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Auditions

FALL 2020 AUDITION UPDATES:

VOCAL AUDITIONS - (FOR PRIVATE LESSONS)
If you are an incoming Tulane student who happens to be musical, we would like to invite you to participate in voice auditions.

This fall our auditions will be virtual, but voice lessons are scheduled to be hybrid courses with face to face, socially distanced lessons that will be scheduled according to your availability with your applied voice teacher. The course will also include an online studio performance class on Thursdays, 4 - 5:30 PM as well as asynchronous assignments.

Voice lesson registration for ALL interested NEW and RETURNING voice students is now open.
**New students must audition. All new students, please register for APMS 2213 Section 01, which is the appropriate level of lessons. Section 01 is now open and you can register at your convenience. You will see that "staff" is the name attached to the open courses, however, those who are selected for placement in a studio will be placed in the proper section following voice auditions.

The course language for voice lessons reads as follows: “Students register by August 16. Registered students must audition and must pass a successful audition to be admitted to the course.
The week before classes begin, registered students will receive an email with audition information. Meeting pattern to be coordinated between the instructor and student(s)..”

Those who are registered will receive more information before classes begin.
Here are the basics:

Voice Auditions:
- You will need one memorized song in any style.
- You will record and submit a video of your memorized selection with a pre-recorded, prepared piano track. NO ACAPPELLA auditions.  
- The audition video should show your range, musicality and performance ability.  
- Deadline: 12 PM Thursday, August 20th.
- If you do not have a piano track and need one recorded by our staff accompanist, please send a very polite email to Mrs. Aigerim Magavina (amagavin@tulane.edu) with a pdf of your music attached. Please do not send a chart. Your music should be a fully written out musical score. Please include your phone number as she might want to contact you to discuss your piece. Again, all new students must audition and should register now.
- Notifications of studio placement will go out Friday, August 21st and lessons will begin the week of August 24th.

For more information and to schedule an audition you can also contact Prof. Amy Pfrimmer at pfrimmer@tulane.edu.

TULANE-NEWCOMB CHOIRS
Tulane-Newcomb Choir registration is also open and Dr. Raybon will hold a zoom TNC audition on Monday, 24 August 2020, 6 - 8 PM. Email Dr. Leonard Raybon for a link to sign up for an audition block at lraybon@tulane.edu and for the zoom link. More information on the program can be found on the Tulane University Choir web page

TULANE MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP
Submit a video to Dr. Mckelvey (mmckelve@tulane.edu) with either (1) two contrasting song cuts or (2) one complete song from a musical.  
Song(s) needs to be performed with backing tracks.  NO ACAPPELLA auditions.  The audition video should show their range, musicality and performance ability.  
The auditioner should state their name, major and year in school, and then present the audition. Videos are due by Friday, August 21st at 5:00 PM. For more information you can also contact Prof. Michael McKelvey at mmckelve@tulane.edu.

TULANE OPERA WORKSHOP
Auditions for the Opera Workshop will take place later in the Fall semester for a Spring 2021 production. For more information and to schedule an audition you can contact Prof. Amy Pfrimmer at pfrimmer@tulane.edu.

TULANE ORCHESTRA
The Tulane University Orchestra is always looking for new members. To schedule an interview/ hearing please contact Dr. Maxim Samarov at msamarov@tulane.edu or (504) 247-1691.

TULANE MARCHING BAND
Information for joining the Tulane University Marching Band can be found at the Tulane University Marching Band website.

TULANE CONCERT BAND
Membership for the Tulane Concert Band is open to all students, through registration to course APMS-2182. Prospective musicians may contact Barry Spanier, director of bands, regarding auditions and details, at bspanier@tulane.edu.

TULANE JAZZ ENSEMBLES
Fall 2020 Jazz Ensemble auditions are Wednesday, Aug. 19 & Thursday, Aug. 20 from 12 - 5 PM each day in Band Rm. 260, located in the Dixon Annex. For more information, and to schedule an audition for Tulane University Jazz Ensembles, send an e-mail to Jim Markway at jmarkway@tulane.edu.

TULANE PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
For more information and to schedule an audition for the Tulane Percussion Ensemble contact Doug Walsh at: dwalsh@tulane.edu or (504) 427-3027