Rolling Virtual Music Auditions
Video auditions are accepted year-round for music ensembles, private lessons, and scholarships. You can use a past performance video or film a new video to send in. See the guidelines below and then submit a virtual audition.
November 15, 2023, 4 p.m.
Drama auditions for A Christmas Carol Radio Play. Schedule an in-person audition.
January 18, 2024, 2 - 4 p.m.
Auditions for Spring 2024 ensembles, private lessons, and scholarships (see above regarding ongoing virtual auditions). Schedule an in-person audition.
January 24, 2024, 4 - 8 p.m.
Auditions for Fall 2023 ensembles, private lessons, and scholarships (see above regarding ongoing virtual auditions). Schedule an in-person audition.
January 25, 2024, 4 p.m.
Drama auditions for the spring play (TBA). Schedule an in-person audition.
April 25, 2024, 4 p.m.
Drama auditions for the spring musical (TBA). Schedule an in-person audition.
Prepare a song of your choosing with accompaniment. If you are auditioning in-person, please provide sheet music for the accompanist (or have a URL for a YouTube karaoke track ready). 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
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 the piece is accompanied and you are submitting a video audition, you may perform with an accompaniment/backing track instead. (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
- 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.
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.
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
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.
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)
Aaron Alon, DMA
Director of Music
William Grayson, MFA
Professor of Drama
Director of Theatre
Jonathan Anderson, MM