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Pop/Rock Ensemble

Music and Performing Arts Professions Ensembles

Achieve success in the genres of pop/rock music. An emphasis will be placed on individualized solo vocal performance through the study of style, communication, and collaboration. This ensemble will address microphone technique, active listening, appropriate stylization, and effective collaboration with a live band. Gain a greater understanding of the stylistic demands of various pop/rock genres and further refine their skills as storytellers, collaborators, and communicators.

Who Can Join:

Sophomores, juniors, seniors, masters, and doctoral level vocalists and instrumentalists are all eligible to audition. While majors and non-majors are encouraged to submit, priority is given to vocal performance students.

Credit:

This ensemble may be taken for 1 or 0 credit.

Vocal Audition Information: 

Please fill out the audition form by Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 5pm ET. Vocalists should prepare a song in the pop/rock style which may be chosen from any of the following genres: Motown, 70s Folk/Rock, Disco, 80s Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop/R&B, Country, Faerie, or Latin Pop. Singers are strongly encouraged to sing what they sing best. Be sure to provide a backing track for your selection(s). No a cappella performances, please. If you have a second or third contrasting selection, please feel free to include this material on the audition form.

If the audition panel needs more information, you may be scheduled for a live audition on Monday, August 29 at 3:30pm ET. Please email Dr. Moniz with any questions.

Instrumental Audition Information:

Please fill out the audition form by Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 5pm ET. Instrumentalists should offer a short sample of their playing in the pop/rock style. Guitarists should include both comping and solo capabilities. Selections may be chosen from any of the genres: Motown, 70s Folk/Rock, Disco, 80s Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop/R&B, Country, Faerie, or Latin Pop. Please email Dr. Moniz, with any questions.

Important: At this time, we only anticipate a need for a bassist for Fall 2022. We are, however, accepting submissions from guitarists and drummers in case the needs of the ensemble change between now and the start of the fall semester. Specific opportunities for Spring 2023 will be announced at the end of the fall semester. The information of all high-level candidates will be retained through the 22/23 academic year.

Rehearsal/Class Information:

This ensemble meets on Mondays from 2:00-4:00pm ET in Provincetown Playhouse. Attendance at all meetings is mandatory.

Performances and Concerts: 

TBD

Instructor:

Dr. Justin John Moniz

Contact Information:

justinjohnmoniz@nyu.edu

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