At RIT, you’ll have the opportunity to study and perform in music ensembles that offer both academic credit and non credit options.
Whether you want to get involved in a music ensemble or just simply enjoy them as a spectator, RIT’s performing arts have something to offer everyone. Auditions for each ensemble are typically held at the beginning of each semester. See individual audition requirements below or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
All new and returning members will need to complete this form for Spring 2024.
If you are a new member (or you have not played for Prof. Camarillo), please sign-up for an audition slot on SignUpGenius here.
The purpose of the audition is to determine if you will be successful in the context of the band program, and, which concert band you will fit into best.
Band placement considers your schedule, seniority, and the instrumentation needs of each ensemble, and is at the director’s discretion.
For more information please visit the Concert Band webpage.
When and Where
Auditions for the Spring 2024 semester will be held January 16, 18, and 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in 10 minute slots.
Previous RIT Band members (who have played for Prof. Camarillo) do not need to reaudition.
All auditions will be held in SAU (Student Alumni Union) A130, in the basement level across from the Ingle Auditorium backstage doors.
What do I prepare?
The audition is designed to be quick and straightforward.
Please prepare a 1-2 minute excerpt (solo, etude, etc…) that demonstrates your best playing abilities.
The audition will also include some simple sight-reading.
After the audition you will be notified whether you are admitted to the ensemble or given the option to enroll in lessons.
You will receive a permission code for FNRT 252 at this time.
If you need an instrument, please let Prof. Camarillo know before the audition and we can coordinate instrument usage.
RIT can provide the following instruments, albeit in limited quantities: oboe, bassoon, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trombone, euphonium, and tuba.
Questions regarding this audition process? Contact Professor Luke Camarillo
Why the audition process?Music is something that goes all the way through our lives. In our ensemble, we will not only perform music and create artwork together, but also be part of the music-loving community and share our life stories. To help you best shine in your musical talents, it is vital for you and me to know more about you and the level of your ability. I cant wait to hear your playing in person and learn more about your goals at RIT - Dr. Ma
The Audition Process
Please note that returning members still need to meet with Dr. Ma for seating assignment purposes.
Individual auditions will take place during the first weeks of the fall semester. Interested students are encouraged to email Thatcher Lyman at email@example.com for more information and to schedule a time to meet. Please email Mr. Lyman with any questions and for more information on singing safely with the RIT Singers this fall.