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


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

Choreography Auditions: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Dancer Placement: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.

All auditions take place in PE Room 145


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


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 22, 12-3 p.m.
Sunday, April 23, 6-9 p.m.
Monday, April 24, 7-10 p.m. (Callbacks, if necessary)

Summer Productions
Pippen and A Play on Words – which is an improvisational show touring in the community.
• No experience necessary.
• Auditions include improvisation for the tour show, 16 bars prepared from a musical theater song, dance combination and cold readings for Pippen.
• Auditions may end early when all have been seen.
• If cast, you must register for Theater 2211. Permission to register for this class will take pace following auditions.

Note: Auditions begin at the time listed, but end when all have been seen.