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

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 19, 2017

1:00p Flute Rehearsal Hall
3:30p TromboneRehearsal Hall
6:00p Horn Rehearsal Hall
7:30p Trumpet Rehearsal Hall

Sunday, August 20, 2017

9:00a TubaRehearsal Hall
10:00aEuphoniumRehearsal Hall
11:30a ClarinetRehearsal Hall
2:00p BassoonRehearsal Hall

Sunday, August 20, 2017

3:00p Oboe Rehearsal Hall
4:00p Saxophone Rehearsal Hall
4:00p Strings Music-Room 150
6:00p Percussion Rehearsal Hall

Audition Music

Most of the excerpts are taken from the wind band pieces titled Postcard by Frank Ticheli and Rocky Point Holiday by Ron Nelson. It is encouraged for you to study different recordings of these pieces so that you can prepare them at the appropriate tempos. Titles for additional excerpts are mentioned on the piece.

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

String students may sign up for an audition time with Dr. Park. Please check the string audition procedures document for links and more information.

Auditions are open to all UCF students regardless of major.

Choirs

Audition Dates

Monday August 21 - Wednesday August 23

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

Sign-Up Information

New participants must contact David Brunner to schedule an audition appointment.

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 20 and Monday August 21

Sign-Up Information

Sign-ups will be accepted on Professor Jeff Rupert's office door (PAC-M 117) during 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 professors.

Auditions will include:

  • scale studies
  • sight reading
  • prepared pieces you have in contrasting styles (at most two)
  • improvisation

Program Information

Opera

Audition Dates

Tuesday August 22, 2017, 1:30-3:00

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