The Department of Music at Towson University has a variety of ensembles including
a symphony orchestra, a symphonic band, several choirs, a “Music for the Stage” program,
jazz ensembles, and small instrumental ensembles. Audition information for Spring
2018 is below.
Spring 2018 Audition Information
University Chorale, Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus
Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra
All excerpts for the auditions can be found in the dropbox folder https://www.dropbox.com/sh/eztn80s5z0oqd60/AACmBBIlBytPNi9IU7w4kn8Ga?dl=0
Auditions for both ensembles will take place CA 3089. You can sign up for a time on
Auditions will take place on Monday January 29th, Tuesday January 30th, and Wednesday January 31st. The first rehearsals will take place the second week of classes, the week of February
Symphonic Band meets MW 3:30pm - 5:20pm and Symphony Orchestra meets TTh 3:30pm -
5:20pm (which is the same time as last semester for orchestra, band is different).
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, your excerpts may be over a span of 1-5 pages, be sure to download
- If you are interested in playing for the opera “The Marriage of Figaro”, this audition
for band/orchestra will also act as your audition for the pit of that opera (Dr. Cicconi will
be conducting this as well).
Please sign up for the class, band and/or orchestra as soon as possible.
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.
Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Have you always wanted to sing some jazz and pop? Here’s your chance!
Anyone interested in auditioning for the TU Vocal Jazz Ensemble and for spots in Sara
Jones' Jazz Voice studio, please contact Sara Jones (smjones AT_TOWSON).
If you are auditioning for a spot in the Jazz/Commercial Voice Studio, you must be
aware that the Jazz Voice Masterclass meets on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. This is separate
from the Classical Voice Masterclass that meets on Thursdays.
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.