UMass Boston


The UMass Boston Orchestra seeks new musicians

 Musicians, regardless of majors, invited to audition

Audition Date:  September 1, 2023

The UMass Boston Orchestra is comprised of musicians from throughout UMass Boston and the Greater Boston Community. Led by conductor Sommer Forrester, PhD, the Orchestra performs once a semester (Fall and Spring), featuring a range of diverse repertoire and programming.

New musicians are welcome! New students, faculty, staff are invited to submit an audition video by September 1, 11 p.m. Students will be required to register for MUSIC 106.

The fall 2023 concert is scheduled for Friday, November 17, performing works by Mozart, Vivaldi, and Dvorak.

Audition requirements:

Please submit a video with two contrasting excerpts that demonstrate your musicianship and technical abilities. Email (or share OneDrive file) to

Faculty or staff musicians interested in joining, please email


Audition – Theatre Arts – Ionesco’s Rhinoceros 

Open call for actors, all UMass Boston students, all majors, welcome

When the world has gone bat@8$* crazy, how do the sane survive? 

UMass Boston Theatre Arts announces an open call audition to join the cast of Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco, Translated by Derek Prouse, Directed by Robert Lublin. 

All UMass Boston students are invited to audition – students from all majors and all levels of theatre experience are welcome. First time auditioners are encouraged, and questions can be directed to 

For the audition, please prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue (comedy or drama), and come with an open mind. 

Sign up for an audition slot

About Rhinoceros: 

"The sublime is confused with the ridiculous in this savage commentary on the human condition, a staple of every theatre classroom and 20th century drama. A small town is besieged by one roaring citizen who becomes a rhinoceros and proceeds to trample on the social order. As more citizens are transformed into rhinoceroses, the trampling becomes overwhelming, and more and more citizens become rhinoceroses. One sane man, Berenger, remains, unable to change his form and identity." -- Concord Theatricals


Join the UMass Boston Choruses

Inviting new singers, all majors welcome

Date: September 5 or 6

Join fellow students with a love of singing in one of UMass Boston’s two choral groups. UMass Boston has two choruses, the Chamber Singers, and the University Chorus. The fall concert is scheduled for Friday, December 8, 2023.

The University Singers (MUSIC 101, 1 credit) is open to anyone, no audition required, and rehearses Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30-3:45 p.m. Singers can simply register for MUSIC 101. 

The Chamber Singers (MUSIC 102, 1 credit) is a smaller group of more experienced singers, audition required, rehearsing Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-2:15 p.m.

Set up an audition for Chamber Singers

or for more information, email Choral Director

Auditions will be held September 5 from 3-5pm, or September 6 from 12:30-2:30 p.m.