Faculty of Music

Chamber Ensembles, Contemporary Music Studio, Collaborative Musicianship

2017-18 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. 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.

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

General Information
Admission to the Contemporary Music Studio is by audition administered by TBA and Prof. 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 at the same time as the Chamber Ensembles audition and the requirements for the audition are the same. 

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.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS JUST A SINGLE AUDITION FOR CHAMBER MUSIC AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC STUDIO.

Chamber Music Audition Form Audition Form for Chamber Music (2975y/3975y/4975y/9566y/9867y/Special Topics) and Contemporary Music Studio (3976y/9507y)

Audition Information for Chamber Ensembles and Contemporary Music Studio

Chamber Music 2975y/3975y/4975y/9566y/9867y
Contemporary Music Studio 3976y/9507y/Special Topics

**Enrollment for Chamber Music 2975y/3975y/4975y/9566y/9867y and Special Topics is by audition only. Enrollment for Contemporary Music Studio 3976y/9507y/Special Topics is by audition only.**

Monday, September 11, 2017, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Woodwinds/Brass/Percussion in Music Building 311. Starling/Wiebe/TBA

Monday, September 11, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Voice in Music Building 310. Starling/Wiebe/Hess/TBA

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Piano in Music Building 310. Starling/Wiebe/Hess/TBA

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Strings in Music Building 319. Starling/Wiebe/Hess/TBA

Sign-up sheets for Chamber Music and Contemporary Music Studio 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 and/or 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 chamber music and/or contemporary music studio should bring a pianist.

A short interview during the audition will aid in determining placement. Please complete the Chamber Music/Contemporary Music Studio Audition Form and bring it to your audition.

Collaborative Musicianship for Piano and Instrumental (4976y/9506y)

In 2017-18, 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.