2018 Audition Information
Auditions help our instructors place students into groups so that each one can have an enjoyable and challenging musical experience.
Sunday: July 8, 2:00 PM - Auditions and First Meetings for all students
All students must audition or attend the First Meeting for their group. These
auditions or first meetings will take place following the 1:00 PM General Meeting
in the Blaine Performing Arts Center.
Note: Classics to Contemporary Players must email a sample of their playing in
advance, as instructed below.
Vocalists have their first meeting with the Vocal Faculty in the Choral Room where
1. work with Greta Matassa, solo vocal instructor, to select a solo song(s) and
2. work with Brennan Baglio, director of the Jazz Choir, to determine voice range
For this first meeting, students should prepare and sing a song of their choice.
Classical to Contemporary students will perform music in the CC Ensemble that is
newly composed for them. For this reason, every CC student must send a brief
performance recording (audio or video) that includes -
1. a sample of music that reflects technical and musical abilities and
2. a scale that demonstrates a player’s full range on the instrument.
The recording should be less than 3 minutes in length and can be done on a
simple recording device such as that found on most smart phones. Send the
recording by email to Charlie Porter at
Please send this as soon as possible following your online registration. Direct any
questions you might have to Charlie at the same address.
The CC first meeting will offer an introduction to musical memorization and
improvisation, as well as a chance to preview some of their new music.
Jazz instrumentalists will audition for placement in various jazz bands or the Let’s
Rock class. Jazz auditions will be held in faculty studios/classrooms. Room
numbers to be announced at the General Meeting.
All jazz instrumentalists should prepare:
1. Approximately 2 minutes of music that best displays your full abilities on the
instrument. This music can be all or a portion of a solo piece, etude, study or any
other music of your choice that gives a good idea of your level of play.
2. Two major scales, ascending and descending
(Optional: jazz instrumentalists may also perform a short improvisation sample)
3. Students will also be asked to sight-read a selection