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Caltech Performing and Visual Arts Instrumental Music Auditions 2020-2021

Chamber Music

Jazz Band


Wind Orchestra

Welcome to Caltech Performing and Visual Arts!  While we prefer a live audition in which we can get to know you better, all auditions will be held virtually at this time. Please know that auditions are very friendly and low-stressTo audition, please complete the following:

1. Send two short, contrasting selections that represent the level of your playing to by Friday, September 25.  You can send something that you have recorded recently, or just make a simple video recording on your phone.  Don't hesitate to sign up for a meet and greet time if you do not have anything prepared, or don't yet have an instrument.  If you haven't played your instrument in some time, please come and meet us anyway.  We will be happy to discuss your options at Caltech and assist you in any way that we can.

2. Complete and return the Audition Form to

3. Please add your name to the time slot that works best for our Meet and Greet.

Please note that Chamber Music is primarily for students.  Interested staff/faculty/community, please contact Maia Jasper White at

Also here is a note from Jazz Director Barb Catlin Regarding Jazz Band/Jazz Improv:  

In normal times, the Caltech Jazz Band is audition only, but while we are doing remote learning, the class is open to anyone interested in jazz. There is a separate jazz improv class that is open to everyone, at every level of experience (or no experience!) in jazz. These classes will be combined until we go back to face-to-face classes. For now, anyone who would like to learn about improvisation, jazz theory, composition & arranging is encouraged to enroll. I would still like to see a video of you playing so I know what to expect as far as ability level in the class. Please contact me directly with questions or pop into our Zoom meet & greet! 

If you have questions, please contact Maia Jasper White (Chamber Music) at, Glenn Price (Wind Orchestra and Orchestra) at or Barb Catlin (Jazz Band) at

We look forward to seeing you!

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