Auditions - SUNY Cortland

Auditions

Representatives from the SUNY Cortland Performing Arts Department will be present at the New York City Performing and Visual Arts College Fair presented by NACAC.  Wednesday, Oct. 19, 6-9 p.m.  Stop by and check us out! 

Musical Theatre Program Auditions

Auditions for students interested in applying for admission to the Musical Theatre Program for entrance in Fall of 2017 will be held:

Nov. 12, 2016 in NYC at Ripley Grier Studios

Jan. 7, 2017 in NYC at Ripley Grier Studios

Feb. 25, 2017 on the SUNY Cortland Campus

April 1, 2017 on the SUNY Cortland Campus

An application for general admission to the College is required before scheduling an audition.

  • Candidates should prepare two 32 bar (approximate) contrasting song selections from the musical theatre repertoire: one up-tempo, one ballad-one pre-1960, and one post-1960. (No pop, rock, rap, or country.) You must bring the sheet music, in the correct key, to the audition-an accompanist will be provided.
  • Candidates should prepare a brief (1 minute) monologue. Contemporary material is recommended. No dialects. Not from a musical.
  • Candidates should be prepared to learn a brief dance combination at the audition. Students with significant dance training may also prepare a short( 1- 2 minute) combination to present at the audition.
To schedule an audition appointment, please contact Sharon Tucker in the Performing Arts Department at sharon.tucker@cortland.edu, or call 607-753-2811.
 
If you have additional questions, please contact Prof. Kevin Halpin, director of the musical theatre program, at kevin.halpin@cortland.edu or 607-753-4599.

Theatre Production Auditions

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.

Vocal Ensemble Auditions

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.

Instrumental Auditions

Auditions for the Wind Ensemble and 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 udv1@cornell.edu 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.

Ensemble Audition Information

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.

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