Music Department Auditions Fast Facts
It’s not too late to join the Marching Band! Contact Dr. Tim Heath at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. If you have played an instrument before or you have marched, participated in color guard or been a majorette, Dr. Heath is eager to meet you. The Marching Band meets on TR 4pm to 6pm.
BAND: WIND ENSEMBLE
PLAYING EVALUATIONS for NEW MEMBERS ONLY, By appointment any time during the normal class hours Monday, August 23 – Thursday, August 26. Evaluations will take place in Scales M105 (band office). Evaluation consists of one prepared piece of the student’s choice, memorized major scales and a short sight-reading excerpt. E-mail Dr. Kevin Bowen at email@example.com to schedule an appointment time. Wind ensemble rehearsals are Mondays from 3:30-4:30 in Scales M201, and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30 in Brendle Recital Hall.
BAND: JAZZ ENSEMBLE
No audition needed – just come to our first rehearsal on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 12:30 in M201. E-mail Dr. Kevin Bowen at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Jazz ensemble rehearsals are Tues/Thurs from 12:30-1:45 in Scales M201.
To learn more about chamber music ensembles, contact Dr. Jacqui Carrasco at email@example.com. To learn more about Collegium Musicum Instrumental (early music), contact Dr. Stewart Carter firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions for Chamber Choir and hearings for new students entering the program occur during the first week of classes, MTWR, from 6-9pm in Scales M208 the choir room. Auditions are low-key and basically stress free, and singers of all levels are welcome. SIGN UP for your audition / hearing and learn more (FAQs) at wakechoirs.com, or contact Dr. Gilliam at email@example.com.
Those interested in playing with the Orchestra should contact Dr. David Hagy at firstname.lastname@example.org. String players should schedule an audition with Dr. Hagy during the first week of classes, while woodwind, brass, and percussion players should schedule an audition for Wind Ensemble with Dr. Kevin Bowen. (All woodwind, brass, and percussion players come from the Wind Ensemble.) The Orchestra rehearses full orchestra on Mondays in Brendle Recital Hall and strings only on Wednesdays in Scales M201 from 4:30 to 6:15 pm. If you have experience in playing in an orchestra, don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr. Hagy.
Private lessons are offered for most major instruments, including piano, voice, strings, guitar, electric bass, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Visit the Individual Instruction page to locate an instructor and learn more about lessons. There is also an Applied Lesson Scholarship Fee Application.
Piano students: Drs. Weng and Inkman are auditioning incoming piano students 2-4pm on Monday the 23rd and Tuesday the 24th of August in Dr. Weng’s studio, M317. Contact Dr. Weng for more information.
VOICE STUDY: Any new students interested in voice-related courses should contact Dr. Bryon Grohman for additional information. Voice auditions will be held throughout the first week of classes every day from 11:00-2:00 in M208.* This semester, voice study at Wake includes Individual Instruction (30 or 60 minutes), Class Voice, and Theatrical Singing.
*Appointment necessary: SIGN-UP HERE
WORLD MUSIC ENSEMBLES
To learn more about how to participate in Wake Forest Gamelan contact Dr. Elizabeth Clendinning at email@example.com. For information about the Chinese Music Ensemble, contact Dr. Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the Afro-Cuban Drumming ensemble, contact John Beck at email@example.com.