UCF Music Department

Ensemble Auditions

Band and Orchestra

Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Symphony Orchestra

  • Open to all UCF students, regardless of major
  • Students interested in auditioning for placement in Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, or Orchestra should prepare the materials and follow the audition procedures and calendar detailed below
  • Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, and Strings students should submit the online audition registration form prior to the start of auditions. String Students also need to email Dr. Park to reserve an audition time slot.

Concert Band and University Band

  • Open to all UCF students, regardless of major
  • No audition is required for placement in Concert Band or University Band
  • Concert Band is offered both fall & spring semesters
  • University Band is offered only in the spring semester, each year

Audition Dates

Saturday, August 24, 2019

3:00pm Oboe Rehearsal Hall
3:45pm Bassoon Rehearsal Hall
4:15pm Flute Rehearsal Hall
6:00pm All Clarinets Rehearsal Hall

Sunday, August 25, 2019

9:30am TromboneRehearsal Hall
11:00amTrumpetRehearsal Hall
12:00pm Tuba Rehearsal Hall
12:45pm Euphonium Rehearsal Hall
1:15pm HornRehearsal Hall
2:30pm Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass PAC M-150
2:30pm Saxophone Rehearsal Hall
6:00pm Percussion Rehearsal Hall

Audition Music

All woodwind, brass, and percussion students planning to audition should be at the Rehearsal Hall fifteen (15) minutes before the time listed for your instrument. Numbers will be drawn at that time to determine the order of audition.

» Instrumental Audition Procedures String Addendum

Auditions are open to all UCF students regardless of major.

Choirs

Audition Dates

Monday August 26 - Wednesday August 28

Location: Performing Arts Center - Music Building, Room 126 (Campus map)

Sign-Up Information

Please sign up for an audition time at room PAC-M126 any time after June 10.

Membership is open to all students of the university by audition at the beginning of each semester. For University Chorus auditions, you should be prepared to sing the first verse of "My County, 'Tis Of Thee" and sight-read. For Chamber Singers, please prepare a classical solo piece and bring a copy of the music. There is no audition requirement for Women's Chorus.

Audition Requirements

University Chorus

  • Music reading experience expected
  • Previous choral experience desirable
  • Be prepared to sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" and sight read

Chamber Singers

  • Strong personal musicianship skills expected
  • Facility with languages desirable
  • Be prepared to sing a solo song of your choice in English or a foreign language and sight read

Men's and Women's Chorus

No audition required.

Program Information

Jazz

Audition Dates

Sunday, August 25th and Monday, August 26th, 2019

Sign-Up Information

Sign-ups will be accepted on Professor Jeff Rupert's office door (PAC-M 117) the week prior to auditions.

Audition Requirements

Auditions are mandatory for all jazz majors. These auditions are for two big bands and 5-6 chamber groups led by various jazz instructors.

Auditions will include:

  • scale studies
  • sight reading
  • prepared piece you have in contrasting styles (be-bop, Afro-Cuban, modal, Quartal, tertian) (at most two, and this is optional for non-majors)
  • improvisation (not required for all members of big bands- this is for soloists, small groups and rhythm section players)
  • All UCF students are welcome to audition.

Program Information

Opera

Audition Dates

Sunday, August 25 from 2-5pm

Location: Performing Arts Center - Music Building, Room M150 (Campus map)

Sign-Up Information

Auditions for admittance into the Opera Workshop course [MUO 3503 or MUO 5505L], are open to all UCF students, regardless of major.

Students interested in auditioning must:

Audition Requirements

Audition Repertoire requirements may be found within the above-mentioned Auditions Policies and Audition Form.

Program Information

Please refer to the Opera Program homepage and/or write the Opera Director, Prof. Potter, with any further questions about the audition process, the course requirements, etc.

Music Department • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
Phone: 407-823-2869 Fax: 407-823-3378 • E-mail: ucfmusic@ucf.edu