Fall 2015 Auditions

The Department of Music offers a wide-ranging array of instrumental lessons and ensembles with outstanding faculty. Auditions are required for admission to these courses. For the full schedule, see below.

Note: Participation in departmental ensembles (0.5 course credit) carries no fee. Individual instruction is offered according to the following fee schedule:*

Fees per semester for lessons in 2015-16:
Class lessons (0.25 course credit): $172
Private lessons: $688/one hour lesson (0.5 course credit); $344/half-hour lesson (0.25 course credit)

* The applied lesson fee is waived for all majors in one area fulfilling their applied music requirement. There is no fee for enrolling in an ensemble (0.5 course credit).

Signing up for Auditions: Sign-up sheets are posted outside the audition rooms for ensembles and private lessons, except for choral auditions (call 684-3898) and percussion (sign up outside 019 Biddle). Students are encouraged to sign up during orientation week. Unless otherwise noted, instrumental auditions are for Applied Lessons, Duke Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Symphony. Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combos, and Chamber Music auditions are listed separately.

Information about joining the Duke University Marching & Pep Band
 

Mon, Aug 24 - Fri,
Aug 28

10 am - 5 pm

Chorale & Chapel Choir

(Singers may audition for the Chapel Choir thru Oct. 1)

036 Westbrook

(call 684-3898)

       
Sat, Aug 22 11 am - 12:30 pm Chapel Choir Open Rehearsal Page Auditorium
  2-2:50 pm OR
3-3:50 pm
Ensemble Information Meetings - students interested in Music Dept. vocal and instrumental groups may attend EITHER of these sessions. 019 Biddle (vocalists)
101 Biddle (instrumentalists)
       
Sun, Aug 23 9:15 am - 12 pm Chapel Choir Rehearsal & Service Page Auditorium
       
Mon, Aug 24 4 - 7:30 pm Classical Piano 067 Biddle
  6 - 9 pm Viola, Cello & Bass 084 Biddle
  7 - 8 pm Saxophone & Euphonium 019 Biddle
  7:15 - 9:15 pm Jazz Ensemble Open Rehearsal Baldwin Auditorium
  8 - 9 pm Classical Guitar 024 Biddle
       
Tues, Aug 25 1:30 - 4 pm Voice  075 Biddle
 
 
5 - 10 pm
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon 104 Biddle
  6 - 10 pm Jazz Ensemble & Combos Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Rhythm Section (Guitar, Percussion, Bass, Piano) & Vocalists 064 Biddle
  7:30 - 8:30 pm Chorale Open Rehearsal 019 Biddle
  7:30 - 10 pm Chamber Music 083 Biddle
       
Wed, Aug 26 10:30 am- 12:30 pm & 1:30 - 4:30 pm Voice 075 Biddle
  4 - 7 pm Jazz Ensemble & Combos Trumpet 064 Biddle
  4:40 - 6 pm Opera Workshop Info Session 075 Biddle
  6 - 7:50 pm Chapel Choir Open Rehearsal Page Auditorium
  6 - 9 pm Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba 019 Biddle
  7 - 10 pm Jazz Ensemble & Combos Trombone 064 Biddle
       
Thurs, Aug 27 5 - 11 pm Violin 084 Biddle
  6 - 7 pm Percussion Baldwin Auditorium
  7:30 - 9:30 pm Wind Symphony Open Rehearsal Baldwin Auditorium

    
For lessons not included in the schedule above, please contact the instructor to set up an audition time. (See list of instructors below.)


ENSEMBLE REHEARSAL SCHEDULES & CONTACT INFORMATION

(All telephone area codes are 919 unless otherwise indicated)

CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES Mus 211-2
Jonathan Bagg (660-3331, )
All instrumentalists and singers are encouraged to audition. The audition will consist of one solo selection (about 5 minutes) and a short sight-reading passage. Chamber ensembles and rehearsal times will be arranged after auditions.

CHAPEL CHOIR Mus 213-2 and CHORALE Mus 213-3
Rodney Wynkoop (684-3898, )
The Chapel Choir rehearses Wednesday 6:00-7:50 pm and Sunday 9:15-10:30 am and performs 11:00 am-12:00 pm on Sundays in Page Auditorium. The Chorale rehearses Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30-9:30 pm, in Bone Hall.
Call 684-3898 for audition appointment.

COLLEGIUM MUSICUM Mus 211-1 or 511-1
Roman Testroet ()
The Collegium rehearses Monday 7:00-9:00 pm in 104 Biddle.

DJEMBE ENSEMBLE Music 212-1
Bradley Simmons ()
The Djembe Ensemble (West African drumming) rehearses Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:15-9:15 pm in 086 Biddle.

JAZZ ENSEMBLE Mus 210-4 and JAZZ COMBOS Mus 210-5
John Brown (660-3385, )
The Jazz Ensemble rehearses Monday and Wednesday, 7:15-9:15 pm in Bone Hall.
Jazz Combos (small groups of musicians) rehearse Tuesday, 7:15-9:15 pm in 104 Biddle.

OPERA WORKSHOP Mus 213-1
Susan Dunn ()
Opera Workshop rehearses Monday and Wednesday, 4:40-5:55 pm.

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Mus 210-1
Harry Davidson (660-3324, )
The Symphony Orchestra rehearses Monday and Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 pm in Baldwin Auditorium.

WIND SYMPHONY Mus 210-2
Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant (660-3306, )
The Wind Symphony rehearses Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30-9:30 pm in Baldwin Auditorium.


APPLIED MUSIC

BASS-Michael Ashton ()
CELLO-Fred Raimi (919-660-3327, )
CLARINET-Jimmy Gilmore (919-781-3853, )
DJEMBE/AFRO-CUBAN PERCUSSION- Bradley Simmons ()
FLUTE-Rebecca Troxler (919-660-3311, )
CLASSICAL GUITAR-Randy Reed (919-490-1920, )
JAZZ GUITAR-Drew Lile (919-403-6626, )
HARP-Laura Byrne (919-845-8343, )
HARPSICHORD-Robert Parkins (919-660-3315, )
HORN-Rachel Niketopoulos ()
OBOE-Bo Newsome (919-452-9293, )
ORGAN-Robert Parkins (919-660-3315, )
PERCUSSION-Cameron Britt ()
PIANO-Jane Hawkins (919-660-3321, ), Randall Love (919-660-3334, ), Pei-fen Liu (919-683-3066), David Heid (), Susan Greenberg () or Derison Duarte ()
JAZZ PIANO-Ed Paolantonio (919-596-4410, )
SAXOPHONE- Susan Fancher 336-340-5284, ()
JAZZ SAXOPHONE- Dave Finucane (358-0753, )
TROMBONE & TUBA- Michael Kris (919-554-1562, )
TRUMPET-Don Eagle (919-783-4296, )
VIOLA-Jonathan Bagg (919-660-3331, )
VIOLIN-Hsiao-mei Ku (919-660-3329, ), Eric Pritchard (919-660-3325, ), Andy Bonner (), or Mary Kay Robinson ()
VOICE-Susan Dunn (919-660-3323, ), Penelope Jensen (919-660-3312, ), Wayne Lail (919-660-3312, ), Elizabeth Linnartz (919-660-3332, ), or Sandra Cotton ()

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