Chamber Ensembles, Contemporary Music Studio, Collaborative Musicianship

2018-19 Audition Information for:

Chamber Ensembles (2975y/3975y/4975y/Special Topics/9566y/9867y)

General Information
Admission to all Chamber Ensembles is by audition administered by Prof. Starling and Prof. Wiebe. Normally, all students wishing to be considered for the Chamber Ensembles must play a Chamber Ensembles audition. Returning students who have played a Chamber Ensembles audition in April 2018 do not need to play a Chamber Ensembles audition in September 2018. All other returning and incoming students wishing to enrol in the Chamber Ensembles course must play a Chamber Ensembles audition in September 2018. Please see audition information below.

This half-credit course fulfills the requirements for Performance majors. It is available to undergraduate Performance Majors for at least two years in the second (2975y), third (3975y), or fourth (4975y) years of study, and to graduate performance majors majoring in piano or orchestral instruments for at least one year. Students in other degree programs are also eligible for consideration, depending on audition, coach availability and department permission.

Please note: Chamber music repertoire which has been coached or performed on a recital for chamber music credit as part of the chamber ensemble program cannot be used in a student credit solo recital.
Chamber ensembles formed for academic credit are not to be used in solo recitals.

The Chamber Music Board on the bulletin board on the 2nd floor of Talbot College, across from the Music Library, carries procedures regarding ensemble auditions, placement, and assigned coaches.

Audition Information for Chamber Ensembles

**Enrollment for Chamber Music 2975y/3975y/4975y/9566y/9867y and Special Topics is by audition only.**

Woodwinds/Brass/Percussion
Music Building 319
Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. Starling/Wiebe

Piano (same time and place as voice)
von Kuster Hall
Thursday, September 6, 2018, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Starling/Wiebe

Voice (same time and place as piano)
von Kuster Hall
Thursday, September 6, 2018, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Starling/Wiebe

Strings
Music Building 319
Thursday, September 6, 2018, 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Starling/Wiebe

Sign-up sheets for Chamber Music auditions will be posted on the bulletin board on the 2nd floor of Talbot College, across from the Music Library. Students must be prepared to audition within the above-mentioned time slots.

Students auditioning for chamber music should prepare two brief contrasting solo pieces. With the exception of singers, auditionees do not need to bring an accompanist. Singers auditioning for chamber music should bring a pianist.

A short interview during the audition will aid in determining placement. Please fill out a Chamber Music Audition Form and bring it to your audition.

Contemporary Music Studio (3976y/9507y/Special Topics)

General Information
Admission to the Contemporary Music Studio is by audition administered by Prof. Dáirine Ni Mheadhra and Prof. John Hess. This half course is available for credit to Performance majors in third and fourth year (3976y), and for all levels of graduate students in Performance (9507y). The course can also be taken under a Special Topics course number assigned by the Performance or Graduate Assistants. Other students may be accepted into the course by special permission. All interested vocalists and instrumentalists are encouraged to apply. The audition for Contemporary Music Studio takes place in September of each year. The sign-up sheet for the audition and any other information relating to the course will be posted on the bulletin board outside MB 310.

Audition Information for Contemporary Music Studio

**Enrollment for Contemporary Music Studio 3976y/9507y/Special Topics is by audition only.**

Thursday, September 6, 2018, Time TBA
All in Music Building 310. Hess/Dáirine Ni Mheadhra

Sign-up sheets for Contemporary Music Studio auditions will be posted on the bulletin board outside MB 310.

Students auditioning for contemporary music studio should prepare two brief contrasting solo pieces. With the exception of singers, auditionees do not need to bring an accompanist. Singers auditioning for contemporary music studio should bring a pianist.

Please complete the Contemporary Music Studio Audition Form and bring it to your audition.

Collaborative Musicianship for Piano Ensembles (4976y)

In 2018-19, this course will be available only to fourth year piano performance majors. These students will be registered in the course automatically by the MPS Office. Some third year piano performance majors may also be able to take it by permission of the MPS Department Chair. Please email Dr. Sophie Roland at sroland2@uwo.ca if interested.