Music Audition Workshop

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

trumpetYou will perform a selection of music, receive feedback from a panel of Wittenberg University music department faculty, and learn about the entire audition process.


Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023
7:00–9:00 pm
Wittenberg University, Krieg Hall
For high school juniors and seniors

Please join us in-person or online. If participating online, a video link will be sent to you after you register.

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 free! But registration is required. Please use the registration form below.

singingThe faculty members participating include:

  • Christopher Durrenberger, piano
  • Brandon Jones, conductor of Wittenberg Symphonic Band
  • Daniel Kazez, cello & bass
  • David Schubert, baritone
  • Laurie Smith, staff accompanist


5:00–7:00 pm - 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.

Optional activities:

4:00–5:00 pm - All participants are invited to attend part of a rehearsal of Wittenberg Singers (Krieg Recital Hall).

4:00–5:30 pm - All participants are invited to attend part of a rehearsal of 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, majors and double majors, and more
9:00 pm - Adjourn!

Parents are welcome at all sessions!

Myers HallWhat 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…

Fax: 937-327-7347

Or U.S. mail:
Dr. Daniel Kazez
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 Daniel Kazez at If you have any questions, contact Dr. Kazez by email or phone: 937-327-7354 (or 800-677-7558 ext. 7354).

Wittenberg Choir

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