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Audition Information Spring 2024

Auditions for the performing groups are held in the first and second week of each semester term (after orientation week). All students who have experience in their chosen ensemble are welcome to audition.

Students DO NOT register for the module until AFTER they have passed the audition.

Once you have submitted your audition form (UCD Choral Scholars), you will be contacted by the module co-ordinator with your audition time. For specific requirements please see the individual ensemble.

Philharmonic Choir

Rehearsal Time: Tuesdays at 18:00 – rehearsals recommence on Tuesday, 23rd January.

Auditions for Spring term will take place in January. We offer the option of video submission or live audition.

  1. Live auditions will take place on Friday, 26th of January between 12-2pm. Please email amy.ryan@ucd.ie to request an audition slot.
  2. Submission deadline for video auditions: Friday, 26th January at 5pm.
Audition Instructions

Audition videos should contain three elements:

  1. Range test
  2. Prepared sight-singing
  3. Unaccompanied performance of a short song/excerpt of a song of your choice, no longer than one minute.

This video will lead you through the audition process: we recommend that you listen to it as you record your video.

Once you have recorded your video, upload it to Youtube, ensure it is unlisted, and then complete the application form adding the link to your video where prompted.

Deadline: Friday, 26th January at 5pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

For information on the Philharmonic Choir module please email the Philharmonic Choir Director Ms. Amy Ryan (amy.ryan@ucd.ie) or the School office music@ucd.ie.

Symphony Orchestra

  • Rehearsal Time: Mondays at 18:30.
  • Audition Dates: First two weeks of the start of term. Dates to be announced on Facebook.
  • For information on joining, email orchestra@ucd.ie.
  • More details can be found on the UCD Symphony Orchestra website.

Choral Scholars

Auditions take place in September only. The following is for information purposes only. 

Gamelan Orchestra

  • Rehearsal Times: Wednesdays at 17:00.
  • No audition required.
  • For information on joining, email gamelan@ucd.ie

UCD School of Music

Newman Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 8178 | E: music@ucd.ie