AUDITIONS

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT HAS AUDITIONED

RESULTS WILL BE EMAILED ON SUNDAY 3RD OCTOBER

Hello, and thank you for showing interest in auditioning to join our society this year. All the details of how to audition, where to go, and what to audition for are below, but if you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact Bibi, the society secretary who can help you out

 At luums.secretary@gmail.com !

WHERE 

Auditions will be held via Video submission this year.

 

You will be required to submit a video of:

-2 contrasting (unaccompanied) pieces (2 mins each)

-A short dialogue about your musical experience on your instrument

The video should be max 6 mins long.

External microphones are NOT allowed to be used, as this is an unfair advantage. However, if you do not have a functioning recording system on your recording device and need to use an external device then you must request special permission from us. If you have no means at all of recording yourself, please contact luums.secretary@gmail.com and we will find a creative solution.

ENSEMBLES

There are 4 auditioned ensembles; Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and Chamber Choir. The requirements for all of these ensembles are the same. 

We are currently working out how percussion will audition, and hope to find a solution with the School of Music – it may be that percussion might have to audition later than everyone else – but we will find a fairway. 

If you are a percussionist wanting to audition, please email Bibi luums.secretary@gmail.com to register your interest as we're trying to get a gauge on numbers. 

INFO

LUUMS 20/21 Auditions are now OPEN! Auditions for Chamber Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and Symphonic Wind Orchestra will be happening via video!

1. Please prepare 2 extracts of unaccompanied contrasting pieces, each roughly two minutes long, and be prepared to talk about your musical experience on your instrument (please keep the whole video to a maximum of 6 minutes) in a recorded video.

2. Please also complete the google form here. No external microphones are allowed to be used, as this is an unfair advantage. However, if you do not have a functioning recording system on your recording device and need to use an external device then you must request special permission from us.

 

If you have no means at all of recording yourself, please contact luums.secretary@gmail.com and we will find a creative solution.

We will publish information about auditions for percussionists as soon as possible once we have found a creative solution, as the instruments that would normally be available to use are currently not, due to COVID measures. If you are auditioning on 2 or more instruments, please send in a separate video for each instrument.

The deadline has been extended to SATURDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 7PM. 

-CHAMBER CHOIR please email your video to luums.c.choir@gmail.com and luums.secretary@gmail.com

-SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA please email your video to luums.symphony@gmail.com and luums.secretary@gmail.com

-CHAMBER ORCHESTRA please email your video to Luums.chamber@gmail.com and luums.secretary@gmail.com

-SYMPHONIC WIND ORCHESTRA please email your video to swo.luums@gmail.com and luums.secretary@gmail.com

** Please note that we strongly recommend using Wetransfer to send your files as they may be too large to attach to an

email.

ENSEMBLES ON OFFER

 STRINGS

We offer 3 different ensembles you can be part of:

  1. Symphony Orchestra - a large auditioned ensemble https://www.luums.org/symphony-orchestra

  2. Chamber Orchestra - a smaller auditioned ensemble https://www.luums.org/chamber-orchestra

  3. Sinfonia - a large unauditioned ensemble https://www.luums.org/sinfonia

 

 WOODWIND

We offer 5 different ensembles you can be part of:

  1. Symphonic Wind Orchestra - a large auditioned ensemble  https://www.luums.org/symphonic-wind-orchestra

  2. Concert Band - unauditioned ensemble  https://www.luums.org/concert-band

  3. Symphony Orchestra - a large auditioned ensemble https://www.luums.org/symphony-orchestra

  4. Chamber Orchestra - a smaller auditioned ensemble https://www.luums.org/chamber-orchestra

  5. Sinfonia - a large unauditioned ensemble (https://www.luums.org/sinfonia

 

 BRASS

We offer 6 different ensembles you can be part of:

  1. Symphonic Wind Orchestra - a large auditioned ensemble https://www.luums.org/symphonic-wind-orchestra

  2. Concert Band - a large unauditioned ensemble https://www.luums.org/concert-band

  3. Brass Band - a smaller unauditioned ensemble  https://www.luums.org/brass-band

  4. Symphony Orchestra - a large auditioned ensemble https://www.luums.org/symphony-orchestra

  5. Chamber Orchestra - a smaller auditioned ensemble https://www.luums.org/chamber-orchestra

  6. Sinfonia - a large unauditioned ensemble https://www.luums.org/sinfonia

 

 PERCUSSION

We offer 6 different ensembles you can be part of:

  1. Symphonic Wind Orchestra - a large auditioned ensemble https://www.luums.org/symphonic-wind-orchestra

  2. Concert Band - a large unauditioned ensemble https://www.luums.org/concert-band

  3. Brass Band - a smaller unauditioned ensemble  https://www.luums.org/brass-band

  4. Symphony Orchestra - a large auditioned ensemble https://www.luums.org/symphony-orchestra

  5. Chamber Orchestra - a smaller auditioned ensemble https://www.luums.org/chamber-orchestra

  6. Sinfonia - a large unauditioned ensemble https://www.luums.org/sinfonia

 

 SINGERS

We offer 3 different ensembles you can be part of:

  1. Chamber Choir - a large auditioned ensemble https://www.luums.org/chamber-choir

  2. Symphonic Choir - a large unauditioned ensemble (large choral works)  https://www.luums.org/symphonic-choir

  3. Chorus - a large unauditioned ensemble (popular music)  https://www.luums.org/chorus

 

 COMPOSERS

We offer 1 ensemble that you can be part of:

  1. Composers Collective - a small group of composers collaborating and discussing ideas https://www.luums.org/composers-ensemble

Where to find more info

LUUMS Facebook page: search ‘Leeds University Union Music Society (LUUMS)’ to join

Leeds Uni Union website:

https://www.luu.org.uk/music-luums/ 

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FAQ's

Q. Can I audition for more than one ensemble?

A. Yes you can! Simply sign up for one audition per instrument per ensemble - you can audition for more than one instrument per ensemble too if you like. 

Q. When do I pay my membership fee? 

A. You will have one month to pay this online. 

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