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Music Audition Workshop

Learn how to audition for college music programs and their scholarships, at Wittenberg’s yearly music audition workshop. Perform an audition, receive written input from a panel of faculty, and learn about the entire audition process.

Learn how to audition for college music programs and their scholarships at Wittenberg’s annual Music Audition Workshop!

Myers HallYou will perform an audition, receive written input from a panel of Wittenberg University music department faculty, and learn about the entire audition process.

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • 7-9 p.m.
  • For high school juniors and seniors
  • Wittenberg University, Krieg Hall

Krieg Hall (the music building) is located at 632 Woodlawn Ave. Free parking is available in the Krieg Hall Parking Lot (on the east side of Krieg Hall) and in the Student Center Parking Lot (across the street from Krieg Hall, on the other side of Ward Street). If you are visiting Wittenberg from out of town, you might wish to check out this list of Springfield hotels.

Thanks to the L. David Miller Fund, this event is completely free! But registration is required. Please use the registration form below.

The faculty members participating include:

  • Christopher Durrenberger, piano
  • Brandon Jones, conductor of Symphonic Band & Chamber Orchestra
  • Daniel Kazez, cello/bass
  • David Schubert, baritone
  • Diane Slagle, staff accompanist
  • Erik Zinter, conductor of Wittenberg Choir and Wittenberg Singers

student playing the trumpetSchedule

Core activities (Krieg Recital Hall):

7:00 p.m. - Welcome
7:15 p.m. - Mock auditions (perform one, and watch others)
8:30 p.m. - Discussion: choosing music, stage presence, majors and double majors, and more
9:00 p.m. - Adjourn!

Optional activities:

5:00-7:00 p.m. - All participants are invited to have dinner at Post 95 or the “CDR” (Center Dining Room), both of which are located in the Student Center, across from the music building. Meal vouchers will be provided (free of charge) in the Music Office in Krieg Hall, from 1:00 to 6:00, on the day of the workshop.

4:45-6:15 p.m. - All participants are invited to attend part of a rehearsal of the Wittenberg Symphonic Band (Weaver Chapel).

student singingWhat to Perform

Prepare a solo or étude 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 be provided for singers (but is not needed for instrumentalists). If you are a singer, send sheet music:

Via email (

Or fax (937-327-7347)

Or U.S. mail:
Ms. Emily Burnett
Professor of Music & Music Audition Coordinator
Wittenberg University
200 West Ward St.
Springfield, OH 45501-0720

Register for the Wittenberg Music Audition Workshop!

To register, use the form linked below or send email to Emily Burnett at If you have any questions, contact Ms. Burnett by email or phone: 937-327-7341 (or 800-677-7558 ext. 7341).

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