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Department of Music and Theatre

Audition Appointments by Wildcat Email

Welcome to California State University, Chico!

We are very excited to have you become part of our dynamic Department of Music and Theatre and wish you great success. 

The office is available by email. All information will be provided through email. Monitor your Wildcat email regularly and the FAQ's page

Any online information suggesting in-person events such as sign-ups or auditions will be virtual and announced in class and/or by email.

Choral Auditions

Acappella Choir 
There will be no auditions for Acapella Choir for the Fall 2020 semester. You may enroll in Acappella Choir MUSC 411A without a permission number. You should attend the first meeting of the class via zoom on Monday, August 24th at 1:00pm. A Zoom invitation will be sent out to any students registered on Sunday, August 23rd. Contact Dr. David Scholz if you have any questions.

Chamber Singers
Contact Dr. David Scholz directly to arrange an audition time.

Vocal Studio Instruction
In lieu of sign up sheets, any scheduling and auditions will be online. Contact Dara Scholz and/or Linda Snodgrass to arrange an audition time and for specific information regarding studio voice audition requirements.  
Band

Wind Ensemble
In lieu of sign up sheets, any scheduling and auditions will be online. Contact Chris Navarette to schedule an audition time. If you are interested in taking studio instruction on a wind or brass instrument or on percussion please note that your audition for Wind Ensemble will also count as your studio audition.

Concert Band
There is no audition required for Concert Band, which meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30pm - 1:45pm with Chris Navarette.

Jazz XPress
In lieu of sign up sheets, any scheduling and auditions for Jazz XPress will be online. Contact Rocky Winslow to schedule an audition time.

Jazz II
There is no audition required for Jazz II, which meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm with Rocky Winslow.

Instrumental Studio Instruction

In lieu of sign up sheets, any scheduling and auditions will be online. If you are interested in taking studio instruction (MUSC 110 or 310), you should contact the instructor in the instrument of your choice directly. Choose from the list of instructors below.

Clarinet: contact Ryan Heimlich

Flute, Bassoon: contact Barbara D’Augelli

Guitar: contact Tobin Roye

Piano: contact Dr. Natalya Shkoda

Percussion: contact Dan Kinkle

Saxophone, String Bass, Electric Bass: contact Greg D’Augelli

Trumpet: contact Ayako Nakamura 

Trombone, Tuba, French Horn: contact Lloyd Roby 

Violin, Cello: contact Dr David Scholz

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Academic Advising

Advising is critically important to your college career.  Our department has mandatory advising for all music majors. Mandatory advising helps us make your academic career a successful one by guiding you through your Major Plan each semester.

Here’s how it works: each semester we do group advising, by your Option. This advising session takes place three weeks prior to the opening of the next semester’s registration. Any student that doesn’t receive advising will have a hold placed on their record and you will not be able to register for classes. To lift the hold you will need to meet with your advisor.