Music Department

Music Auditions

Chamber Orchestra

Auditions by appointment during the first week of classes, Fall semester

Chamber Orchestra Sign-Up Form
Deadline to sign up: 6 pm on Thursday of the first week of classes

Rehearsal Schedule: Mondays and Thursdays, 4:15-6:00 pm

Informational meeting: first Thursday of each semester, 4:15 p.m., Reves Recital Hall

Contact: Professor Charlotte Crosmer
Trieschmann Building
crosmer@hendrix.edu

For more information, visit the Chamber Orchestra webpage

Chamber Ensembles

Chamber Ensembles are formed based on student interest each semester. Sign up using the form at the link below, and Dr. Renshaw will be in touch by the second week of classes with your Chamber Ensemble placement. Please know that, sometimes, it is not possible to place everyone who signs up into a Chamber Ensemble.

Chamber Ensemble Sign-Up Form
Deadline to sign up: 6 pm on Thursday of the first week of classes

Rehearsal Schedule: typically 1 hour per week, at a time that works for everyone in the ensemble as well as the faculty ensemble coach

Contact: Dr. Gretchen Renshaw James
Creative Quad 104
renshaw@hendrix.edu

Choir

Auditions by appointment during the first week of classes, Fall and Spring semesters

Choir Sign-Up Form
Deadline to sign up: 6 pm on Thursday of the first week of classes

Rehearsal Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:15-6:00 pm

Informational meeting:
first Thursday of each semester, 4:15 p.m., Staples Auditorium

Contact: Dr. Andrew Morgan
Creative Quad 112
morgana@hendrix.edu

Jazz Band

No audition required

Jazz Band Sign-Up Form
Deadline to sign up: 6 pm on Thursday of the first week of classes

Rehearsal schedule:
one 90-minute rehearsal per week

Contact: Dr. Barry McVinney
mcvinney@hendrix.edu

Wind Ensemble

Auditions by appointment during the first week of classes, Fall and Spring semesters

Wind Ensemble Sign-Up Form
Deadline to sign up: 6 pm on Thursday of the first week of classes

Informational meeting: first Wednesday of each semester, 4:15 p.m., Staples Auditorium

Rehearsal Schedule:
Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:15-6:00 pm

Contact: Dr. Gretchen Renshaw James
Creative Quad 104
renshaw@hendrix.edu

For more information, visit the Wind Ensemble webpage

Private Lessons

Private vocal and instrumental lessons are available to all students for the following fees: $150 per semester for half hour lessons weekly; $300 per semester for hour lessons weekly (by audition). Lesson fees are waived for students who have been awarded music scholarships or lesson fee waivers.

To enroll in private lessons, please fill out the following form by 6 pm on Thursday of the first week of classes.

Private Lesson Sign-Up Form

For additional information or questions, please contact the appropriate person below:

Organ Lessons
Contact: Dr. Andrew Morgan

Piano Lessons
Contact: Dr. John Krebs

String Lessons
Contact: Dr. Andrew Morgan

Voice Lessons
Contact: Dr. Andrew Morgan

Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Lessons
Contact: Dr. Gretchen Renshaw James