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 2022 is below.

Fall 2022 Audition Information

TU Choirs

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.

Class schedule:

  • 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 .

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 .

* 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 day).

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

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.

 

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.