Complete the form below to register for an upcoming Walsh University Chorale and/or Band audition. Auditions will be held in Walsh's Birk Center for the Arts. Each audition lasts approximately 15 minutes.*

*Please Note: If you are auditioning as a Music major, there will be an additional 10 minute interview along with the traditional 15 minute audition. All prospective Music majors are required to prepare a piece that is suitable for solo and ensemble competitions.

Upcoming Band and Chorale 2023–24 Audition Dates

  • November 18, 2023
  • January 27, 2024
  • February 10, 2024
  • March 23, 2024

Chorale Audition Requirements

  • Sight-singing
  • Basic vocal scales 
  • Preparation of a song such as My Country Tis of Thee or Amazing Grace

Band Audition Requirements

  • Sight-reading
  • Basic scales and/or rudiments
  • Preparation of high school marching band or concert band music

Twirler and Majorette Auditions, March 24, 2024

Feature Twirler Requirements

Candidates will perform their 2–3 minute original routine to music and must score higher than candidates choosing to only audition for the Walsh University Majorette Line. Candidates auditioning for this position may be placed on the Majorette Line should they not be chosen as Feature Twirler.

The following techniques are recommended for a Feature Twirler audition:

  • High toss with tumbling - walkover, front roll, etc
  • 3-4 spins with a variety of catches
  • 2-3 spin horizontal
  • One Spin - outside illusion or double
  • Continuous rolls (back neck rolls, elbows, elbow pops, fujimis)
  • Fishtails - can add a turn or reverse
  • Any high-toss leap combination of your choice
  • Strong 1 baton skills
  • Strong 2 baton skills
  • Strong 3-4 baton skills
  • Dance technique/flexibility
  • Showmanship
  • Novelty Baton(s) optional

Majorette Line Requirements

Candidates will perform their 2–3 minute original routine to music.

The following techniques are recommended for a Majorette audition:

  • 1-2 spins with a variety of catches
  • 1-2 spin horizontal
  • Illusion - can add high toss
  • At least 2 elbow rolls
  • Fishtails
  • Any high-toss leap combination of your choice
  • Strong 1 baton skills
  • Strong 2 baton skills
  • Dance technique/flexibility
  • Showmanship
  • Novelty baton(s) optional

If you have any questions about band and chorale or auditions, please contact Band & Choir Admissions Counselor Hailey Galbreath at hgalbreath@walsh.edu.