Ensemble Placement Day

Updated information for Ensemble Placement in the 2020-2021 year is on its way. Thank you for your patience!

The ECMS Ensemble Placement Day will give current and prospective students an opportunity to play for ensemble directors or our professional faculty members, and to get feedback about which ECMS ensembles might be right for them! There will also be an opportunity to take a Music Theory Placement Exam to get feedback on which Music theory class you should start with at ECMS.

All students are encouraged to print the Ensemble Placement Info Form and bring it along to your audition time.

For a listing of all ECMS classes and ensembles, please click here. Departmental and Ensemble Auditions this year will include:

Honors Wind Quintet Auditions – ECMS instructor Blaire Koerner

Eastman Young Children’s Chorus:

Auditions for the Young Children’s Chorus with Naomi Foley will take place from 11am -1pm. Please prepare to sing a familiar song like Happy Birthday and sign up for your time here.

Eastman Children’s Chorus and Youth Chamber Singers:

Karie Templeton will hold auditions for both the Children’s Chorus and Youth Chamber Singers from 10 am – 1 pm in Eastman room 404. Please prepare a classical or folksong selection. Signup for your slot here.

Eastman Community Chamber Singers is also open for auditions! Please visit us at the Open House to meet their conductor Patricia Alexander and schedule an audition or sing for her during the event! Or check out the ensemble’s webpage for information on how to contact her.

Some Ensemble directors would like to schedule audition times individually. If you are interested in one of these ensembles please contact the instructor or the office by email:

Saxophone Quartets
Guitar Ensembles

Jazz Department Auditions:

Auditions for Jazz Department Ensembles including Jazz Performance Workshops and Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra will take place after our Open House in the Karen Rettner Community Music Center (Messinger Hall room 1). Please prepare a short solo to play for this audition. Solos should be no more than 8 minutes, and accompaniment is not required. 

 

String Department Auditions:

Auditions for String Department Ensembles including Tutti, Camerata, and Virtuosi strings will take place after our Open House in Eastman room 404. Please prepare a short solo to play for this audition. Solos should be no more than 8 minutes, and accompaniment is not required. 

 

Wind & Brass Auditions:

Auditions for Winds & Brass Department Ensembles including instrument specific ensembles for trumpet, clarinet, and flute will take place after our Open House in Eastman room 305. Please prepare a short solo to play for this audition. Solos should be no more than 8 minutes, and accompaniment is not required.

 

Theory Placement Exam:

The Theory Placement Exam will be given by Chair of the Theory and Academics Department Margaret Henry, and will take place at 1 pm in Messinger Hall room 221 after our Open House.