Ensemble Auditions

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Auditions for ensembles are held just before the beginning of the fall semester and the first day of classes. Students interested in auditioning should sign up for an audition time. Please contact your respective ensemble director for more information.


For information, please see Orchestral Auditions. String players who wish to continue playing during their studies at UI but don’t want to audition can participate in the All-University String Orchestra.


The Symphony Band and Concert Band are open to all students, regardless of major, by audition only. Please contact your respective ensemble director for more information. Click here for audition information>>

The University Band is designed specifically for non-music major students, and no auditions are required for membership.

No auditions are required for Iowa Pep Band. 

For information about auditioning for the Hawkeye Marching Band, visit https://uiowa.edu/hmb/auditions.. 


The University of Iowa Choral Area invites anyone who loves to sing to audition for one of four ensembles on campus. It does not matter whether you are a music major or a non-major; all are welcome.

To learn more about the audition, download an audition form, sample one of the pieces we will be performing with The University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra, and sign up online for an audition, please visit our Wiki. Login with your HawkID and sign up for a time. The meeting times of the choirs can be found on the audition form.

Jazz Ensembles

All jazz ensembles are open to non-majors as well as majors. Auditions for all ensembles and lessons occur in the first week of fall classes. Skills to be demonstrated in the audition include sight-reading, performance of a prepared piece, and scale knowledge. For more information, including dates and specific requirements, please see Jazz Ensemble Auditions.


2017-18 Operas

THE MEDIUM by Gian Carlo Menotti

Performances Friday, October 13, 2017, and Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 15, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

Due to the early production dates of The Medium, this opera has already been cast.

COSI FAN TUTTE by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Sung in Italian)

Performances Friday, April 13, 2018, and Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

Auditions will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Opera Studio, 151 VOX.  Please prepare an aria or art sung in Italian.


Ferrando*                                                           Tenor

Guglielmo*                                                         Baritone

Fiordiligi*                                                            Soprano

Dorabella*                                                          Mezzo-Soprano

Despina*                                                            Soprano

Don Alfonso*                                                     Baritone

Chorus of Townspeople, Servants, etc.

*indicates roles that are eligible for DMA recital credit