PMO Note
The Audition Process

The Audition Process

Which ensemble would you like to audition for?

Purdue Varsity Glee Club

Purduettes

Purdue Bells

University Choir

All Campus & Community Chorale

Heart & Soul

Instrumentalists

If you are unsure about which ensemble you would like to join, you may audition for multiple ensembles with one audition. Please notify the audition panel of your specific interest(s) at the time of your audition.

Our 2014 audition dates include:

March 10, 24 and 31
April 7, 14, 21 and 28
June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26


Purdue Varsity Glee Club

Auditions for the Purdue Varsity Glee Club take place in the spring and summer only. Students will be invited to be a part of this ensemble no later than June 30 and those who accept the invitation will begin their Glee Club experience the week before classes begin in August. To learn more about this ensemble, please click here.

Audition Dates

Prospective students are encouraged to visit a Purdue Varsity Glee Club rehearsal before auditioning. Those students auditioning in the spring are welcome to visit rehearsal the same day of their audition. Rehearsals are from 11:30am - 12:20pm (EST) during the school year on the 2nd floor of University Church located at 320 North Street near the Purdue Memorial Union.

Auditions begin at 12:30pm (EST). Please e-mail PMO receptionist Andrea Ridge in advance of your visit so she can let the director know you're coming.

Auditionees and their parents/guardians will receive an orientation to the program. Orientation lasts approximately 15 minutes and is followed by a question and answer session.

Following orientation, auditionees will undergo a wardrobe fitting and musical audition. Auditionees are encouraged to dress for success and asked to bring the following:

  • Sheet music in the correct key for two contrasting songs (ex/ an upbeat tune and a ballad). Each song should be memorized and you should plan on performing the best two minutes of each piece. An accompanist will be provided. You will not have to sight-read.
  • An up-to-date resume highlighting your musical background and any work experience, extra-curricular activities and/or leadership positions held.
  • Any instruments or props you may need to demonstrate special talents you possess which could be incorporated into a PMO show. For example, PMO has recently utilized guitar, bag pipes and magic tricks in shows.

Ready to schedule your audition? If so, please click here.


Purduettes

Auditions for the Purduettes take place in the spring and summer only. Students will be invited to be a part of this ensemble no later than June 30 and those who accept the invitation will begin their Purduette experience the week before classes begin in August. To learn more about this ensemble, please click here.

Prospective students are encouraged to visit a Purduettes rehearsal before auditioning. Those students auditioning in the spring are welcome to visit rehearsal the same day of their audition. Rehearsals are from 11:30am - 12:20pm (EST) during the school year in the basement of University Church located at 320 North Street near the Purdue Memorial Union.

Auditions begin at 12:30pm (EST). Please e-mail PMO receptionist Andrea Ridge in advance of your visit so she can let the director know you're coming.

Auditionees and their parents/guardians will receive an orientation to the program. Orientation lasts approximately 15 minutes and is followed by a question and answer session.

Following orientation, auditionees will undergo a wardrobe fitting and musical audition. Auditionees are encouraged to dress for success and asked to bring the following:

  • Sheet music in the correct key for two contrasting songs (ex/ an upbeat tune and a ballad). Each song should be memorized and you should plan on performing the best two minutes of each piece. An accompanist will be provided. You will not have to sight-read.
  • An up-to-date resume highlighting your musical background and any work experience, extra-curricular activities and/or leadership positions held.
  • Any instruments or props you may need to demonstrate special talents you possess which could be incorporated into a PMO show. For example, PMO has recently utilized guitar, bag pipes and magic tricks in shows.

Ready to schedule your audition? If so, please click here.


Purdue Bells

Auditions for the Purdue Bells take place in the spring and summer as well as at the PMO Callouts in August and January. Those who accept their invitation to be a part of this ensemble will begin their experience with the Purdue Bells immediately. To learn more about this ensemble, please click here.

Prospective students should make arrangements with Purdue Bells Director Rhonda Blacklock.

Prospective students are encouraged to visit a Purdue Bells rehearsal before auditioning. Rehearsals are Tuesdays & Thursdays during the school year from 1:30pm - 2:45pm (EST) in the basement of University Church located at 320 North Street near the Purdue Memorial Union. Please e-mail PMO receptionist Andrea Ridge in advance of your visit so she can let the director know you're coming.

Auditionees are encouraged to dress for success. You will be asked to sight-read during your audition. You do not need to bring any sheet music, as we will provide you with songs to play.

Ready to schedule your audition? If so, please make arrangements via e-mail with Purdue Bells Director Rhonda Blacklock.


University Choir

Auditions for University Choir take place in the spring and summer as well as at the PMO Callout in August. Those who accept their invitation to be a part of this ensemble will begin their experience with University Choir at the start of the fall semester. To learn more about this ensemble, please click here.

Prospective students are encouraged to visit a University Choir rehearsal before auditioning. Rehearsals are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the school year from 1:30pm - 2:20pm (EST) on the 2nd floor of University Church located at 320 North Street near the Purdue Memorial Union. Please e-mail PMO receptionist Andrea Ridge in advance of your visit so she can let the director know you're coming.

Summer auditionees and their parents/guardians will receive an orientation to the program. Orientation lasts approximately 15 minutes and is followed by a question and answer session.

Following orientation, auditionees will undergo a wardrobe fitting and musical audition. Auditionees are encouraged to dress for success and asked to bring the following:

  • Sheet music in the correct key for two contrasting songs (ex/ an upbeat tune and a ballad). Each song should be memorized and you should plan on performing the best two minutes of each piece. An accompanist will be provided. You will not have to sight-read.
  • An up-to-date resume highlighting your musical background and any work experience, extra-curricular activities and/or leadership positions held.
  • Any instruments or props you may need to demonstrate special talents you possess which could be incorporated into a PMO show. For example, PMO has recently utilized guitar, bag pipes and magic tricks in shows.

Questions? Please contact Jeff Vallier, University Choir Director.

Ready to schedule your audition? If so, please click here.


All Campus & Community Chorale

Those interested in the All Campus & Community Chorale (AC3) should attend the first rehearsal of the semester on January 17 2012, or attend the next PMO Callout. To learn more about this ensemble, please click here.

Prospective students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members and friends may participate in AC3 without an audition. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings during the school year from 7-9pm (EST) on the 2nd floor of University Church located at 320 North Street near the Purdue Memorial Union. Please e-mail PMO receptionist Andrea Ridge in advance of your visit so she can let the director know you're coming.

Questions? Please contact Sarah May, All Campus & Community Chorale Director.


Heart & Soul

Auditions for Heart & Soul take place in the spring and summer as well as at the PMO Callout in August. Those who accept their invitation to be a part of this ensemble will begin their experience with Heart & Soul at the start of the semester. To learn more about this ensemble, please click here.

Prospective students are encouraged to visit a Heart & Soul rehearsal before auditioning. Rehearsals are Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings during the school year from 10:30-11:20am (EST) on the 2nd floor of University Church located at 320 North Street near the Purdue Memorial Union. Please e-mail PMO receptionist Andrea Ridge in advance of your visit so she can let the director know you're coming.

Summer auditionees and their parents/guardians will receive an orientation to the program. Orientation lasts approximately 15 minutes and is followed by a question and answer session.

Following orientation, auditionees will undergo a wardrobe fitting and musical audition. Auditionees are encouraged to dress for success and asked to bring the following:

  • Sheet music in the correct key for two contrasting songs (ex/ an upbeat tune and a ballad). Each song should be memorized and you should plan on performing the best two minutes of each piece. An accompanist will be provided. You will not have to sight-read.
  • An up-to-date resume highlighting your musical background and any work experience, extra-curricular activities and/or leadership positions held.
  • Any instruments or props you may need to demonstrate special talents you possess which could be incorporated into a PMO show. For example, PMO has recently utilized guitar, bag pipes and magic tricks in shows.

Questions? Please contact Jermaine Hill, Heart & Soul Director.

Ready to schedule your audition? If so, please click here.


Instrumentalists

Most of PMO's ensembles offer opportunities for instrumentalists, especially for those who play drum set, piano or bass guitar. If you are an instrumentalist and are interested in playing for a PMO ensemble, please schedule an audition. You can also contact PMO receptionist Andrea Ridge to inquire about opportunities currently available for instrumentalists.

Auditions begin at 12:30pm (EST) at University Church, located at 320 North Street near the Purdue Memorial Union. Auditionees and their parents/guardians will receive an orientation to the program. Orientation lasts approximately 15 minutes and is followed by a question and answer session.

Following orientation, auditionees will undergo a wardrobe fitting and musical audition. Auditionees are encouraged to dress for success and asked to bring the following:

  • An up-to-date resume highlighting your musical background and any work experience, extra-curricular activities and/or leadership positions held.
  • Any instruments or props you may need to demonstrate special talents you possess which could be incorporated into a PMO show. For example, PMO has recently utilized guitar, bag pipes and magic tricks in shows.

Ready to schedule your audition? If so, please click here.

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