Audition Dates

Students interested in participating in any ensemble are required to attend an audition day or arrange an individual audition appointment with Director of Performing Arts Programs Michael Zaremba. We highly encourage you to bring friends with and come with your parent or guardian.

Upcoming Audition and Performance Dates

October 19, 2013 - Play With The Band Day! & Audition Day - 9 a.m. 
November 16, 2013 - Audition Day - 11 a.m.
December 14, 2013 - Winter Performing Arts Showcase - TBA
March 8, 2014 - Audition Day - 11 a.m.
April 12, 2014 - Audition Day - 11 a.m.
April 19, 2014 - Spring Performing Arts Showcase - TBA
May 17, 2014 - Audition Day - 11 a.m.

All auditions will take place at the Chicago campus

To RSVP to an audition date email or call 312.935.4147 (please leave a message with name and phone number)

During your audition day you will have the chance to:

  • Meet Performing Arts Staff Members
  • Meet with current RMU Performing Arts Students
  • Audition for entry to the ensemble of your choice
  • Take a tour of the RMU Chicago Campus and the dorms
  • Learn the steps of how to complete your application and financial aid


What to Prepare for Your Audition

The guidelines below are for players with experience in performing arts. Beginning players with no prior experience are welcome and must still attend an audition day.

Marching Band (Wind and Brass):

You must bring an instrument to your audition. Rental instruments are not provided for audition.

Please be prepared to play:

  • 3 scales of your choice and the RMU Fight Song
  • Be prepared to sight-read

Color Guard:

Please come prepared for physical activity. Wear dance pants or athletic shorts, a black shirt and athletic shoes with socks. Please make sure your hair is pulled back. You do not need to bring a flag, rifle or sabre – these will be provided for you. Performing Arts Staff and current Guard Sergeants will work fundamentals with you. You may demonstrate a routine/drill if you choose to do so.

Drum Line:

We recommend bringing music you are currently working on with your high school or private lessons instructor. The drum line instructor may ask for sight-reading.

Jazz Ensemble:

  • Be prepared to perform a piece you are currently working on with your high school jazz ensemble or private lessons teacher
  • The Jazz instructor may ask you to solo over rhythm section accompaniment.
  • Be prepared to sight-read


  • Vocalist should be prepared to demonstrate a piece they are currently working in high school or with their private lessons instructor
  • The vocal instructor may ask you to sing as part of a small ensemble
  • Be prepared to sight-read

Robert Morris University offers scholarship awards based on financial need, academic achievement, and talent. Your financial aid advisor will explain the eligibility and criteria for all scholarships and grants. These awards may be used toward tuition and fees at Robert Morris University. Qualified students may receive scholarships up to $2,000 per quarter toward a Bachelor’s Degree. Students must complete an admissions application, Robert Morris University financial aid forms, and be enrolled full-time to qualify for scholarships. All grants and scholarships are limited.


Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456). Robert Morris serves over 7000 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.