Audition Schedule

 

Balinese Gamelan Ensemble
Chamber Music Workshop
Chamber Singers
Classical Guitar Ensemble
Contemporary Music Ensemble
Early Music Consort
Eurasian Ensemble
Small Jazz Ensembles
Large Jazz Ensemble
North Indian Music Workshop
Opera Workshop
Percussion Ensemble
Resident String Quartet Program
University Concert Choir
University Opera Theater
University Orchestra 

West Javanese Gamelan Ensemble: Beginning

West Javanese Gamelan Ensemble: Intermediate

West Javanese Gamelan Ensemble: Advanced
Wind Ensemble

 

Individual Lessons:

Voice Lessons

AUDITION: TBA

The UCSC Music Department has openings for singers who wish to take individual and group voice lessons. Priority will go to Music majors/minors and Theatre Arts majors, but all UCSC students are invited to audition.

Sign up for auditions by accessing this Google Spreadsheet

Auditions will be held in room 131 in the Music Center. Singers should bring one or two contrasting songs with sheet music for the pianist. Singers must sing with piano accompaniment - bring written out music in the correct key.

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Sinclair at evsincla@ucsc.edu or Sheila Willey at swilley@ucsc.edu. 

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BALINESE GAMELAN ENSEMBLE (Music 8):

Admission by instructor determination at the first class meeting.

Our multi-layered ensemble contains both simple and complex parts to suit multiple student levels.

Working with a Balinese musician and Balinese dancers, the class prepares across the three quarters for two open rehearsals and a Spring quarter public concert–so please consider your enrollment a year-long commitment. We explore various topicsin Balinese culture and perform on two types of traditional Balinese gamelans.

Music 8 is graded on attendance and progress in playing parts starting at your own level, so do plan on coming every time and putting your best effort into every rehearsal.

Music 8 is open to all students. 

 

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CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP (Music 165):

Chamber music ensembles are established at the beginning of each quarter.

A recommendation from your applied music instructor is required to participate in Chamber Music

this quarter, and possibly a recommendation about suitable literature for your chamber music experience. 

An option for those who like Handel, Bach, Mozart or Haydn, will be to enroll in Early Music Consort (Music 163) 

for an early chamber music experience.

 

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CHAMBER SINGERS (Music 166):

Email instructor for enrollment directions. 

Director : Bruce Kiesling <bruce@ucsc.edu>

Online enrollment before an audition is not possible. 

Class information: Chamber Singers is an upper-division choral ensemble dedicated to rehearsing and performing advanced repertoire for chamber choir from all musical eras. The class is intended for voice majors or non-majors with significant choral experience and/or vocal training. Participants are expected to commit to an advanced level of practice and preparation. While the class is open to non-majors, students interested in auditioning who are not current voice students in the music department should first contact the instructor by email to inquire before signing up for an audition.

Audition requirements: Auditions closed for Spring 2017. 

The audition sign-up is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pnRDBGmzm6wNWaE-Y0dWTj1mP76QFnLLMP52qm2VW30/edit#gid=0

 

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CLASSICAL GUITAR ENSEMBLE (Music 6):

Online enrollment before an audition is not possible. Auditions are held 1-2 days before the quarter begins or at the first class meeting. Students who audition in the Fall and are accepted will be given a permission code to enroll.  Check back for updated times and dates.

Email the ensemble director for audition information for Spring 2017.

Bill Coulter, Director.

Email: billski@ucsc.edu

 

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CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE (Music 168):

Offered Winter '17 and Spring '17 only. Email the ensemble director directly to join the ensemble for Spring 2017.

Amy Beal, Director

Admission by instructor; determination at first class meeting.

For more information, please contact Amy Beal at: abeal@ucsc.edu

 

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EARLY MUSIC CONSORT (Music 163):

Admission by instructor determination at the first class meeting.

Instructor: Nina Treadwell <treadwel@ucsc.edu>

The class is open to all those interested in exploring early ensemble repertoire for voices and instruments. We will be focusing on Renaissance and Baroque repertories.

We have a number of instruments available for student use including lute, baroque guitar, harpsichord, viola da gamba, and various wind instruments including Renaissance flutes. Modern instruments can also be accommodated. Guitarists and singers are particularly encouraged to apply.

We also incorporate modern instruments—e.g. classical guitar, violin, oboe, etc.

ENROLLMENT INFO:

Online enrollment before an first class meeting is not possible. Students will be given a permission code to enroll at the first class meeting.

 

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EURASIAN ENSEMBLE (Music 10) (Not Offered in Spring 2017):

Admission by instructor determination at first class meeting. Online enrollment before instructor determination at first class meeting is not possible.  Students will be given a permission code to enroll at first class meeting.

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JAZZ ENSEMBLES (Music 164): 

All students are welcome to audition for all UCSC ensembles. Consideration is given to Jazz Minors and Music Majors needing ensemble credit.

SMALL JAZZ COMBOS

Email Instructor for enrollment directions. 

Instructor: Stan Poplin (spoplin@cruzio.com)

ENROLLMENT INFO:

The Small Jazz Ensembles class is organized in groups of 4­8 players working with music traditions of the Jazz idiom. Groups perform composed arrangements and work to develop original arrangements of Jazz standards and student compositions. The class performs in concert each quarter.

No signup sheet will be posted. Upon arriving at the audition, each student will be ask to fill out a brief informational sheet and will be invited to play as needed until all students have been heard. The audition process is organized like a guided jam session where a rhythm section is formed from auditioning students. Rhythm players are rotated in and out of the mix to allow each student an opportunity to play. Horn players are added to the mix in the same manner allowing each student an opportunity to play. Each student will have an average of 10 ­ 15 min. and is expected to demonstrate reading and improvisational skills. Voice students are welcome to attend the audition but should contact me for additional information.
We will select tunes from various the fake books we have on hand. Players may also present sheet music of their own. Each student is encouraged to select a tune for the group to play. Students who choose to play from music not typically found in fake books should make copies for other players to read from.
Placement in an ensemble will be based on the ensemble's need of your instrument, your performance in the audition and your availability to meet the class schedule.
The class meets Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 ­ 3:05 p.m. Two groups will be formed and will meet in 45 min. sessions each day.
All students are welcome to audition for all UCSC ensembles. Consideration is given to Jazz Minors and Music Majors needing ensemble credit.
Students may contact the instructor at <spoplin@cruzio.com>

AUDITION INFO:

Spring quarter, 2017: No formal auditions are scheduled for Small Jazz Combos during Spring quarter, 2017. There is need for a saxophone player and possible spot for bass. Interested students should contact Stan Popiln <spoplin@cruzio.com>.

LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE (Music 3):

Interested students should attend the first class meeting to audition. 

Wednesday, 5:20-6:55 PM, 114 Music Center.

Instructor: Charles Hamilton. <flugelboneprod@aol.com>

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North Indian Music Workshop
 Offered Spring '17 only. Admission by instructor; determination at first class meeting.

Online enrollment before an first class meeting is not possible. Auditions are held 1-2 days before the quarter begins or at the first class meeting. Audition information will be posted 2-3 weeks before Fall quarter begins. Students who audition in the Spring and are accepted will be given a permission code to enroll. Check back for updated times and dates.

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OPERA WORKSHOP (Music 159A):

Offered in Fall and Winter quarters only.

Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00-7:00 p.m., 131 Music Center

Brendan Hartnett, Director

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PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (Music 165):

William Winant, Director

Contact William Winant: steakatto@hotmail.com to join for Fall 2016.

No Audition necessary. Contact Willie to join the ensemble.

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UNIVERSITY CONCERT CHOIR (Music 1C):

Director: Nathaniel Berman 

Class Meeting Times: MW, 5:20-6:55 PM Rm 131.

Online Sign Ups for auditions are posted on this Google Doc: Click Here to Access.

Auditions consist of the following:
- scales and vocalises led by the instructor
- ear training (hearing and singing back melodic excerpts)- sight reading of a short excerpt to the best of the individual's ability

No prepared piece is required. Students who wish to do so may sing a prepared aria or song, but no accompaniment will be provided.

Music reading ability is helpful but not strictly required for admission to Concert Choir, if the student can demonstrate good aural skills and pitch memory. For more information contact Nat Berman at: natberman1@gmail.com

ENROLLMENT INFO:

Online enrollment before an audition is not possible. Auditions are held 1-2 days before the quarter begins or at the first class meeting. Audition information will be posted 2-3 weeks before Fall quarter begins. Students who audition in the Spring and are accepted will be given a permission code to enroll. 

 

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UNIVERSITY OPERA THEATER (Music 160):

Email instructor for enrollment directions. 

Offered in Spring Quarter.

Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


Sheila Willey, Director <swilley@ucsc.edu>

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UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA (Music 2 and 102): 

 To audition for the Spring 2017, please contact Bruce Kiesling

Music 2 (2 credits)

Conductor: Bruce Kiesling <bkieslin@ucsc.edu>

TTH 5:20–6:55 PM, Music Center 114.

Returning members do not need to audition to join the orchestra.

 

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WEST JAVANESE GAMELAN ENSEMBLE, BEGINNING (Music 5A) 3 sections:

See Schedule of Classes for section times.

Gamelan Studio, 230B Music Center.

Undang Sumarna, Director

Admission by instructor determination at first class meeting.

ENROLLMENT INFO: Students will be given a permission code to enroll at the first class meeting.  

 

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WEST JAVANESE GAMELAN ENSEMBLE, INTERMEDIATE (Music 5B):

Wednesday , 10:40-12:40 p.m., Gamelan Studio, 230B Music Center.

Undang Sumarna, Director

Admission by instructor determination at first class meeting.

ENROLLMENT INFO:

Online enrollment before an audition is not possible. Students will be given a permission code to enroll at the first class meeting. 

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WEST JAVANESE GAMELAN ENSEMBLE, ADVANCED (Music 5C):

Monday, 6:00-7:45 PM, Gamelan Studio, 230B Music Center.

Undang Sumarna, Director

Admission by instructor determination at first class meeting.

ENROLLMENT INFO:

Online enrollment before an audition is not possible. Students who audition in the Fall and are accepted will be given a permission code to enroll at the first flass meeting.

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WIND ENSEMBLE (Music 9):

MW, 7:10-8:45 PM, 114 Music Center.

Instructor: Nat Berman <natberman1@gmail.com>

AUDITION INFO: Anyone wishing to audition for wind ensemble should prepare a solo piece or etude of 3-5 minutes.  The instructor will also provide a short excerpt to be sight-read.

Online Sign Ups for auditions are posted on this Google Doc: Click here to Access 

ENROLLMENT INFO:

Online enrollment before an audition is not possible. Auditions are held 1-2 days before the quarter begins or at the first class meeting. Audition information will be posted 2-3 weeks before Fall quarter begins. Students who audition in the Spring and are accepted will be given a permission code to enroll.  Check back for updated times and dates.

 

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