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Music and Theater Auditions

Music Auditions

Entrance auditions are required for all majors and minors, as well as all music ensembles.  For ensembles, auditions are either held on the Sunday morning of orientation weekend, or during class/rehearsal time the first week of classes. If you would like to be in an ensemble, you should register for the ensembles, and then in the event that you aren't accepted, you can drop the course before the end of the add/drop period (the first week of classes). 

Fall 2018 ensemble courses audition schedule:

MUS 243 – Wind Symphony; Sunday morning of Orientation Weekend
MUS 244 – University Singers; Sunday morning of Orientation Weekend
MUS 245 - Orchestra; Sunday morning of Orientation Weekend
MUS 246 – Chapel Ensemble; during class sessions
MUS 252 – Women’s Chorale; during class sessions
MUS 253 – Jazz Band; during class sessions
MUS 447 (A-F) – Chamber ensembles; Sunday morning of Orientation Weekend
Pep Band (non credited) - Sunday morning of Orientation Weekend

Questions about auditions? Contact:
Dr. Patrick Murphy
murphyp@up.edu(800) 22-PILOT (227-4568), ext. 8789 (8:00-4:30)
(503) 943-8789 (with voice mail, call anytime)
For more information, visit the Music Program FAQ page.

Theater Auditions

Auditions for the semester's productions are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings of the first week of classes. All UP students are invited to audition, and anyone wishing to be in a play that semester must audition Tuesday evening. For more information about theater auditions, please visit the Theater Auditions website.