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Fall 2022 Music Auditions

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Upcoming Audition Dates | Music Audition Info | Drama Audition Info

Upcoming Music & Drama Audition Dates

April 30, 2022, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Auditions for Fall 2022 Drama Scholarships- Students will have the opportunity to present 1 monologue and 32 bars of a song OR 2 contrasting monologues. Students interested in design/tech scholarships should prepare a portfolio presentation of work. Registration is open through April 30. Please fill out the scholarship audition form (LoneStar.edu/UP-DramaScholarship) prior to your registration.Click here to register for the Fall 2022 Drama Scholarship Auditions

August 31, 2022, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Fall 2022 auditions for UP Chorale, our large choir that combines students and community members in a choral ensemble that rehearses every Wednesday night

September 1, 2022, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Fall 2022 Music Auditions for music scholarships, private lessons, performance ensembles, and our music industry class (Professional Development for Musicians)

September 7, 2022, 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Fall 2022 Music Auditions for music scholarships, private lessons, performance ensembles, and our music industry class (Professional Development for Musicians)


MUSIC AUDITIONS

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Singers | Instrumentalists | Scholarships | Professional Development | Upper Level Testing

Singers

Prepare a song of your choosing with accompaniment. If you are auditioning in-person, please provide sheet music for the accompanist. If you are submitting an audition online, please perform with a karaoke/backing track on your video. Singers may audition for:

  • MUEN 1141.6301 Concert Choir
  • MUEN 1141.6201 University Park Chorale
  • MUEN 1151 Chamber Singers
  • Private lessons in voice
  • Learn More: Private Lessons | Ensembles

Instrumentalists

Prepare a piece that demonstrates your current skill level. If the piece is accompanied and you are auditioning in-person, please provide sheet music for the accompanist. If you are submitting an audition online, please perform with a karaoke/backing track on your video. (You may also use a backing track for the in-person audition if you'd prefer.)  Instrumentalists may audition for:

  • MUEN 1123 Symphony Orchestra
  • MUEN 1127 Jazz Ensemble (please audition with a jazz tune of your choice)
  • MUEN 1134 Percussion Ensemble
  • Private lessons on their instrument
  • Learn More: Private Lessons | Ensembles

Music Scholarships

  • Review the scholarship requirements and submit an application here before your audition: LoneStar.edu/UP-MusicScholarship
  • Please prepare two contrasting pieces to sing or play on your instrument.
  • An accompanist will be provided if needed, so please be sure to bring your sheet music. Instrumentalists may also prepare unaccompanied pieces.
  • For in-person auditions, you may be cut off after a time, so pick a piece or cut that shows your abilities well from the start.
  • Vocalists must perform from memory. 
  • Students auditioning for private lessons or ensembles may use the same piece/excerpt for one of their scholarship audition pieces.

Professional Development for Musicians (MUSC 1191)

Lone Star College-University Park uniquely offers a course on the music industry. This is a one-credit workforce course we recommend to any students intending to pursue careers in music. Music majors are eligible to enroll, as are non-majors who are approved by audition or interview. For more information or to request permission to enroll, please email Professor Aaron Alon at Aaron.Alon@lonestar.edu.

Testing into Upper Levels

Part of the music degree is a four-semester sequence of Theory, Sight Singing & Ear Training, and Class Piano. Students with extensive experience in these areas may be eligible to pass out of one or more semesters. For more information, email Professor Aaron Alon at Aaron.Alon@lonestar.edu


DRAMA AUDITIONS

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Drama Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to students for Performance and Design/Technical Theatre.

  • Performance: Students must be enrolled in Theatre Practicum and participate in the semester production. For the performance scholarship, you must present two contrasting monologues at the time of the semester production auditions. If you are a musical theatre performer, please also prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre work and provide an accompaniment track. 
  • Design/Technical Theatre: You must be enrolled in Theatre Practicum and participate in the semester production. At time of the semester production auditions, you must present a history of design/technical theatre work and interview for the scholarship. 

Please fill out the scholarship audition form (LoneStar.edu/UP-DramaScholarship) prior to your registration.Click here to register for the Fall 2022 Drama Scholarship Auditions

Drama Production

The department stages a play or musical every long semester. Potential roles in semester productions include:

  • Acting (audition required)
  • Stage Management Team
  • Run Crew
  • Design Team (Set, Costume, Lights, Sound, Props)

QUESTIONS?

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

Aaron Alon, DMA
Department Chair
Director of Music
281.290.5009
Office: B12.110

William Grayson, MFA
Professor of Drama
Director of Theatre
281.290.2956
Office: B12.108

Ryan Brown, DMA
Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Choirs
281.290.2937
Office: B13.804A

Jonathan Anderson, MM
Dean
281.401.5313 
Office: B13.818B

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