Large Ensemble Placement Auditions
Placement audition information for Peabody’s large instrumental and choral ensembles, including PDF files containing the required orchestral excerpts, and assigned audition dates and times for all students with a large ensemble obligation, will be posted on these pages over the course of the summer as that information becomes available. These required placement auditions take place during the week before classes begin, and determine which large ensemble each student is assigned to for the duration of the academic year.
Each instrumental group is heard together on one day, with the exception of violins whose numbers require that they be heard over the course of two successive days. It is crucial that each student be heard according to the schedule along with the other members of their instrumental group in order for the panel to make a fair and accurate assessment of their playing, and how they compare with their instrumental peers. Therefore, late auditions are only permitted under the most extraordinary circumstances, and can adversely affect a student’s ensemble placement. Students should not make travel plans which will cause them to miss their assigned audition time.
For detailed information please see the following pages: