Ensembles & Audition Opportunities

UMD Symphony Orchestra

See below for opportunities to perform with the UMD School of Music and the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies!

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

The UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies holds theatre and dance auditions throughout the year for Mainstage and Second Season shows. Visit their website for the latest audition information.

UMD School of Music

Visit the School of Music's website for audition information.

The Repertoire Orchestra

Bonnie Alger, Tiffany Lu and Anthony Rivera, music directors
Rehearsals: Monday and Wednesday, 3-5PM

The Repertoire Orchestra is an all-campus orchestra open to music majors, non-music majors, UMD faculty and staff, and members of the University of Maryland community. The orchestra plays a wide variety of projects, collaborations and repertoire.

University Chorale

Rachel Carlson & Kieun Steve Kim, conductors
Rehearsals: Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30-6PM

An auditioned ensemble of 60 voices, the University Chorale is comprised of music majors and students from other disciplines across the campus.

UMD Men's Chorus

Greg Craff, conductor
Rehearsals: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Noon-12:50PM

A choral ensemble that spans many genres from chant and classical music to pop and barbershop.

UMD Women's Chorus

Dr. Kenneth Elpus, conductor
Rehearsals: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Noon-12:50PM

A choral ensemble that includes students from diverse fields of study. The Women's Chorus' repertoire spans all styles from classical to contemporary.

The University of Maryland Marching Band

Eli Osterloh, interim director
Rehearsals: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3-5PM, plus others as needed during the fall semester

Also known as the "Mighty Sound of Maryland," the UMD Marching Band brings together more than 250 members from across teh campus and performs at all Terrapin home football games.

The University of Maryland Pep Band

Eli Osterloh, interim director

Open to members of the UMD Marching Band, the Pep Band performs at all men's Terrapin basketball games.

The University Band

Eli Osterloh, coordinator
Rehearsals: Wednesday, 7:30-9:30PM

University Band is an all-campus band comprising of students from all majors as well as university faculty and staff.

Non-Western Ensembles (Korean Percussion; Japanese Koto; Balinese Gamelan)

Professor Lawrence Witzleben, coordinator

The UMD Musicology and Ethnomusicology Divisions sponsor three diverse world music ensembles: Korean Percussion (traditional p'ungmul and contemporary Samul Nori), Japanese Koto (string ensemble with koto and shakuhachi) and Balinese Gamelan (metallophone ensemble of gong kebyar style instruments).