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Fall 2017 Music Ensembles Audition Information

All music ensembles are open to the entire university community. If you have prior musical experience in high school, you can participate in our ensembles! We will have a Music Involvement Fair inside the MSU on Mon (08/28) from 7:30-11am, and then on the MSU Lawn from 11-1:30pm. Come check us out!


Wind Ensemble

Ensemble Meeting Time: T/Th - 3:00 - 4:20pm
Director: Prof. Daniel Neuenschwander
neuensch@kutztown.edu
Auditions

  • Sun, Aug 27, 3:00-6:00pm, Schaeffer 114
  • Mon, Aug 28, 4:30 - 6:00pm, Schaeffer 114
  • Tue, Aug 29, 3:00-6:00pm, Schaeffer 14G (no orchestra winds audition here)

More information about audition requirements are available here.


Marching Unit
Ensemble Meeting Time: M/W/F - 3:00 - 4:20pm and Sat - 8 - 9:20am
Director: Prof. Daniel Neuenschwander
neuensch@kutztown.edu
Auditions - contact Prof. Neuenschwander for more information.


University Orchestra

Ensemble Meeting Time: T/Th - 4:30 - 5:50pm
Director: Dr. Peter Isaacson
isaacson@kutztown.edu
Winds Auditions:

  • Sun, Aug 27, 3:00-6:00pm, Schaeffer 114
  • Mon, Aug 28, 4:30 - 6:00pm, Schaeffer 114

More information about winds audition requirements are available here.

Strings Auditions:

  • Tue, Aug 29, 4:30 - 6:00pm, Schaeffer 114

More information about strings audition requirements are available here.


University Choir
Ensemble Meeting Time: M/W/F - 2:00 - 2:50pm
Director: Prof. Rebecca Ostermann
ostermann@kutztown.edu
Auditions:

  • Wed. Aug 30: 5 - 8 pm, Schaeffer 114
  • Thurs. Aug 31: 6 - 9 pm, Schaeffer 14G
  • Fri. Sept 1: 2 - 5 pm and 6 - 8 pm, Schaeffer 14G


No prior experience necessary - come as you are and we'll walk you through a simple audition. You are encouraged to bring something to sing, if you would like! All members, new and returning, must audition. Please contact Prof. Rebecca Ostermann at ostermann@kutztown.edu with any questions!


Jazz Ensembles, Popular Music Ensembles, and After Hours
Director: Dr. Kevin Kjos
kjos@kutztown.edu
Auditions:

  • Wed, Aug 30
    • Saxophones
    • Trombones
    • Vocalists
  • Thu, Aug 31
    • Drum set
    • Guitar
    • Trumpet
    • Piano and Vibes
    • Bass (upright and electric)

Sign up sheets and audition packets are available on (or near) Dr. Kjos's office door (Old Main 120). Singers should choose two pieces of contrasting styles or tempos.


Other Ensembles

Other ennsembles may or may not require an audition. Please contact ensemble directors for more information. If you have any questions, please contact our music secretary (Fran Melchionne) at melchionne@kutztown.edu

Flute Ensemble, Clarinet Ensemble, Saxophone Ensemble, Popular Music Ensemble, Jazz Combos, Brass Ensemble, Trombone Choir, String Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Chamber Music Ensemble