Auditions for BYU-Idaho ensembles are held near the beginning of each semester. See the information below for specific details regarding dates and times, audition requirements, and important contacts.
Auditions are required for:
· Collegiate Singers: Advanced Mixed (35-50 members)
· Concert Choir: Intermediate-Advanced Mixed (60-90 members)
· University Choir: Intermediate Mixed (large choir, usually Spring semesters)
· Vocal Union: Advanced Jazz (Fall/Winter only)
No audition is required for Women's Chorus or Men’s Chorus. To join, register for Music 313 (Women’s Chorus) or Music 312M (Men’s Chorus).
Preliminary auditions for Collegiate Singers, Concert Choir, and University Choir begin 1-2 days before the start of classes each semester. Auditions include a range and skills check and some sight-reading. Singers called back for Collegiate Singers will be given 1-2 short choral excerpts to learn and perform during the callback audition, which takes place at 12:45 pm on the first day of classes. For further questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions for Vocal Union include a 60 second excerpt of a jazz standard that demonstrates vocal range, performance, and ability. Any attempts at "stylizing" the piece (scoops, slides, etc.) should demonstrate good musical taste. In addition, you may be asked to sight-read a short melody and/or rhythm. For additional information, contact Nori Brower.
Auditions are required for participation in Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Band, Chamber Woodwinds, Sinfonietta, Sound Alliance, and Jazz Combos. No Audition is required for University Band or Flute Ensemble. Contact the appropriate faculty member for specific audition information, including times and materials:
Flute - Nadine Luke
Clarinet - Adam Ballif
Oboe - Diane Soelberg
Bassoon - Elizabeth Crawford
Auditions are required for participation in Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Band, Chamber Brass, Chamber Woodwinds (horn only), Sound Alliance, and Jazz Combos. Contact the appropriate faculty member for specific audition information, including times and materials:
Horn - Jon Klein
Trumpet - Andrew Allphin
Trombone - Bryce Mecham
Tuba/Euphonium - Matthew Moore
An audition is required to participate in Symphony Orchestra, String Chamber-Sinfonietta, and Baroque Ensemble. No Audition is required for University Orchestra.
Symphony Orchestra auditions for all string instruments are held on the first day of class each semester. Sign-ups for individual audition times are posted outside each string faculty member's office a few days before school begins. Students are encouraged to register for Symphony Orchestra ahead of time. This will grant them access to the audition materials, which typically consist of excerpts from the Symphony repertoire for that semester. Materials are sent to registered students approximately one month before auditions. Contact Robert Tueller for more information about Symphony Orchestra.Acceptance into the String Chamber-Sinfonietta class is handled through the Symphony Orchestra audition process. In other words, one audition covers both Symphony and String Chamber. Contact Dallin Hansen for more information about String Chamber-Sinfonietta.
Auditions for Baroque Ensemble are arranged through Dr. Tueller, and are typically held within the first 2-3 days of class each semester.
Percussionists should contact Dr. David Taylor for details about ensemble auditions.