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

Choreography Auditions: Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Dancer Placement: Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Choreography Auditions: Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.
Dancer Placement: Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 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 Deborah Zelman,
  • 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,
  • No audition required
  • Fall repertoire: to be announced
  • Spring repertoire: to be announced

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

  • Contact Director Terry Redford,
  • Placement audition as needed

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

  • Contact Director Deborah Zelman,
  • Placement auditions as needed


No experience is necessary for auditioning! 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 to be added to the audition email.

  • Auditions include cold readings from the script, monologues optional.
  • Scripts are on reserve under “Auditions” at the COD Library, if you want to prepare.
  • Auditions may end early when all have been seen.
  • The shows are classes. If cast, you must register for Theater 2211. Permission to register for this class will take place following auditions.

Fall Auditions Dates
Thursday, Aug. 22, 7-10 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 23, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 24, noon to 3 pm (Callbacks, if necessary)
Location: Playhouse Theatre

Fall Productions:

  • The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe, directed by Amelia Barrett (Oct. 3-20)
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare, directed by Connie Canaday Howard (Nov. 14-24)

Spring Auditions Dates
Friday, Jan. 10, 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 11, 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 12, noon to 3 pm (Callbacks, if necessary)
Location: Studio Theatre

Spring Productions:

  • Scenes from an Execution by Howard Barker, directed by Amelia Barrett (Feb. 27-March 15)
  • Clue: On Stage based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, directed by Connie Canaday Howard (April 2-12)

Summer 2020 Auditions Dates
Friday, April 24, 7-10 p.m.
Saturday, April 25, 1-4 p.m.
Sunday, April 26, 7-10 p.m. (Callbacks, if necessary)
Location: MAC Room 188
Productions to be announced