Music Auditions

Fall 2020 Auditions

ACADEMIC ENSEMBLES


GU Orchestra
Those interested in auditioning to join the GU Orchestra should contact Prof. Angel Gil-Ordóñez directly at ag1392@georgetown.edu.



GU Concert Choir & Chamber Singers

Sign up here for online voice placement auditions for the GU Concert Choir. Nothing need be prepared. Please contact Professor Binkholder at fab7@georgetown.edu with any questions.


GU Chamber Singers Auditions
Prerequisite: A
voice placement audition must be completed

To audition for Chamber Singers, vocalists must first complete a voice placement. Then sign up for a second Chamber Singers audition, which will consist of a warmup, simple sight-reading and then a performance of the required song If Ye Love Me by Thomas Tallis. For this, the singer will use the virtual choir performance track that is on the GU Chamber Singers’ Facebook page. 

Contact Info:
Frederick A. Binkholder
Professor of the Practice
Director of Choirs, Georgetown University –
Concert Choir & Chamber Singers
fab7@georgetown.edu
cell: 202-294-9910



GU Chamber Music Ensemble Program Auditions (Strings/Winds/Piano)

SIGN UP FOR 8/27 GU Chamber Music Ensemble Program Auditions

Audition dates/times:
Thursday, August 13, 2020 from noon-4 p.m.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.  

Preparation:

Audition Repertoire for Chamber Music students:

  • A scale
  • An arpeggio
  • A piece of your choice that demonstrates your current level

Contact:
For Chamber Music information:  Netanel Draiblate at nd411@georgetown.edu



GU Jazz Ensemble Auditions

Due to COVID-19 all auditions will be by video submission. Please record all audition material in one video and upload it to YouTube. Please state your name clearly at the beginning of the video. All submissions should be submitted by Tuesday, September 1, 2020 by 11:59 p.m.

Please note: Students interested in the New Student Orientation (NSO) Jazz Combos need to only play “Just Friends.” All NSO videos must be submitted by Friday, August 14, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. All videos should be YouTube videos that are marked as “unlisted”.

Submit your GU Jazz Ensemble audition video here. More details below.


Preparation

Alto Saxophone

Excerpt: “Evidence”- Play measures 161-230.

Tune: “Just Friends” – Play the melody and improvise for 1-2 choruses

Here is a backing track for “Just Friends.”

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY


Tenor Saxophone

Excerpt: “Evidence”- Play measures 161-230.

Tune: “Just Friends” – Play the melody and improvise for 1-2 choruses

Here is a backing track for “Just Friends.”

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY

Baritone Saxophone

Excerpt: “Evidence”- Play measures 161-230

Tune: “Just Friends” – Play the melody and improvise for 1-2 choruses

Here is a backing track for “Just Friends.”

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY


Trumpet I

Excerpt: “Evidence”- Play measures 161-230.

Tune: “Just Friends” – Play the melody and improvise for 1-2 choruses

Here is a backing track for “Just Friends.”

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY


Trumpet II

Excerpt: “Evidence”- Play measures 161-230.

Tune: “Just Friends” – Play the melody and improvise for 1-2 choruses

Here is a backing track for “Just Friends.”

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY


Trombone

Excerpt: “Evidence”- Play measures 161-230.

Tune: “Just Friends” – Play the melody and improvise for 1-2 choruses

Here is a backing track for “Just Friends.”

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY


Guitar

Excerpt: “Evidence”- Play measures 145-230.

Tune: “Just Friends” – Play the melody and improvise for 1-2 choruses

Here is a backing track for “Just Friends.”

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY


Piano

Excerpt: “Evidence”- Play measures 145-230.

Tune: “Just Friends” – Play the melody and improvise for 1-2 choruses

Here is a backing track for “Just Friends.”

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY


Bass

Excerpt: “Evidence”- Play measures 145-230.

Tune: “Just Friends” – Play the melody and improvise for 1-2 choruses

Here is a backing track for “Just Friends.”

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY


Drums/Percussion

Excerpt: “Evidence”- Play measures 145-230.

Tune: “Just Friends“ – Play along with this track. Following the form below:

  1. Head
  2. Vibe Solo
  3. Vibe Solo
  4. Trade Fours
  5. Trade Fours
  6. Head Out

Percussionists should be prepared to play grooves in a variety of styles including but not limited to, funk, rock, samba, and bossa nova. 


Vocalist

Please prepare two contrasting pieces.  One of them MUST be “Night and Day” by Cole Porter. The second song can be any song you’d like, the choice doesn’t have to be a song in a jazz style. You may bring a CD with an instrumental track, or sing a cappella. A track for “Night and Day” is provided here

Contact:
For any questions or concerns, please contact Professor Paul Bratcher at paul.bratcher@georgetown.edu.



Guild of Bands Auditions

Auditions for Guild of Bands will require a Zoom meeting with Prof. David Murray, between the dates of August 12-21, 2020. To schedule a meeting, please have the leader of your group contact Prof. Murray by email (dm1469@georgetown.edu (new window)) or cell phone (703-231-9067), as soon as possible. 



Check back for more audition opportunities to be announced.