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


General Auditions for Under Milk Wood, by Dylan Thomas, and War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast, adapted by Joe Landry will be held by virtual submission, by Friday January 8, at 5pm. Under Milk Wood is being directed by Theater Department Chair Connie Canaday Howard, and War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast is being directed by Theater Professor Amelia Barrett. (Both productions will be rehearsed and performed completely virtually.) NOTE: You will be auditioning for both shows, when you submit your audition. Schedules for the projects will be created after seeing all the audition forms, so please be thorough in noting conflicts. You will need to attach a completed audition form, with your video audition.

1. Download the audition form below. Save file as “YourName-AuditionForm-Spring21.”

Audition Form

2. Choose a monologue from each show to memorize, read, and film. Please save your file as “YourName-Monologues-Spring21.”

Under Milkwood monologues

War of the Worlds monologues

3. Submit your application via Dropbox ( OR email to (subject line: Your Name – Spring ’21 Auditions) and be sure to attach audition form and monologue videos.

The shows are classes. If cast, you must register for Theater 1120 (or 1121). E-permits will be sent to registration, for you to register, following auditions.

Under Milk Wood streamed performance dates are Feb 25 – Mar 7, 2021.
War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast streamed performance dates are April 15 – 24, 2021.

Cast lists will be posted Monday, January 11 by 5P. Both productions will rehearsed, staged and recorded virtually. Come join us as we create these exciting, one of a kind, and fun productions!