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Auditions

Four of BUMS ensembles are auditioned: Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir are run by the department in welcome week. Our other two, Symphonic Winds and Baroque Ensemble, are run by the student conductors and take place during the first week of term. Visit the department website here for more information on the orchestral and choral auditions

Orchestral Auditions

This is a singular audition to be considered for Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. You can specify which (if not both) you prefer. The audition is run by a member of the department and a student. You will be asked to perform a short piece (unaccompanied) of your choice and sightread a short extract. 

ORCHESTRAL AUDITIONS ARE DURING WELCOME WEEK ON THURSDAY 21st, FRIDAY 22nd AND SATURDAY 23rd OF SEPTEMBER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To sign up you must write your name on the physical sign up sheet, which is posted in the Victoria Rooms at the beginning of welcome week. You must also fill out an online information sheet, which can be found here 

Choral Auditions

This is a singular audition to be considered for University Singers and Chamber Choir. You can specify which (if not both) you prefer. The audition is run by a member of the department and a student. You will be asked to perform a short piece (can be accompanied) of your choice and sightread a short extract. 

CHORAL AUDITIONS ARE DURING WELCOME WEEK ON THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY (see above). To sign up you must write your name on the physical sign up sheet, which is posted in the Victoria Rooms at the beginning of welcome week. You must also fill out an online information sheet, which can be found here.

Symphonic Wind Auditions

Symph Wind Auditions will be held on Saturday 21st at the Victoria Methodist Church (across the road from the Victoria Rooms). It will consist of a short (<3min) piece of your choosing and a short sightreading extract.

SIGN UP AND BOOK YOUR SLOT HERE: https://forms.gle/7qwzWqjeHnZMcufaA

If you really can't make the Saturday, email the conductor Jasmine Law at tc21591@bristol.ac.uk

Baroque Ensemble Auditions

Baroque Ensemble Auditions will be held on Thursday 28th in the Victoria Rooms Recital Room. It will consist of a short (<3min) piece of your choosing and a short sightreading extract.

SIGN UP AND BOOK YOUR SLOT HERE: https://forms.gle/efgGHP561FKiSXis7

If you really can't make the Saturday, email the manager Nathaniel at nathaniel.joyce.2022@bristol.ac.uk

Other socities also run auditions for certain ensembles, such as Symphonia Symphony, Madrigals, Bristol Hornstars and Acapella. Find out on more on their respective websites. 

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