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Audition and Scholarship Information



Choral Ensembles Audition Information

    • [MUS 45] Chamber Singers

      Details

      Auditions for the Chamber Singers take place in the Spring semester only for the following school year.  If you would like more information regarding Chamber Singer auditions, please contact professor Rogers at 909-274-4334 or email him at brogers@mtsac.edu.

    • [MUS 49] Fermata Nowhere

      Information Meeting

      Please read below

      Details

      In order to comply with state mandated requirements for COVID-19, Fermata Nowhere will be 100% online. Tenors and basses who are interested in auditioning should contact the department for further information. For audition due dates and more information, please contact the department for further information.

    • [MUS 31] Concert Choir

      Information Meeting

      Please read below

      Details

      In order to comply with state mandated requirements for COVID-19, the Mt SAC Concert Choir will be 100% online. Any student who is interested in joining the virtual choir may register for the class. The CRN is 25293. For more information, please contact William McIntosh at wmcintosh@mtsac.edu.

    • [MUS 44] & [MUS 50] Vocal Jazz Ensembles

      Auditions

      Singcopation
      Vocal Jazz auditions for Singcopation (our advanced ensemble) please contact Professor Rogers at brogers@mtsac.edu.

      Frontline
      For more information, please contact Professor Rogers at brogers@mtsac.edu.

    • [MUS 34] Women’s Ensemble 

      First Rehearsal

      TBA

      Details

      If you have any questions regarding the audition, please contact Professor Tomlinson at: rtomlinson1@mtsac.edu


General Information

  •  The preliminary auditions for the Chamber Singers (where students demonstrate vocal range, sight singing skills, and pitch memory) generally take place in May for the following year. 
  • Call-back auditions for students to perform two songs in a quartet situation will be held on Some weeks later in June. 
  • All of the other choral groups are auditioned during the first week of classes in August
  • All students interested in Chamber Singer auditions must contact Professor Bruce Rogers at (909) 274-4334 or at brogers@mtsac.edu at the beginning of May to set up a 15 minute audition time for the preliminary auditions.


Instrumental Ensembles

Auditions for instrumental ensembles are held during the first week of classes each semester. Please attend the first rehearsal of the ensemble of choice and you will receive audition information at that time. Generally, the audition includes the following:

  • A prepared piece (student's choice, which could be an excerpt from a large band or orchestral work, a solo, or an etude)
  • Major scales (as many as possible)
  • Sight reading

 

Scholarship Information

The instrumental program awards several scholarships to qualified incoming students who commit to performing in instrumental groups. To be considered for a  instrumental music scholarship, contact Prof. Jeff Ellwood at jellwood@mtsac.edu or Dr. Karen Marston at kmarston1@mtsac.edu for an audition time.