Ensembles

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 Fall 2018 is below.

Fall 2018 Audition Information


University Chorale, Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus

You are invited to join one of the wonderful choirs at Towson: University Chorale, Women's Chorus, Men's Chorus and *Choral Society (no need to audition for this one).

There is no need to be a music major, not even a music minor, to sing with us. You just need to have some previous choral experience and love for singing.

Auditions will take place during the first week of class:

Tuesday August 28th
Wednesday, August 29th
Thursday, August 30th
Friday, August 31st

Auditions will be held in Dr. Sáez's office (CA 2099) and you can sign up for a time at the door. If you are a music major, prepare a song you know well that shows off your voice. 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. The first meeting will be on Thursday, August 30th. – MUSA 251/451/651.001
Women’s Chorus meets Monday and Wednesday from 2-3:15pm. The first meeting will be on Wednesday, August 29th. – MUSA 252/452/652.001
Men’s Chorus (Stephen Holmes, director) meets Monday and Wednesday from 2:00-3:15 pm.  The first meeting will be Wednesday, August 29th. – MUSA 252/452/652.002
Choral Society (non-auditioned) – Monday from 7-9:40pm – MUSA 151/351/651.101 

*If you are not a student, and would still like to sing, consider joining the Choral Society. There is no need to audition and the whole community is welcome to participate.

Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra

All excerpts for the auditions can be found in the dropbox folder

  • Auditions for both ensembles will take place CA 3089. You can sign up for a time on the door.

  • Auditions will take place the first week of classes, Monday August 27th, Tuesday August 28th, Wednesday August 29th, and Thursday, August 30th.  The first rehearsals will take place the second week of classes, the week of September 3rd.

  • Symphonic Band meets Tuesday and Thursday 2:00pm - 3:15pm and Symphony Orchestra meets Tuesday and Thursday 3:30pm - 5:20pm.

  • During the audition process you will be asked to play the attached excerpts in the dropbox link above. 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 them all. 

  • Please sign up for the class, band and/or orchestra as soon as possible.  

Jazz Orchestra

Anyone interested in auditioning for the TU Jazz Orchestra, or who would like more information, please contact either Jim McFalls () or Dave Ballou () 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 ().

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.

Non-Major?

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.