Auditions for plays and musical theatre productions are generally held at the beginning of each semester, Auditions for all productions are open to students in all majors. An audition workshop is usually held the week before the auditions in the Fall semester to help students prepare for the audition process. Notices for each audition are publicized campus-wide and in the community.
Auditions for College Singers are by appointment during posted hours, the first week of classes, or by appointment if you require specific times, with Dr. Stephen Wilson, Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 105, 607-753-4615. The Vocal Chamber Ensemble is derived from members of College Singers, and requires a separate audition.
BRING a prepared song if possible(not required). Student vocal ranges will be determined and rhythm and tonal memory will be tested. Pitch accuracy is essential.
NO AUDITION is required for the Choral Union. See Dr. Wilson for more information about the Choral Union (Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 105, 607-753-4615, or come to the first rehearsal during the first week of classes. Rehearsals are held on Mondays at 7 p.m. in Dowd Fine Art Center, Room 108.
Auditions for applied voice are held during the first week of the semester. Applied voice students receive one individual lesson each week, and participate in a voice lab with other applied voice students. There are also other performing opportunities within the department.
Auditions for the College-Community Orchestra will be held during the first two rehearsals during the first week of classes. The College-Community Orchestra is comprised of students and members of the community; those interested should contact the Director, Ubaldo Valli at firstname.lastname@example.org or the concert mistress Lois Pfister at Lois.Pfister@cortland.edu.
Auditions for applied piano are held during the first week of classes. Applied piano students receive one individual lesson each week, and have performing opportunities within the department. For further information, please contact Dr. Marina Gorelaya at Marina.Gorelaya@gmail.com.
BEFORE AUDITIONING, note your ensemble's time and leave room in your schedule.
Registration is done by permission of the music director of each ensemble.
The Performing Arts Department welcomes students from all majors and pre-majors into its music ensembles.