School of Music

USM Ensemble Auditions

SMSO at Merrill

 

Music making is central the campus life of any university. All USM students who would like to play/sing in our performance ensembles are invited to sign up for auditions to be held during the first week of classes.

 

Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra

Please prepare a piece(s) that best demonstrate your ability to perform both fast/technical, as well as slow/lyrical music. (This may be a piece that contains both or two different works or excerpts.) Sight-reading may be required. Auditions are between 5-10 minutes.

Students may enroll in MUS 400/500 to receive credit for Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra.

Once accepted into the ensemble, it is expected that members will meet the required attendance and performance requirements.

Wind, Brass, and Percussion Auditions will be held Monday, August 30th, 2021 from noon - 7 p.m. in 320 Corthell, Gorham campus. 

String auditions will be held Wednesday, Sept 1st @ 7:30 p.m. in Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham campus.

Please fill out the audition form. A link to reserve a timeslot will be sent on completion.   

Contact: rlehmann@maine.edu

 

USM Concert Band

Please prepare a piece(s) that best demonstrate your ability to perform both fast/technical, as well as slow/lyrical music. (This may be a piece that contains both or two different works or excerpts.) Sight-reading may be required. Auditions are between 5-10 minutes.

Students may enroll in MUS 402/502 (CRN 4176) to receive credit for University Concert Band. 

Once accepted into the ensemble, it is expected that members will meet the required attendance and performance requirements.

Auditions will be held Monday, August 30th, 2021 from noon - 7 p.m. in Corthell 320, Gorham campus.

Please fill out the audition form. A link to reserve a timeslot will be sent on completion.  

Contact: william.kinne@maine.edu

 

USM Jazz Ensembles

Information for instrumental and vocal ensemble auditions will be posted on the Jazz Board (outside of Corthell 109E).

Please prepare jazz chart for audition. Charts available after August 18, 2021 

Contact: Chris.Oberholtzer@maine.edu

 

USM Choral Ensembles

The choral audition form and time slot signup need to both be completed to secure an audition for the USM Choral Ensembles. Details below.

Choral Audition Form

Choral Audition Times

Contact: Nicolas.Dosman@maine.edu