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Ensemble Auditions, Fall 2013


SIGN-UP SHEETS FOR ALL AUDITIONS ARE POSTED OUTSIDE THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, MAHANEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS ROOM 307


Jazz program auditions will be held Wednesday – Friday, September 11 – 13, in room MCFA 217.  Auditions are required to participate in the Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble.  Auditions for the Jazz Workshop are optional. Detailed information can be found at the MiddJazz blog site, http://sites.middlebury.edu/middjazz/


 College Choir Auditions

First Year students are strongly encouraged to audition before the beginning of classes, and returning students as soon as possible upon arrival on campus. 

College Choir: auditions available September 6-12, MCA 315.

Sign up in the music department or email Professor Buettner buettner@middlebury.edu / information at go/choralauditions 

Walk-ins are welcome as soon as a space is available in the schedule.

**Due to the first-year orientation "trips" schedule, auditions may be available mornings earlier in the week.


College Orchestra auditions will be held from noon till 6:00, Tuesday - Wednesday, September 10 - 11, in room MCFA 215. All positions are open, and to be filled by audition. For detailed information contact amassey@middlebury.edu and see the web site


"Les Miserables"

Looking for vocalists, instrumentalists and tech. personnel.
 
Auditions for singer/actors will be Thursday and Friday, September 19th and 20th, from 4:30 to 7:00 PM in MCA 125.  Callbacks will be held on Saturday, September 21st, from 12:00 to 3:00 PM, in MCA 221.   We are looking for all voice types - there are many roles to be filled, and lots of fabulous ensemble singing!  Please prepare a Broadway song - it can be from LES MIS, or from any other Broadway show.  A pianist will be provided.  You may also sing a cappella, or bring recorded accompaniment.  Vocal rehearsals begin in the fall semester.
 
Auditions for instrumentalists will be held at a later date, TBD.  Please contact either Carol Christensen, Musical Director (christen@middlebury.edu), or Hannah Rommer (hannah.rose.rommer@gmail.com), Pit Orch. Director, if you are interested.  We are looking for keyboard, percussion, string, brass, and woodwind players.
 
We are also looking for a stage manager and other tech personnel.
 
The J-term musical can be taken as a course (for all involved - singers/instrumentalists/tech), or audited, if your other J-term course meets in the morning. Performances are scheduled for January 23-26 at the Town Hall Theater.  Questions?  Please contact Carol Christensen: christen@middlebury.edu; or Doug Anderson:danders@middlebury.edu


College Community Chorus – Students, alumni, staff, faculty, and community members join together to sing classical works alongside newly composed choral music and arrangements of traditional and popular songs, culminating in a performance in Mead Chapel. Students often note that this 90-voice chorus provides a place not only to sing and explore music together, but to make life-long friends with others from on- and off-campus, and to take a break and feel a sense of accomplishment from rehearsal to rehearsal leading up to our concerts!

As we prepare our annual Thanksgiving concert, we explore a mix of classical and contemporary music, including music by Brahms and Mendelssohn, and newer compositions by American composers Dan Forest (It is Good to Give Thanks) and Keith Hampton (his gospel/jazz setting of "This Little Light of Mine" entitled "True Light"). The featured work on our program is Lux Aeterna (Light Eternal) with its rich choral sounds by award-winning American composer Morten Lauridsen.

Join us for rehearsals – no auditions – on Sundays or Tuesdays at 7pm in Mead Chapel, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 10. The Chorus may also be taken for credit as MUSC0250C.  Email conductor Jeff Rehbach, rehbach@middlebury.edu for more information, or simply come to a rehearsal!