Audition and enrollment information for music performance ensembles

By Nicole Poletto, Professional Development Peer
Monday, September 18, 2017 09:32 AM

Interested in using music to de-stress in grad school? The Department of Music offers over a dozen ensembles in Fall Quarter that are open to music majors, nonmajors, and community members. Make note of audition and class times and join in on the fun! Enrollment and audition information for each ensemble is below. Contact each instructor directly with questions.

PLEASE NOTEChamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Women’s Chorus, and Gospel Choir all hold auditions prior to the first class meeting and have specific audition repertoire requirements.

CARILLON: MUS 24, 124, 224
http://music.ucsb.edu/ensembles/carillon
Class time and location: TBA
Audition required. Enrollment is limited to 5 students per quarter and is based on piano audition. Please contact the instructor, Margo Halsted, at mhalsted@music.ucsb.edu to schedule an audition.


CHAMBER CHOIR: MUS A 36, 136, 236

http://music.ucsb.edu/ensembles/chamber-choir
Class times and location: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7:50 p.m. in Music Room 1145
First class meeting: Monday, October 2, 2017 from 6-7:50 p.m. in Music Room 1145
Audition required before first class meeting. To schedule an audition, please visit ucsbchoruses.youcanbook.me or contact the director, Grey Brothers, at (805) 565-6279 or brothers@westmont.edu
Audition dates and times:
Monday, September 25 (6-9 p.m.)
Tuesday, September 26 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Wednesday, September 27 (6-9 p.m.)
Thursday, September 28 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Friday, September 29 (6-9 p.m.)
Audition location: All auditions will be held in Music Room 1222.


CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: MUS A 42, 142, 242
http://music.ucsb.edu/ensembles/university-chamber-orchestra
Class time and location: Mondays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall
First class meeting: Monday, October 2, 2017 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall
Audition required before first class meeting. Audition repertoire for each instrument is available at http://music.ucsb.edu/ensembles/university-chamber-orchestra. To schedule an audition, please contact the director, Vlad Vizireanu, at vlad@vladvizireanu.com
Audition dates and times:
Violins/Violas: Monday, September 25, 2017 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Cellos/Basses: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Winds/Brass/Percussion: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (1 p.m.-7 p.m.)


CLARINET CHOIR: MUS A 46, 146, 246
http://music.ucsb.edu/ensembles/clarinet-choir
Class time and location: Wednesdays from 4:30-6 p.m. in Geiringer Hall
Audition required. Please email the instructor, Paul Bambach, at bambach@music.ucsb.edu for more information.

ENSEMBLE FOR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (ECM): MUS A 40, 140, 240
http://music.ucsb.edu/ensembles/ecm
Class times and location: Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-4:50 p.m. in Music Room 1219
First class meeting: Monday, October 2, 2017 at 3 p.m. in Music Room 1219
Audition required. Please attend the first class meeting for more information, and bring instruments. Contact the director, Jeremy Haladyna, at haladyna@music.ucsb.edu for more information.


FLUTE CHOIR: MUS A 43, 143, 243
http://music.ucsb.edu/ensembles/flute-choir
Class time and location: Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. in Music Room 1219
First class meeting: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 5-6 p.m. in Music Room 1219
Audition required. Please email the Flute Choir Teaching Assistant, Cynthia Vong, at cvong@umail.ucsb.edufor more information.


GAMELAN ENSEMBLE: MUS A 70J, 170J, 270J
http://music.ucsb.edu/ensembles/gamelan
Class times and location: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7 p.m. in Music Room 1231
First class meeting: Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in Music Room 1231
No audition required. Contact the director, Richard North, at gamelaninsb@aol.com for more information.


GOSPEL CHOIR: MUS A 70V, 170V, 270V
http://music.ucsb.edu/ensembles/gospel-choir
Class time and location: Tuesdays from 7-10 p.m. in Music Room 1145
First class meeting: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 7-10 p.m. in Music Room 1145
Audition required. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 4-6 p.m. in Music Room 0327. Please contact the director, Pastor Victor Bell, at VBell97405@aol.com to schedule an audition.


JAZZ COMBOS: MUS A 44, 144, 244
http://music.ucsb.edu/ensembles/jazz
Class times and location: Tuesdays or Thursdays (depending on combo assignments) in Geiringer Hall from 4-5:45 p.m.
First class meeting: Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 4-5:45 p.m. in Geiringer Hall
Audition required. Please attend the first class meeting for more information and bring instruments. Contact the director, Jon Nathan, at jazz@music.ucsb.edu for more information.


Middle East Ensemble SINGERS: MUS A 70N, 170N, 270N
http://music.ucsb.edu/ensembles/middle-east
Class time and location: Tuesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. in Music Room 1207
First class meeting: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 5-6:30 p.m. in Music Room 1207
No audition required. Contact the director, Scott Marcus, at scottmarcu@aol.com for more information.


Middle East Ensemble INSTRUMENTALISTS: MUS A 70M, 170M, 270M
http://music.ucsb.edu/ensembles/middle-east
Class time and location: Tuesday evenings from 7-10 p.m. in Geiringer Hall
First class meeting: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 7-10 p.m. in Geiringer Hall
No audition required. Contact the director, Scott Marcus, at scottmarcu@aol.com for more information.


Middle East Ensemble PERCUSSIONISTS: MUS 22P, 122P, 222X
http://music.ucsb.edu/ensembles/middle-east
Class time and location: Mondays from 7-9 p.m. in Music Room 1207
First class meeting: Monday, October 2, 2017 from 7-9 p.m. in Music Room 1207
No audition required. Contact the instructor, Sue Rudnicki, at suerudn@gmail.com for more information.


Middle East Ensemble DANCERS (no credit)
http://music.ucsb.edu/ensembles/middle-east
Class time and location: TBA by instructor
First class meeting: Rehearsals start in October on Tuesday evenings.
Audition required. Please email the Dance Company Director, Cris! Basimah, at audition@bellydanceland.com for more information.


PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: MUS A 49, 149, 249
http://music.ucsb.edu/ensembles/percussion
Class time and location: Tuesdays from 1-3:45 p.m. in Geiringer Hall
First class meeting: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 2 p.m. in Geiringer Hall
Audition required. Basic snare drum and mallet reading, as well a piece of your choice, if applicable. For more information regarding auditions, please email the instructor, Jon Nathan, at jazz@music.ucsb.edu.


PIANO ENSEMBLE: MUS A 41, 141, 241
http://music.ucsb.edu/ensembles/piano
Class time and location: TBA
Audition required. UCSB students who are not piano majors may audition for the course by performing two contrasting pieces from different historical epochs or style periods, and will also be requested to sight-read at the audition. Enrollment in the class is on a space-available basis. An approval code from the instructor is necessary. Please contact Professor Charles Asche at asche@music.ucsb.edu for more information.


WIND ENSEMBLE: MUS A 34, 134, 234
http://music.ucsb.edu/ensembles/university-wind
Class times and locations: Tuesdays 6-8:30 p.m. (Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall) and Thursdays 6-7:30 p.m. (Geiringer Hall)
First class meeting: Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 6-7:30 p.m.. in Geiringer Hall
Audition required. Please attend the first class meeting for more information and bring instruments. Contact the director, Paul Bambach, at bambach@music.ucsb.edu for more information, or view the audition flyer at http://ow.ly/NWcP30ePoxj


WOMEN’S CHORUS: MUS A 37, 137, 237
http://music.ucsb.edu/ensembles/womens-chorus
Class times and location: Tuesdays 5-7 p.m. and Thursdays 5-6 p.m. in Music Room 1145
First class meeting: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. in Music Room 1145
Audition required before first class meeting. To schedule an audition, please visit ucsbchoruses.youcanbook.me or contact Grey Brothers at (805) 565-6279 or brothers@westmont.edu
Audition dates and times:
Monday, September 25 (6-9 p.m.)
Tuesday, September 26 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Wednesday, September 27 (6-9 p.m.)
Thursday, September 28 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Friday, September 29 (6-9 p.m.)
Audition location: All auditions will be held in Music Room 1222.

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