Auditions

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

Fall
Choreography Auditions: Tuesday, Aug. 28, 7:30p
Dancer Placement: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 7:30p

Spring
Choreography Auditions: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 730p
Dancer Placement: Tuesday, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 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

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

  • Contact Director Tom Tallman, tallman@cod.edu
  • Placement auditions as needed

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

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

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

Evening Ensembles

Chamber Orchestra: meets Tuesday 7-9:50p

DuPage Chorale: meets Monday 7-9:50p

  • 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

  • Contact Director Terry Redford, redford@cod.edu
  • Placement audition as needed

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

  • 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.

General Auditions for Can You See Me? (created from improvisation and touring the area) and Godspell, will be held FRIDAY, APRIL 26 at 7p (and go no later than 10p, though will end when all in attendance have been seen) and SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1p (and go no later than 4p, though will end when all in attendance have been seen) beginning in the MAC, Studio Theatre. Can You See Me? is being directed by Professor of Theatre Amelia Barrett, and Godspell is being directed by Director of Theatre Connie Canaday Howard, Music Direction by Jeffrey Poindexter and Choreography by Kyle Donahue.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

  • Auditions for tour show include improvisation
  • Auditions for Godspell include 16 bars prepared from a musical theater song, and you’ll learn a dance combination
  • Callbacks will be Saturday, April 28 beginning at 7p.
  • The shows are classes. If cast, you must register for Theater 2211. Permission to register for this class will take place following auditions.
  • Planned posting for cast lists is noon on Monday, April 29.

Can You See Me? will play at variable times (as it tours the district) from June 20 – July 14. Godspell opens July 5 and closes July 14 as part of College Theatre’s productions; there are two shows on both Sunday performance days.

Summer Auditions:
– Friday, April 26, 7 – 10p
– Saturday, April 27, 1 – 3p

Callbacks (if necessary)
 Sunday, April 28, 7 – 10p