Please Note: The following schedule pertains to students participating in Fall Orientation.
Deadlines and dates will be adjusted for students participating in Spring,
but usually occur within the first week of classes each year with same requirements & suggested repertoire.
Audition Schedule (Revised 06-27-13)
Downloadable Excerpts (New Students)
Large Ensemble Auditions (New Students)
Oberlin Arts & Sciences Orchestra
Oberlin Chamber Orchestra
Oberlin College Choir
Oberlin College Women's Chorale
Oberlin Contemporary Ensemble
Oberlin Jazz Ensemble
Oberlin Treble Ensemble
Piano - Ensembles
Practice Rooms, Keys, Lockers
Registration for Large Ensembles
Returning Student Auditions
Wind - Non-Majors
LARGE ENSEMBLES - New Student Auditions
(Oberlin Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Oberlin Sinfonietta, and Contemporary Music Ensemble) will be held during Orientation:
Saturday, August 31st, 2013
Kulas Recital Hall
10:00-12:00PM Winds & Brass
Please visit the Ensemble Library Website for specific times, downloadable excerpts, and information about auditions.
CONTACT: Nicholas.Engelhardt@oberlin.edu if you are experiencing technical issues or have questions. Phone: (440) 775-8439.
New students are introduced to music opportunities on their first day of Orientation at the New Student Music Resource Fair in Warner Concert Hall. Students can meet faculty & student groups, and learn about applied study programs as well as large and small ensemble opportunities.
Non-Conservatory Majors may audition for Oberlin Orchestra, but Chamber Orchestra is currently populated by conservatory majors only. We encourage non-majors to attend an Oberlin Orchestra concert prior to audition to ensure performance readiness.
Wind Players must be assigned faculty-taught lesson status prior to audition (for Oberlin Orchestra), and therefore cannot audition for Oberlin Orchestra before second semester.
THE OBERLIN ARTS AND SCIENCES ORCHESTRA (OASO), an ensemble specifically geared toward college students, will also be holding auditions for placements. This season, OASO will present three concert programs in Finney Chapel, including the following:
Schubert, Symphony no. 8 in B minor ("Unfinished")
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A minor
Mussorgsky, Introduction to 'Khovanshchina'
Liadov, Eight Russian Folk Songs
Ippolitov-Ivanov, excerpts from 'Caucasian Sketches'
Beethoven, Coriolan Overture
Beethoven, Elegischer Gesang
Beethoven, Mass in C, Op. 86
Arts and Sciences Orchestra Auditions - Sign-Up outside Bibbins 108
* Click here for specific excerpts for the OASO audition. In addition, everyone should prepare one selection of his or her own choice. College students may use Robertson practice rooms for preparation and/or practice on a first come, first served basis.
OASO Audition Times & Dates:
Friday: 2:00-6:00pm (New students) Bibbins 108.
Saturday: 1:00-5:00pm (New students) Bibbins 108.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00pm (New students) Bibbins 108.
Monday: 10:00-1:00pm (New & returning students) Bibbins 108.
Monday: 2:00-5:00pm (New & returning students) Bibbins 108.
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Please contact Philip Highfill for further information about this ensemble. Completion of Theory & Aural Skills is NOT a requirement of Arts and Sciences or Conservatory students prior to audition/registration for Large or Small Ensembles.
OBERLIN COLLEGE CHOIR & TREBLE ENSEMBLE:
College Choir & Treble Ensemble- Sign-Up outside Bibbins 219.
Friday: 9:00-12:00PM (New non-voice majors only) Bibbins 219.
Friday: 1:00-5:00PM (*1st yr-voice majors only) Bibbins 219.
Saturday: 9:00-12:00PM (New non-voice majors only) Bibbins 219.
Saturday: 1:00-5:00PM (*1st yr-voice majors only) Bibbins 219.
Sunday: 9:00-12:00PM (New & returning non-voice majors) Bibbins 219.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00PM (New & returning non-voice majors) Bibbins 219.
Tuesday: 9:00-12:00PM (*Returning voice majors & all returning students) Bibbins 219.
Tuesday: 1:00-5:00PM (*Returning voice majors & all returning students) Bibbins 219.
Tuesday: 5:30-9:00PM (*Returning voice majors & all returning students) Bibbins 219.
Auditions are not required to participate in Musical Union. Conservatory and Arts and Sciences Students may register online without consent prior to the add/drop deadline. Individual times will be scheduled for placement, and rehearsals begin the second week of classes.
Please contact Jason Harris for further information about choral ensembles. Completion of Theory & Aural Skills is NOT a requirement of Arts and Sciences or Conservatory students prior to audition/registration for Large or Small Ensembles.
THE OBERLIN COLLEGE WOMEN'S CHORALE:
Sign-Up outside Conservatory Kohl 330.
Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-3:00pm, Kohl 330.
Please contact Jody Kerchner for further information about this ensemble. Completion of Theory & Aural Skills is NOT a requirement of Arts and Sciences or Conservatory students prior to audition/registration for Large or Small Ensembles.
THE OBERLIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE:
All Jazz students are required to attend the first rehearsal of the Oberlin Jazz Ensemble. This rehearsal usually takes place mid-week during the first week of classes. Time/Date/Location posted outside of Kohl 200, or contact Julie.Baker@oberlin.edu for more information.
Non-Jazz Majors: Priority is given to those students needing to full-fill their jazz requirements. Other seats of the ensemble are filled based on the needs of the group. Students will meet and play with the faculty in a casual setting. Non-majors are welcome to attend; however priority is given to jazz majors. Completion of Theory & Aural Skills is NOT a requirement of Arts and Sciences or Conservatory students prior to audition/registration for Large or Small Ensembles.
Registration: Students are notified by the jazz department of their consent just prior to the registration deadline, and must register for credit.
Note: Students seeking approval for jazz secondary lessons may also meet during this time to set-up auditions, or obtain signatures from faculty for consent for returning students. Please check outside of Bibbins 113 for specific information on jazz secondary lessons.
Collegium Musicum - Sign-Up outside Conservatory Kohl Bldg. 310.
Friday: 10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-5:00pm, Fairchild Chapel.
Saturday: 4:00pm-6:00pm, Fairchild Chapel.
Sunday: 3:00pm-5:00pm, Kohl Bldg. 310.
Collegium Musicum (For Returning Students Only) -
Sign-Up outside Conservatory Kohl Bldg. 310.
Monday: 3:00pm-5:00pm Kohl bldg. 310.
Please contact Steven Plank for further information about this ensemble. Completion of Theory & Aural Skills is NOT a requirement of Arts and Sciences or Conservatory students prior to audition/registration for Large or Small Ensembles.
Performers interested in playing piano with a large ensemble should contact the piano department chair: Robert.Shannon@oberlin.edu. For piano lessons, please sign up outside of Bibbins 340 and visit our small ensembles link for details about piano classes and/or secondary lessons.
PRACTICE ROOMS, KEYS, & LOCKERS
Please consult your Student Handbook under the section titled "Regulations and Procedures of the Conservatory of Music" regarding practice room assignments. For specific questions regarding practice room assignments and keys please contact Irene.Harris@oberlin.edu. For questions regarding locker assignments, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Bachelor of Music students will be given preference regarding locker and/or practice room assignments. We do not provide instrument storage for non-Conservatory major students.
REGISTRATION FOR ENSEMBLES:
Please Note: If participating in any of these ensembles YOU must register, add, or drop before the add/drop deadline via PRESTO or using a gray add/drop card. While you may be "consented," or "added to a list," you will not be "automatically registered" for any courses in the Conservatory. Please confirm this registration on PRESTO or print a copy of your schedule prior to the add/drop deadline and see your instructor or the Office of the Registrar if you experience problems.
FALL RETURNING CONSERVATORY INSTRUMENTAL MAJORS:
Returning Students will find information for auditions, audition material, and updates for (Oberlin Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Oberlin Sinfonietta, and Contemporary Music Ensemble) posted during orientation and/or the first week of classes Fall & Spring semesters to the ensemble bulletin boards located outside the ensemble rehearsal room (Central 25.)
Sunday & Monday (Labor Day)
MANDATORY RETURNING STUDENT AUDITIONS!
This is only for returning string players - Not incoming students.
The entire repertoire is listed on the website and can be downloaded here:
Please visit our website for specific times, information and to download audition material.
All returning string players are required to play a mandatory audition on Sunday & Monday (Labor Day). This audition will determine the first two stands of each section for fall semester. Concertmaster and principal positions for each concert will be selected from the first two stands. All subsequent stands will rotate for each concert cycle.
Returning students include: sophomores, juniors, seniors, 5th year students, 2nd year artist diploma students, and 2nd year performance diploma students.
Prior to the beginning of the spring semester, another audition (not mandatory) will be held for students who wish to be considered for the firs two stands of each section.
Monday - WCH
7:00pm - Mandatory Instrumental Ensembles meeting - Warner Concert Hall!
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Nicholas.Engelhardt@oberlin.edu.
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