Spring 2021 Audition Information

Please see below for Spring 2021 ensemble audition information. Complete details can be downloaded here. 

Please note that appropriate face coverings and bell covers are required for all students during auditions. A list of recommended protective coverings can be found here or you may contact Brooke Danielsen (danielsenb@missouri.edu) if you have any questions.

Hearings for choral ensemble placement for Spring 2021 will take place virtually on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 9-11 AM and Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 2-4 PM for any student who is interested in joining a choral ensemble for the spring semester. Current members of the choral ensembles will not need to re-audition. Please sign up online for an audition time at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0b4bafa823a0ff2-choral4.

Audition Requirements  

  • Bring your already completed audition form (available at https://music.missouri.edu/ensemble/choirs). 

  • We will vocalize you to test your range to determine your voice part. If you would prefer to bring a prepared solo, we will be glad to hear that, too, but it is not required for the audition. 

  • Demonstrate your sight-reading skills.   

  • Demonstrate your tonal memory skills.   

The complete process takes approximately seven minutes. For more information, visit: https://music.missouri.edu/ensemble/choirs

If you are unable to audition during the above times, or have additional questions, please contact Dr. Paul Crabb at crabbrp@missouri.edu or Dr. Brandon Boyd at boydba@missouri.edu. 

All new and returning instrumental students are required to audition for ensemble placement at the beginning of the spring semester. Non-music majors interested in joining University Band will not need to audition.

String players:  

String placements from Fall 2020 will remain the same for Spring 2021. If you are not currently a member of the University Philharmonic Orchestra and would like to join, please contact Prof. Barry Ford (FordBM@missouri.edu) to set up an audition time.

Audition sign-ups are available at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0B4BAFA823A0FF2-wind1.

Audition Schedule


The audition process will take approximately 3-4 minutes for wind instruments and 5 minutes for percussion instruments. Audition music will be posted by December 18th to the School of Music website: https://music.missouri.edu/spring-2021-audition-information. Rosters will be posted by Wednesday, January 20 at 10 AM. Adjustments to registration will need to be made immediately after audition results are posted. Rehearsals will begin January 20 as scheduled. 




Questions? Please contact Brooke Danielsen at danielsenb@missouri.edu.

Jazz Ensembles - Information for NEW students 

Ensemble Schedule – Spring 2021


10:00-11:45 AM: NME (MWF; SMC 130) 

12:15-1:35 PM: University Singers (MWF; SMC 132, McKee 204, FAB 145, WRH) 

12:30-1:45 PM: Wind Ensemble (MWF; SMC 130) 

2:00-2:50 PM: Hitt Street Harmony (MWF; SMC 132, SMC 383) 

2:15-3:30 PM: Concert Jazz Band (MW; SMC 130) 

3:30-4:30 PM: Tiger Pans (M; SMC 130) 

5:15-8:00 PM: Percussion Ensemble (M; SMC 130) 

5:00-6:30 PM: Percussion Ensemble (W; SMC 130) 

7:00-9:00 PM: Studio Jazz Band (W; SMC 130)


12:15-1:35 PM: University Glee Club (TTH; SMC 132, WRH) 

12:15-1:35 PM:  Women’s Chorale (TTH; McKee 204, FAB 145) 

12:30-1:45 PM: Symphonic Band – Chamber Groups (TTH; SMC 130) 

2:00-2:50 PM:  African Percussion (TH; SMC 130) 

4:30-5:45 PM: University Philharmonic String Orchestra (TTH; SMC 130, SMC 132) 

7:00-9:00 PM: University Band (T; SMC 130)


3:00-5:00 PM: Opera Workshop (MF; McKee) 

4:00-6:00 PM: Opera Workshop (TWTH; McKee)



Audition Overview - Spring 2021 

Flute Audition Excerpts - Spring 2021 

Oboe Audition Excerpts - Spring 2021 

Clarinet (Soprano and Bass) Audition Excerpts - Spring 2021 

Saxophone Audition Excerpts - Spring 2021 

Bassoon Audition Excerpts - Spring 2021 

Trumpet Audition Excerpts - Spring 2021 

Horn Audition Excerpts - Spring 2021 

Trombone Audition Excerpts - Spring 2021 

Euphonium Audition Excerpts - Spring 2021 

Tuba Audition Excerpts - Spring 2021 

Percussion Audition Excerpts - Spring 2021