Fall 2022 Audition Information
There is no need to be a music major to sing with one of the Towson University Choirs.
Each ensemble is comprised of an enthusiastic and passionate community of singers
who appreciate the art of choral singing. The repertoire will be challenging, diverse
and fun. We strongly encourage you to join and participate in our wonderful choirs.
- University Chorale (MUSA 251/451/651) meets Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3:15pm.
- Treble Voices* (MUSA 252/452/652) meets Monday and Wednesday from 2-3:15pm.
- Men's Chorus (MUSC 252/452/652) meets Monday and Wednesday from 2:00-3:15pm. Please
contact Men's Chorus director Prof. Stephen Holmes.
Please sign up for an audition/meeting time with Dr. Sáez. No need to audition to join Choral Society.
Preparing for the auditions: Choose something with which you feel comfortable singing.
It can be a hymn, a folk song or your voice part from a choral piece. Please bring
an extra copy of the music for the accompanist. Auditions will be held at Dr. Sáez office (CA 2099).
If you are not a music major, we encourage you to join Treble Voices, Men's Chorus
and/or Choral Society. Highlights this semester are:
- Treble Voices* and Men's Chorus will perform together with the University Chorale
at the Joyfully Together Choral Festival at Wolf Trap.
- Choral Society** will perform Mozart's Coronation Mass together with University Chorale
and the TU Symphony Orchestra.
For more information, please contact Dr. Diana Sáez.
* Open to all self-identified women
** No need to audition
Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra
Auditions for both ensembles will take place in Dr. Cicconi's office, in person, which
is room CA 3089. You can sign up for a time RIGHT NOW on this google sheet.
Auditions will take place on Monday August 29th, Tuesday August 30th, Wednesday August
31st and Thursday September 1st. The first rehearsals will take place the second
week of classes, the week of September 5th (September 6th will be the first rehearsal
Symphonic Band meets TTh 2:00pm-3:15pm and Symphony Orchestra meets TTh 3:30pm-5:20pm.
Please be sure to SIGN UP and REGISTER for the ensembles.
During the audition process (blind auditions) 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 1-2 pages,
be sure to download them all but only play the excerpts within the brackets.
Please sign up for the class, band and/or orchestra as soon as possible. If you need
to be authorized, please let Dr. Cicconi know immediately.
STRING PLAYERS: All string players wil be placed in symphony orchestra. The audition
will simply help me find your seating placements.
The repertoire for this semester is some of the very best yet, so, please consider
playing again. It is going to be AWESOME.
Both groups have exciting performances over the course of the semester and I cannot
wait to work with you all again. I look forward to a terrific semester of music making
and am proud and humbled, as always to be your director!
Please feel free to email with any and all questions. Very much looking forward to
seeing you all (and...I MISS YOU ALL). LET'S GO! DrC
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.