra

    Date: Wednesday August 30

    Time: 10:10–11:00 a.m., 7:30–8:30 p.m.

    Location: Cogswell 121

    Sign up: Cogswell 217

    Repertoire: Choose any scale: 2–3 octaves, quarter note=60 slur four eight notes to a bow, solo piece of your choice

    Contact: Leonardo Perez (leonardo.perez@iup.edu)

    Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble

    Date: Wednesday, August 30

    Time: 10:00–11:00 a.m, 12:00–4:00 p.m.

    Location: Cogswell 116

    Sign up: Cogswell  314

    Repertoire: Music located outside Cogswell 314

    Contact: James Flowers (James.Flowers@iup.edu) or Kevin Eisensmith (tptprof@iup.edu)