Fall 2019 Audition Information
You are invited to join one of the first-rate choirs at Towson:
- University Chorale
- Women's Chorus
- Men's Chorus
- Choral Society*
There is no need to be a music major or minor, to sing with us. You only need previous
choral experience and a love for singing. The repertoire will be challenging, diverse
and fun. Consider joining and participating this semester!
Auditions will take place in Dr. Sáez’s office (CA 2099). Auditions will take place
on August 26th, 28th, 29th and 30th. Sign-up sheets are posted on Dr. Sáez’s office door. For more information, please
contact Dr. Diana Sáez at dsaez AT_TOWSON.
Preparing for the auditions:
If you are a music major, prepare a song you know well that shows off your voice.
Bring an extra copy for the accompanist. If not, choose something with which you feel
comfortable (a hymn, a folk song or your voice part from a choral piece).
University Chorale meets Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3:15pm. – MUSA 251/451/651.001
Women’s Chorus meets Monday and Wednesday from 2-3:15pm. – MUSA 252/452/652.001
Men’s Chorus (Stephen Holmes, director) meets Monday and Wednesday from 2:00-3:15
pm. – MUSA 252/452/652.002
Choral Society (non-auditioned) – Monday from 7-9:40pm – MUSA 151/351/651.101
All rehearsals are held in CA 3069. The final performance for the TU Chorale, Women’s
and Men’s Choruses will be on Friday, December 4th at 8:00 pm and on Sunday, November 22ndat 3:00 pm for TU Choral Society in the Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall. Other performances
and commitments will be announced during the first rehearsal.
*If you are not a student and like to sing, consider joining Choral Society. There
is no need to audition and anyone from the TU community is welcome to participate.
This semester repertoire will include Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramirez and Mass in G
by Franz Schubert.
Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra
1. Auditions for both ensembles will take place in Dr. Cicconi's office, as usual,
which is room CA 3089. You can sign up for a time on Dr. Cicconi’s door, CA 3089.
2. Auditions will take place on August 26th, 27th, 28th, and 29th (Monday – Thursday, with a possibility of opening up Friday as well due to increased
numbers). The first rehearsals with the Fall Ensembles will take place the second
week of classes, the week of September 2nd (first actual rehearsal will be Tuesday, September 3rd)
3. Symphonic Band meets TTh 2:00pm – 3:15pm and Symphony Orchestra meets TTh 3:30pm
- 5:20pm. Basically, both groups meet back to back. (There will be chamber winds,
brass choir, sax band, and string orchestra again too!)
4. During the audition process you will be asked to play the attached excerpts in
the dropbox link below. Please find your particular instrument, download the file,
and prepare the selection. You only need to prepare the selections that are within
the brackets. Please note, you excerpts may be over a span of 1-4 pages, be sure to
download them all. Most are 2 pages.
5. Please sign up for the class, band and/or orchestra as soon as possible.
Repertoire for the upcoming semester. Check it out and go listen to the music!
Fandangos – Sierra/Scatterday (Audition Excerpt 1 for Winds)
First Light – Maslanka (Audition Excerpt 2 for Winds)
Winds of Nagual – Colgrass
Serenade in D Minor – Dvorak
(a special transcription)
Serenade for Strings – Tchaikovsky (Audition Excerpts for Strings)
Pavane – Faure
Symphony – TBA!
.... and more!
Dropbox Link to Audition Music
Anyone interested in auditioning for the TU Jazz Orchestra, or who would like more
information, please contact either Jim McFalls (mjim AT_TOWSON) or Dave Ballou (dballou AT_TOWSON) directly.
Our large ensemble recruitment scholarship program is designed to recruit non-music majors to participate in Jazz Orchestra, Symphonic
Band, Symphony Orchestra and the TU Choirs.