Music Ensemble Auditions

  • Auditioning for IUP Ensembles

    Audition requirements for most ensembles are outlined below. Non-majors interested in participating in music ensembles are encouraged and welcomed to follow the guidelines listed below. If you still have questions, please contact the appropriate faculty listed below for more information.

  • Choral Ensembles

    Chorale (MUSC 122) and Chamber Singers (MUSC 121) will hold online auditions Friday, August 21 and Monday, August 24. Auditions are not required for Treble and Bass Clef Choirs (MUSC 132). Email Gerrit Scheepers at gscheepe@iup.edu for more information.

    Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble

    For information about auditioning for Jazz Band or Jazz Ensemble, contact Kevin Eisensmith: tptprof@iup.edu.

    Instrumental Ensembles (Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, and Symphony Orchestra)

    Auditions are required for all students wishing to participate in Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, and Symphony Orchestra. For spring 2021, auditions will occur through recorded video submission.

    Woodwind, Brass, and String auditions are due Friday, December 4, by 5:00 p.m.

    For Percussion audition information and timeline, contact Professor Kingan: mkingan@iup.edu

    Instrumental Ensembles Audition Material

    Prepare the required materials for your specific instrument:

    How to Submit Ensemble Audition Video

    Fill out the audition form to submit your YouTube link 

    Submit your audition as an unlisted YouTube video (instructions on making your video unlisted) following these guidelines:

    • Try to find a recording of the musical selection(s) as a reference

    • Learn it like you love music

    • Submit a video you sharing your music making

    • And, let us find a place where that love of music making can be nurtured

    Before submitting a video, please make sure you have time in your schedule to participate in the ensemble in which you wish to be placed. Click here for ensemble rehearsal times.

    Questions?

    If you have any specific questions for individual ensembles, please contact the following:

    Wind Ensemble: Professor Tim Paul, tpaul@iup.edu

    Symphony Band: Professor Jason Worzbyt, reedtip@iup.edu

    Symphony Orchestra: Professor Alex Dee, adee@iup.edu

    Rehearsal Times

    Wind Ensemble (MUSC 131): TR 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.; W 12:25–2:15 p.m.
    Symphony Band (MUSC 123): MW 3:45–5:15 p.m.
    Symphony Orchestra (MUSC 129): MW 7:30–9:30 p.m.