Large Ensemble Audition Materials
All NIU students are welcome to audition for a School of Music Large Ensemble. You do not have to be a music major to be in our ensembles.
Auditions for Wind Symphony, Philharmonic, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and University Jazz Band will take place at posted times beginning Sunday, August 23 and continuing that week.
2020 Ensemble audition music is posted below and on Blackboard (Music Majors). Click the link to download your music and register for your audition.
Instrumental audition information and music (strings, wind, brass and percussion)
Percussion ensemble audition information and music can also be found in the Percussion Area Handbook. To register for your audition, please follow instructions as listed in the Percussion Area Handbook. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Greg Beyer at email@example.com.
Jazz audition information and music
Schedule your Jazz Ensembles Audition
Choral audition information and music
Schedule your Choral Ensembles Audition
Opera Theatre is a great opportunity for students to learn more about opera and expand their musical and performance experiences. Opera Theatre is competitive, and spots are traditionally given to sophomores – seniors. As a first-year student, it is strongly encouraged that you speak with your voice studio instructor about your interest and involvement in Opera Theatre prior to auditioning.
Fall Semester - Opera Scenes Spring Semester - Staged Opera with NIU Philharmonic
As part of your audition, you will be required to perform two different works. It is recommended that one piece is in a foreign language. Repertoire selections may include Arias from standard operatic repertoire. Please make sure you bring two additional copies of your repertoire - one for the pianist and one for the panel. You may arrange your own accompanist or contact the Opera Graduate Assistant, Heewon Cha.
If you have questions about repertoire selections, audition process, or contacting Miss Cha, please contact Dr. Ben Firer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule your Opera Theatre Audition