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Interested in participating in a music department ensemble this semester? Some ensembles require auditions that will happen during the first week of classes in August (August 19 – August 24, 2019). See below for more information on how to sign up to audition for those ensembles.

Carolina Bluegrass Band at Spectrum 2019
(Johnny Andrews / UNC-Chapel Hill)

Carolina Bluegrass Band

Auditions will be held for the Fall semester on August 19, 2019, or by appointment. Contact director Russell Johnson at to schedule an audition.



(Johnny Andrews / UNC-Chapel Hill)

Charanga Carolina

Auditions will be held during the first rehearsal (Tuesday, August 20, 2019) of the semester. To pass the audition, students must demonstrate strong reading skills, pitch and rhythmic accuracy, and proficiency on their instrument. For more information, contact Professor David Garcia (



(Johnny Andrews / UNC-Chapel Hill)

Choral Ensembles

Carolina Choir, UNC Chamber Singers, UNC Glee Club

Auditions for all of the choral ensembles will be held August 19 – 23, 2019 in Person Hall Room 106. Audition times are available by sign-up via Google Docs. Auditions consist of the singing of America (My Country `Tis of Thee) or a song of your choice, and a check for voice range and sight-reading ability. All auditioning students will be placed in a choral ensemble if possible. For more information, contact Professor Susan Klebanow (



(Johnny Andrews / UNC-Chapel Hill)

Jazz Band and Combos

Auditions for UNC Jazz Band and UNC Jazz Combos Fall 2019 semester will be August 20 – 22, 2019. For more information, to fill out the audition form, and to sign up for a time, click here.




UNC Guitar Ensemble

Guitar Ensemble

All interested students should contact Billy Stewart ( no later than August 23, 2019.



(Joshua Walker)

Percussion Ensemble

Membership is open to all University members by audition, and interested individuals should contact Professor Juan Alamo (



(Johnny Andrews / UNC-Chapel Hill)

UNC Opera

Auditions for UNC Opera productions typically are held in the preceding semester. For information, contact Dr. Marc Callahan (



(Joshua Walker)

UNC Symphony Orchestra (string)

Auditions for the orchestra strings will be held Monday, August 19, Wednesday, August 21, Friday, August 23, and Saturday, August 24. Returning orchestra members must re-audition each year for seating placement. Prior to auditioning, all prospective and returning orchestra members must fill out and submit the Player Information Form accessed by clicking here. To sign up for an audition, click here.



(Joshua Walker)

UNC Symphony Orchestra (winds, percussion) and Wind Ensemble

Wind/brass/percussion audition requirements and excerpts are posted here. Auditions will be held Tuesday, August 20, Thursday, August 22, Friday, August 23, and Saturday, August 24.



For information on all UNC Department of Music ensembles, click here.

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