Wittenberg Music Audition Workshop
Learn how to audition for college music programs and their scholarships, at Wittenberg’s yearly music audition workshop.
You will perform an audition, receive written input from a panel of faculty, and learn about the entire audition process.
• date tba! 7:00 - 9:00 pm
• Wittenberg University, Krieg Hall (directions below)
• For high school juniors and seniors
Thanks to the L. David Miller Fund, this event is completely free! But registration is required. Please use the registration form below.
The faculty panel is below, and we thank our pianists for this event: Diane Slagle (staff accompanist) and David Crean (adjunct Instructor and University Organist).
Colvin Bear (Adj. Instructor), French horn
Christopher Durrenberger (Assoc. Prof. of Music), pianist
Brandon Jones (Assoc. Prof. of Music), conductor of Symphonic Band & Chamber Orch.
Daniel Kazez (Prof. of Music), cellist
David Leapley (Adj. Instructor), trumpet
David Schubert (Prof. of Music), baritone
Richard York (Adj. Instructor), clarinet
Erik Zinter (Visting Ast. Prof.), conductor of Wittenberg Choir and Wittenberg Singers
2:40-3:40 pm - String players are invited to attend part of a rehearsal of the Wittenberg Chamber Orchestra (Weaver Chapel).
4:30-5:20 pm - Singers are invited to participate in part of a rehearsal of the Wittenberg Choir (Krieg Recital Hall).
5:00-7:00 pm - All participants are invited to have dinner at the Wittenberg “CDR” (Center Dining Room, in the Student Center). Meal vouchers will be provided in the Music Office in Krieg Hall, 1:00-6:00, on the day of the event.
5:30-6:45 pm - Wind and percussionist players are invited to attend part of a rehearsal of the Wittenberg Symphonic Band (Weaver Chapel).
Core activities (Krieg Recital Hall):
7:00 pm - Welcome
7:15 pm - Mock auditions (perform one, and watch others)
8:30 pm - Discussion: choosing music, stage presence, and more
9:00 pm - Adjourn!
What to Perform
Prepare a solo or etude about 3-5 minutes in length. If you wish, choose a solo that is appropriate for OMEA (Ohio Music Education Association) Solo and Ensemble adjudication. A pianist will not be needed for instrumentalists, but will be provided for singers. (The pianist will be Wittenberg staff accompanist Diane Slagle.) If you are a singer, send sheet music via email (email@example.com) or fax (937-327-7347) or U.S. mail:
Dr. Daniel Kazez
Professor of Music & Music Audition Coordinator
200 West Ward St.
Springfield, OH 45501-0720
This workshop will be held in Krieg Hall (the music building), at 632 Woodlawn Ave. Free parking is available in the Student Center Parking Lot (across the street from Krieg Hall, on the other side of Ward Street), and in the Krieg Hall Parking Lot (just to the east side of Krieg Hall).
If you are visiting Wittenberg from out of town, you might wish to check this list of Springfield hotels. If you are a high school senior and are visiting from more than three hours away, contact Dr. Kazez about the possibility of an overnight stay with a current Wittenberg music major on campus.
Register for Wittenberg Music Audition Workshop!
To register, use the form below or send email to Daniel Kazez firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, contact Dr. Kazez by email or by phone: 937-327-7354 (or 800-677-7558 ext. 7354).