Auditions

Students must audition for placement in most of SLCC's ensembles.

Each year, a general audition is held in February or March for the coming school year. All who wish to join an ensemble at SLCC the following Fall, including current high school seniors, are encouraged to attend this audition. This audition serves both for placement in SLCC's ensembles and for consideration for potential talent-based scholarships. (All of SLCC's music scholarships are tied to participation in an ensemble - see Scholarships.)

All students interested in participating are encouraged to audition. There are usually spots available in nearly every performing group, and tuition waivers are also still available for qualified students. (All talent-based tuition waivers are tied to participation in a performing ensemble.) 

Interested students should contact the appropriate director.


Auditioning for Salt Lake Community College Instrumental Ensembles

Preparation:

  1. Auditions will last approximately 10 minutes.
  2. Come prepared to perform 2 compositions for your instrument with contrasting styles. Choose one composition to show off your technical skills (range, quickness, technique, etc.) and the other to show off your expressive capabilities.
  3. You will also be asked to perform major and minor scales.
  4. You may be asked to sight-read a selection of music.
You may contact Dr. Craig Ferrin at craig.ferrin@slcc.edu or 801-957-3465 for more information.

Auditions for Advanced Vocal Ensembles at SLCC

SLCC Chamber Singers/ Musical Theatre Production Class  

  1. Auditions will last approximately 5-10 minutes.
  2. Come prepared to sing 2 contrasting pieces. Be sure to choose repertoire that demonstrates your skill level, knowledge of the genre, and your ability to express.
  3. If you are a Music Major, you should expect to be in both Chamber Singers and Concert Choir.
  4. If you are wanting to audition for a role in the Music Theatre Production class in the Spring, you may want to take MUSC 1310 in the Fall Semester. Where you will break down the proper Vocal technique across 4 genres, and will learn to get a technical handle of your voice. They are taught in the same time slot as each other.

You may contact Dr. Juan Héctor Pereira at juan.pereira@slcc.edu or 801-957-3188 for more information.