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
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
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.