Music Auditions

FALL 2021

All events are subject to change existing public health guidelines. Masks are required.

GU Chamber Music Ensembles Program and
GU Orchestra

Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 3 p.m.- 8 p.m. and
Friday, August 27, 2021 from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Location: Reynolds Hall, Room R-132

Sign up online for a GU Chamber Music and GU Orchestra Audition time slot.
 

STRINGS/WINDS/PIANO:

  • A scale (for pianists: 4 octaves parallel scale- for string players: 3 octaves- for wind players: minimum 2 octaves)
  • A piece of your choice (could be performed with music or by memory, but bring a score for the committee)
  • Sight-reading excerpt to be selected by faculty.


CONTACT:

for GU Chamber Music Ensemble Program:
Prof. Netanel Draiblate, nd411@georgetown.edu (new window)
215-353-2488 (Please text for any changes on day of audition)

for GU Orchestra:
Prof. Angel Gil-Ordóñez, ag1392@georgetown.edu (new window)



Voice Placement Auditions (required to participate in GU Concert Choir or GU Chamber Singers)

Wednesday, August 25 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 26 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, August 27 from 11 a.m-1 p.m.
Saturday, August 28 from 1 p.m.-2:15 p.m.


Location:
New North Building, McNeir Auditorium

You do not need to prepare any literature for the voice placement, but a mask is required. 

Sign up online for a voice placement audition time slot.

CONTACT:
Questions? Contact Prof. Frederick Binkholder at fab7@georgetown.edu.

GU Chamber Singers Audition

PREREQUISITE: You must have completed a Voice Placement (see above) to sign up for a Chamber Singers audition.

Your prepared audition material will be If Ye Love Me by Thomas Tallis: https://cpdl.org/wiki/images/9/9a/Ws-tal-ify1.pdf

Friday, August 27, 2021 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, August 29, 2021 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Sign up for a GU Chamber Singers audition time slot.

CONTACT:
Questions? Contact Prof. Frederick Binkholder at fab7@georgetown.edu.


Audition dates/times:

Thursday, August 26 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 31 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location:

New North Building, Studio A

Jazz Ensemble Sign Up  (new window)


Preparation

Alto Saxophone

Excerpt: “Evidence (new window)”- Play measures 161-230.

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

Here is a backing track for Just Friends (new window).

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY


Tenor Saxophone

Excerpt: “Evidence (new window)”- Play measures 161-230.

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

Here is a backing track for Just Friends (new window).

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY


Baritone Saxophone

Excerpt: “Evidence (new window)”- Play measures 161-230

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

Here is a backing track for Just Friends (new window).

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY


Trumpet I

Excerpt: “Evidence (new window)”- Play measures 161-230.

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

Here is a backing track for Just Friends (new window).

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY


Trumpet II

Excerpt: “Evidence (new window)”- Play measures 161-230.

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

Here is a backing track for Just Friends (new window).

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY


Trombone

Excerpt: “Evidence (new window)”- Play measures 161-230.

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

Here is a backing track for Just Friends (new window).

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY


Guitar

Excerpt: “Evidence (new window)”- Play measures 145-230.

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

Here is a backing track for Just Friends (new window).

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY


Piano

Excerpt: “Evidence (new window)”- Play measures 145-230.

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

Here is a backing track for Just Friends (new window).

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY


Bass

Excerpt: “Evidence (new window)”- Play measures 145-230.

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

Here is a backing track for Just Friends (new window).

IF YOU HAVE NEVER IMPROVISED BEFORE JUST LEARN THE MELODY


Drums/Percussion

Excerpt: “Evidence (new window)”- Play measures 145-230.

Tune: “Just Friends (new window)“ – 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

Percussionist 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 (new window)” 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 (new window)

For any questions or concerns please contact Professor Paul Bratcher at Paul.Bratcher@georgetown.edu (new window)


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