Contemporary Music

Contemporary Music

A CREATIVE COMMUNITY OF MUSICIANS: JOIN US AT SFUAD, FOR EXPLORATION, COLLABORATION, AND EXCELLENCE.

You’ll be performing, composing, recording, and producing during your years as a music student – and your entire perspective on what makes up contemporary music, our contemporary music, will grow.Classical, jazz, rock, experimental, global cultures, they’re all included. Where do you fit into that equation? How is your world shaped by you and your music?

Then, take your music a step further: learn audio art and production to make yourself a real force in the marketplace. Our faculty of practicing artists helps prepare you for a career as a performer, composer and songwriter, producer, recording engineer and audio production designer, musical entrepreneur and business person, teacher, community organizer, arts advocate, or whatever combination of passions defines “music professional” for you.

NEWS FROM THE CMP (August 2016)

CMP VOICE AUDITIONS FOR FALL 2016 ENSEMBLE PLACEMENT

Date: Friday, 26 August

Time: 1pm - 5pm

Where: BEN151 – The O’Shaughnessy Performance Space

ENSEMBLES INCLUDE

University Chorus

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Acoustic Americana

Balkan Mideast Ensemble

Funk and R&B Ensemble

Rock Combos

These auditions are open to all SFUAD students (non-CMP majors are welcome to participate). All CMP vocal students of freshman, sophomore and junior standing must audition. Students will be placed in ensembles after this audition based on their prioritized choices and CMP needs.

Vocal Audition Criteria: Students should prepare a short song that demonstrates their highest skill level. They may sing without accompaniment, or with a prerecorded performance track. A playback system, microphone and stand will be provided. In addition to the prepared piece, students will be given a short excerpt to sight-read and should demonstrate the ability to sing a major scale and one of the three traditional forms of the minor scale. Each audition should last no longer than five (5) minutes. No exceptions will be made.

CMP INSTRUMENTAL AUDITIONS

FOR FALL 2016 ENSEMBLE PLACEMENT

Date: Saturday, 27 August

Time: 10AM -2PM

Where: BEN151 – The O’Shaughnessy Performance Space

BEN 147 – The World Music Rehearsal Studio

ENSEMBLES INCLUDE

Collegium XXI (Student Chamber Ensemble)

Vocal Jazz Ensemble (rhythm section)

Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble

Advanced African Drums

Acoustic Americana

Balkan/Mideast Ensemble

Funk and R&B Ensemble

Rock Combos

PLEASE NOTE THAT NON-MUSIC MAJORS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO AUDITION FOR THE FOLLOWING ENSEMBLES-

Beginning African Drum Ensemble

Gamelan Ensemble

These auditions are open to all SFUAD students (non-CMP majors are welcome to participate). All CMP Instrumental students of freshman, sophomore and junior standing must audition. Students will be placed in ensembles after this audition based on their prioritized choices and CMP needs.

Instrumental Audition Criteria: Students should prepare a short selection that demonstrates their highest skill level. Time limit should be three (3) minutes or less. They can perform solo or with a prerecorded performance track. A playback system, microphone and stand, amps, drum set, piano and other traditional instruments can be provided if needed. In addition to the prepared piece, students will be given a short excerpt to sight-read and should demonstrate the ability to play a major scale and one of the three traditional forms of the minor scale. Each audition should last no longer than five (5) minutes. No exceptions will be made.

Audition Sign-Up Sheets For All Auditions Will be posted in the atrium of Benildus Hall as of Wednesday, August 10th. If you are away from campus you may request an audition time be “written in” for you via email – horace.young@santafeuniversity.edu When requesting by email, please indicate your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice for a time slot.

All groupings will be posted by Sunday evening, Aug 28th at 7pm.