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ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS, Spring 2016 (Week of Jan. 19)
Wind/Brass/Percussion: Click for Schedule. Sign up outside FAC Room 257. Excerpts online at the Bands webpage or directly from the appropriate faculty member.
Strings: Auditions for new students/players and those wishing to change seating or ensemble: Wed. Jan. 20, 3:30-6. Online Sign-up. Link to Orchestra webpage.
Choirs: Please see the Choirs website.
Jazz: Replacement & New auditions only, sign up outside Rm. 252. Details/Excerpts.
Vocal Jazz: Click for Details; Vocal Jazz excerpts: Women Men
Early Music: Click for Info Flyer (pdf). UMass painless auditions 1/19, 11am-1pm & 1/27, 4-5:30pm, FAC Rm. 170
Ensembles are open to all UMass Amherst students, subject to auditions held at the beginning of each semester. All ensembles appear in concert on campus several times a year. Ensembles have also been selected to represent UMass Amherst at conventions and festivals that have included Symphony Hall in Springfield, MA; the Washington, D.C. home of the Marine Band; and the Capitol Building in Boston.
Chamber ensembles are open to all UMass Amherst students, subject to auditions held at the beginning of each semester. All chamber ensembles appear in concert on campus several times a year. Chamber ensembles also perform off-campus at area special events and school outreach concerts.
Listen to our Music Ensembles!
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Quando m'en vo soletta from Puccini's La Bohème (Amy Johnson, soprano)
Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker:
March Chinese Dance Trepak
Les Nubiennes - Gounod's Faust's Ballet Music
Minuteman Marching Band
Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture (arr. Klesch/Hannum)
Irving Berlin's Let's Face the Music and Dance (arr. Mike Tomaro/Jeffrey W. Holmes)
Alex Lee Clark's The Big Lebowski Suite, "Walter Sobchak"
Rich Hirsch's Cityscapes, Mvmt. II, The Lower East Side
Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus, Farewell Trio (excerpt)
Opus One Chamber Orchestra
Dvorák's Serenade for Strings, mvmt. V
Trumpet Studio (also see below for Trumpet Ensemble video)
Jeffrey W. Holmes' Herald Emeritus Fanfare
Monteverdi's Anime mia perdona (from 4th book of Madrigals)
- Women's Choir
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
- UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra
- All-University Orchestra
- Opus One Chamber Orchestra
- Wind Ensemble
- Symphony Band
- Concert Band
- Minuteman Marching Band
- Minuteman Hoop Band
- Jazz Ensemble I & Studio Orchestra
- Chapel Jazz Ensemble
- Jazz Lab Ensemble
- Vocal Jazz Ensemble
- Chamber Jazz Ensembles
- Jazz In July
- Percussion Ensemble
- UMass Marimba Ensemble
- MASS Marimba Band
- Five College Early Music Collegium
- Euridice Ensembles
- Voces Feminae
- Opus One Chamber Ensemble
- Double Reed Ensemble
- Trombone Choir
- Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble
- Chamber Jazz Ensembles
- Cello Choir
- Viola Choir
- Graduate String Quartet Program
- Additional Chamber Ensembles: Brass quintets, flute choirs, horn choirs, mixed chamber ensembles, saxophone quartets, string quartets, piano trios, vocal chamber ensembles, woodwind quintets.