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.
The purpose of the audition is determine if you will be successfully in the context of the band program and which concert band (Concert Band White or Concert Band Orange) you will fit into best. Band placement also takes into account previous RIT ensemble participation, all-region/state/honor band experience, scheduling, seniority, and instrumentation needs. For more information please visit the Concert Band webpage.
When and Where?
Auditions for the Fall 2023 semester will be held August 22 through 28 in 10 minute slots. You will have the option to sign-up for a Zoom audition or in-person audition. Previous RIT Band members do not need to re-audition.
A link will be posted here in early August that will allow you to register for an audition slot.
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.
1.) Fill out the online survey by Wednesday, August 23, 11:59pm
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.