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Auditions

Upcoming Auditions

FALL 2018

  • August 29, 2018, 2-5PM, B12.130: Music Auditions (sign up)
  • Septebmer 4, 2018, 6-9PM, Black Box Theatre: Drama Auditions for Machinal
  • September 5, 2018, 2-5PM, B12.130: Music Auditions (sign up)
  • September 5, 2018, 6-9PM, Black Box Theatre: Drama Auditions for Machinal
  • November 6, 2018, 1-4PM, B12.132: Music Auditions for Spring 2019 (sign up)

SPRING 2019

  • January 15-16, 2019, 6-9PM, Black Box Theatre: Drama Auditions (play TBA)
  • January 17, 2019, 2:30-4:30PM, B12.130: Music Auditions (sign up)
  • January 23, 2019, 1-4PM, B12.130: Music Auditions (sign up)
  • April 9, 2019, 1-4PM: Music Auditions for Fall 2019 (sign up)

Drama Auditions Information

AUDITIONS FOR MACHINAL

Date: September 4-5, 2019
Time: 6PM-9PM
Location: Black Box Theatre, B12.135

AUDITION SIGN UP SHEET COMING SOON

WHAT TO PREPARE

  • Auditions will be cold readings from the script.

  • Be prepared to move.

REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE DATES

Performers must be available for all scheduled rehearsals, performances, photo-call, and strike. Rehearsal begins Monday, September 10, 2018. Rehearsals are held Monday - Friday from 6:30PM-10PM.

Show dates are:

October 25-27 at 7:30PM
October 28 at 2:30PM
November 1-3 at 7:30PM
November 4 at 2:30PM

If you are interested in a design/technical position contact William Grayson, Director of Theatre directly
william.d.grayson@lonestar.edu

 


MUSIC AUDITIONS INFORMATION

Dates: August 29 & September 5
Time: 2PM-5PM
Location: B12.130 (first floor)

Fall 20187 Audition Sign-Up

AUDITIONS FOR:

  • Concert Choir (MUEN 1141): Concert Choir is a large vocal ensemble performing large-scale sacred and secular works. In addition to local concerts, the group participates in campus activities.
  • Pop Singers (MUEN 1154): The Pop Singers specialize in performing contemporary popular music, including music of radio, TV, motion picture, and Broadway. Some choreography and staging may be involved.
  • Percussion Ensemble (MUEN 1134): This course involves the study and performance of music compositions for small percussion groups.
  • Class Voice (MUSI 1183): Beginning voice instruction for the student who has little or no experience.
  • Private Lessons (MUAP) in Voice, Instruments, or Composition
  • Jazz Combo (MUEN 2135): A study of the techniques involved in the improvisation of a solo in the jazz idiom through rehearsal and performance in a small ensemble. Open to all students with instrumental music experience. –Audition now for Spring 2019
  • String Ensemble (MUEN 1131): This course involves the study and performances of music compositions for small stringgroups. It is recommended for music majors whose principle performing medium is the violin, viola, or cello. –Audition now for Spring 2019

WHAT TO PREPARE

Concert Choir

  • Prepare a classical/folk song and a contrasting musical theatre song. An accompanist will be provided, so be sure to bring sheet music! Students will also be asked to sight read, as part of their auditions.
  • Question? Email choir director Leah Dyer at Leah.E.Dyer@lonestar.edu.

Pop Singers

  • SINGERS: Prepare two contrasting short songs (or excerpts of songs) in contrasting popular styles (pop, rock, musical theatre, R&B, etc.).  An accompanist will be provided, so be sure to bring sheet music!
  • INSTRUMENTALISTS: Prepare two contrasting solos of pop, rock, musical theatre, or R&B songs on your instruments.  You may also be asked to sight-read.
  • Questions? Email Director of Music Aaron Alon at Aaron.Alon@lonestar.edu.

Percussion Ensemble/Percussion Lessons

  • Snare/Tenor/Bass Drum Auditions: (For snare drum, traditional grip is preferred, but matched grip is acceptable.) Please plan to play a standard “8 or 16 on a hand” exercise, an accent/tap exercise and an open or double stroke roll exercise, all at varied tempos.   In addition, please plan to play a small portion of a published or self-composed solo.  Creativity of presentation and visuals and sound quality will all be considered.   In addition, there will also be a sight reading excerpt at the audition.
  • Cymbals Auditions: Please plan to show a basic understanding of modern marching percussion cymbal sounds through the creation of a short solo to include numerous sounds and numerous visuals.  “Show band” style visuals and visual appeal are preferred.   In addition, there will also be a bass drum sight reading excerpt at the audition.
  • Marimba: If you are a marimba player interested in private lessons on marimba, please contact Aaron.Alon@lonestar.edu.
  • If you have questions or to set up your audition, email Director of Music Aaron Alon at Aaron.Alon@lonestar.edu or click the "Request an Audition" button below.

Class Voice/Private Voice Studio Placement

  • Prepare any song you'd like.  Bring sheet music for private voice studio placement.  Class voice students can sing a cappella or with an accompanist (bring sheet music if you'd like to use the accompanist).  You may be asked to sing some notes played on a piano.
  • Questions? Email Aaron Alon (Aaron.Alon@lonestar.edu) for private voice or Mark Thomas (Mark.Thomas@lonestar.edu) for class voice.

Jazz Combo

  • RHYTHM SECTION (piano, bass, drums, percussion, guitar): Demonstrate ability to comp (read/play chord chart), improvise, and read music?
    • WHAT TO PREPARE: Please prepare two tunes that are considered jazz standards.  These tunes should demonstrate different styles i.e. one swing tune and one bossa nova.  You may use a backing track.  
    • WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR AUDITION: During the audition you will play your two selections and we will discuss your experience playing jazz or playing in any other ensemble.  There may be a short sight-reading component during your audition.  Please bring a copy of your music and have your backing tracks (if using them) ready on your smart phone.
  • ?HORN PLAYER: Demonstrate ability to improvise and read music.? 
    • WHAT TO PREPARE: Please prepare two tunes that are considered jazz standards.  These tunes should demonstrate different styles i.e. one swing tune and one bossa nova.  You may use a backing track.  
    • WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR AUDITION: During the audition you will play your two selections and we will discuss your experience playing jazz or playing in any other ensemble.  There may be a short sight-reading component during your audition.  Please bring a copy of your music and have your backing tracks (if using them) ready on your smart phone.?
  • VOCALIST: Demonstrate singing abilities and reading skills.   Basic keyboard skills are a bonus.
    • ?WHAT TO PREPARE: Please prepare two tunes that are considered jazz standards.  These tunes should demonstrate different styles i.e. one swing tune and one bossa nova.  You may use a backing track.  
    • WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR AUDITION: During the audition you will sing your two selections and we will discuss your experience singing jazz or singing in any other ensemble.  Please bring a copy of your music and have your backing tracks (if using them) ready on your smart phone.

MUSIC AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT

To schedule an audition, please email Aaron.Alon@lonestar.edu or click this button to open an email:

Fall 20187 Audition Sign-Up


Questions?

For further information about auditions, please contact Professors Aaron Alon (music) or William Grayson (theatre).

Kari Breitigam
Department Chair
281.290.2642
Office: B12.109

Jonathan Anderson 
Dean
281.401.5313 
Office: B13.818B

Aaron Alon
Director of Music
281.290.5009
Office: B12.110

William Grayson
Director of Theatre
281.290.2956
Office: B12.108