Menu

SMTD Ensembles Office

Within the Ensembles Office, we believe that the ultimate success of a performance is dependent on the clear division of responsibilities between artists and producers. Although these aspects often overlap, artistry is given the greatest opportunity to flourish when supported by comprehensive and structured operations. It is our goal to create the most professional environment possible for each rehearsal, performance and event presented by the SMTD Large and Chamber Ensembles.

Ensembles for Music Majors

Symphony Band & Chamber Winds
Concert Band
Orpheus Singers
Chamber Choir
University Choir
Opera Chorus
Mens Glee Club
Womens Glee Club
Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Lab Ensemble
Creative Arts Orchestra
Chamber Jazz Ensembles
University Symphony Orchestra
University Philharmonia Orchestra
Contemporary Directions Ensemble
Digital Music Ensemble
Early Music Ensemble
Javanese Gamelan

Ensembles for Non-Music Majors

University & Campus Bands
Michigan Marching Band
Athletic Bands
Arts Chorale
Resident College Singers
UMS Choral Union
Mens Glee Club
Womens Glee Club
Campus Jazz Ensemble
Campus Symphony Orchestra
Campus Philharmonia Orchestra
Javanese Gamelan

String Auditions

Single Audition for University Symphony Orchestra | University Philharmonia Orchestra

REGISTER FOR STRING AND PIANO AUDITIONS

Violin – Tuesday, January 8, 12:30-2:30PM – Winter 2019 Excerpts
Viola – Tuesday, January 8, 12:30-2:30PM – Winter 2019 Excerpts
Cello – Tuesday, January 8, 12:30-2:30PM – Winter 2019 Excerpts
Bass  – Tuesday, January 8, 12:30-2:30PM – Winter 2019 Excerpts
Piano – Tuesday, January 8, 12:30-2:30PM – Winter 2019 Excerpts

Wind, Brass, Percussion, Harp Auditions

Single Audition for University Symphony Orchestra | University Philharmonia Orchestra | Symphony Band | Concert Band

REGISTER FOR WIND, BRASS, PERCUSSION, AND HARP AUDITIONS

Flute – Saturday, December 1,  12:00-1:30PM – Winter 2019 Excerpts
Oboe – Sunday, December 2,  9:30-11:00AM – Winter 2019 Excerpts
Clarinet – Saturday, December 1,  12:00-3:00PM – Winter 2019 Excerpts
Bassoon – Saturday, December 1,  9:00-10:30AM – Winter 2019 Excerpts
Saxophone – Sunday, December 2,  3:30-5:00PM – Winter 2019 Excerpts
Horn – Sunday, December 2,  10:00AM-12:00PM – Winter 2019 Excerpts
Trumpet – Sunday, December 2,  1:30-3:00PM – Winter 2019 Excerpts
Tenor Trombone – Saturday, December 1,  9:15-10:15AM – Winter 2019 Excerpts
Bass Trombone – Saturday, December 1,  10:15-11:00AM – Winter 2019 Excerpts
Euphonium – Saturday, December 1,   4:00-4:45PM – Winter 2019 Excerpts
Tuba – Saturday, December 1, 3:00-3:45PM – Winter 2019 Excerpts
Percussion – Tuesday, December 11, 8:40AM-2:30PM – Winter 2019 Excerpts
Timpani – Tuesday, December 11,  9:30AM-2:30PM – Winter 2019 Excerpts
Harp – Monday, December 10,  1:00-2:00PM – Winter 2019 Excerpts

Choral Auditions

Single Audition for Chamber Choir | University Choir | Orpheus Singers | Baroque Chamber Orchestra

Date/Time TBD:  choose your time online during registration (coming soon)

Prepare two contrasting art songs for the audition, please bring a copy of the music for the SMTD accompanist.  Additional sight-reading materials will be provided.

Jazz Auditions

Single Audition for Jazz Ensemble | Jazz Lab Ensemble
Audition information for Fall 2019 will be posted in the summer.

Chamber Jazz
Audition information for Fall 2019 will be posted in the summer.

Creative Arts Orchestra
Audition information for Fall 2019 will be posted in the summer.

Non-Major Auditions

Campus Symphony Orchestra | Campus Philharmonia Orchestra
Wednesday, January 9 & Saturday, January 12:  choose your time online during registration

REGISTER FOR CAMPUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CAMPUS PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS

Please prepare two selections in contrasting style and tempo that will best demonstrate your abilities.

Michigan Marching Band | Athletic Bands
Auditions TBA

University Band | Campus Band
Auditions TBA

Arts Chorale | Residence College Singers
Auditions TBA

UMS Choral Union
Auditions TBA

Mens Glee Club
Auditions TBA

Womens Glee Club
Auditions TBA

Campus Jazz Band
Auditions TBA

Ensembles Office | Room 1314, Earl. V. Moore Building
Monday-Friday
10:00AM-6:00PM
(hours may vary with performance schedules)

Ensembles Library | Room 1315, Earl V. Moore Building
Monday-Friday
9:00AM-5:00PM

Performance Library Policies

SMTD Large Ensemble Performance Repertoire (8.20.18)
Please note that this document is for reference only and is regularly updated with additional events and information.

SMTD Performance & Events Calendar
Please note that this document is for reference only and is regularly updated with additional events and information.

Venue Information

SMTD Inventory
Please note that the locked Ensembles Stands are available solely for Large Ensemble curricular rehearsals and performances. Keys are held solely by SMTD Staff and are unavailable for faculty or student use.

SMTD Mini Van

The Ensembles Office is the largest employer of student staff at the SMTD. With a core of nearly 50 student staff, we employ students with and without Work-Study Awards. Hiring and orientation information will be posted as available, but we accept applications throughout the year. Please complete the form linked below to apply for any of the positions listed.

Student Staff Application

Daily Operations

  • Orchestra Personnel Manager
  • Choir Personnel Manager
  • Ensemble Manager
  • Equipment Assistant
  • Library Assistant

Performance Operations

  • Large Ensemble Stage Crew
  • Large Ensemble Stage Manager
  • Chamber Ensemble Stage Manager
  • Chamber Ensemble Front-of-House
  • Chamber Ensemble Live-Streaming

Internships*

  • Performance Librarian Internship

*These positions require a separate application. For more information, please contact Paul Feeny.

Paul Feeny, Director of Concerts & Events

Anna Darnell, Ensembles Production Manager

Alizabeth Nowland, Performance Librarian

Jonathan Mashburn, Daily Operations