Auditions

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Auditions

We welcome you to perform with us. Each semester (fall, spring and summer) the college academic departments in Dance, Music and Theater offer classes you can enroll in to be part of the fun. See below for each department’s process and contact information.

Dance  |  Music  |  Theater

DANCE


COD students enrolled in a class perform in a showcase, featuring the imagination of student choreographers, as well as faculty and guest choreographers. For more information, contact Donna Douglas douglas@cod.edu or Jon Sloven slovenj@cod.edu

Spring Auditions

  • Student Choreography Auditions: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 7:30p
  • Dancer Auditions: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 7:30p

All auditions take place in PE Room 145

MUSIC


Find a musical community and experience the joy of performing in one of COD’s many ensembles. Musicians of all ages are welcome to join. Select ensembles require an audition to join and/or for placement.

Daytime Ensembles

Concert Choir: meets Mon/Wed/Fri 11-11:50a

  • First rehearsal: Monday, Jan. 25
  • Contact Director Lee R. Kesselman, kesselma@cod.edu
  • No audition required

Small Group Jazz: meets Tues/Wed/Thurs 12-1:20p

  • First rehearsal: Tuesday, Jan. 26
  • Contact Director Tom Tallman, tallman@cod.edu
  • Placement auditions as needed

Chamber Singers: meets Tues/Thurs at 11a-12:15p

  • First rehearsal: Tuesday, Jan. 26
  • Contact Director Lee R. Kesselman, kesselma@cod.edu
  • Audition required

Percussion Ensemble: meets Tuesday/Thursday at 2-3:15p

  • First rehearsal: Tuesday, Jan. 26
  • Contact Director Ben Wahlund, wahlundb@cod.edu
  • No audition required

Guitar Ensemble: meets Tuesday/Thursday at 2-3:15p

  • First rehearsal: Tuesday, Jan. 26
  • Contact Director Steve Ramsdell, ramsdell@cod.edu
  • No audition required

Evening Ensembles

Chamber Orchestra: meets Tuesday 7-9:50p

  • First rehearsal: Tuesday, Jan. 26
  • Contact Director Alison Gains, gainesa21@cod.edu
  • Placement audition necessary.

DuPage Chorale: meets Monday 7-9:50p

  • First rehearsal: Monday, Jan. 25
  • Contact Director Lee R. Kesselman, kesselma@cod.edu
  • No audition required
  • Fall repertoire – to be announced
  • Spring repertoire: Mozart Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Bernstein Chichester Psalms

DuPage Community Concert Band: meets Monday 7-9:50p

  • First rehearsal: Monday, Jan. 25
  • Contact Director Terry Redford, redford@cod.edu
  • Placement audition as needed

DuPage Community Jazz Ensembles: meets Wednesday 7-9:50p

  • First rehearsal: Wednesday, Jan. 27
  • Contact Director Tom Tallman, tallman@cod.edu
  • Placement auditions as needed

THEATER


Each semester (fall, spring and summer), the Theater Department stages two productions. Auditions are held at the beginning of each academic term. Call 630.942.3008 or email rakowa@cod.edu to be added to the audition email.

Summer Auditions

  • Saturday, April 23, noon – 3p*
  • Sunday, April 24, 6 – 9p*
  • Monday, April 25: 7 – 10p*

Location: College of DuPage Campus, McAninch Arts Center – Studio Theater
* Auditions may end early when all have been seen.

Summer Productions

  • July 7-17: Grease Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, Directed by Connie Canaday Howard, Musical Direction by Jeffrey Poindexter and Choreography by Kyle Donahue.
  • June 30- July 17: Moustache Tales, Directed by Amelia Barrett

Information about Auditions

  •          No experience necessary
  •          Auditions for tour show include improvisation
  •          Auditions for Grease include 16 bars prepared from a musical theater song and dance combination
  •          Callbacks will include cold readings for Grease
  •          If cast, you must register for Theater 2211. Permission to register for this class will take place following auditions

Fall Auditions: to be announced

Spring Auditions: to be announced