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TRR Auditions

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

We want YOU!

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Three Rivers Ringers auditions musicians for all positions every 2 years. The next audition date is Saturday, July 27, 2024. See below for an application form that must be completed if you wish to audition.

Audition Structure

  • Technical exercises intended to gauge rhythmic accuracy and technical proficiency
  • An informational interview with the directors of the ensemble
  • Prepared group piece: Auditionees are asked to prepare in advance for 2 separate positions for Thundersnow (click to purchase from Jeffers), by Elizabeth Peters.
  • Sightreading in a group setting at several different positions

Auditionees are responsible for providing their own sheet music (for the prepared piece), pencil, gloves, and music folder.  All auditionees are expected to have the prepared piece at performance level.

Three Rivers Ringers rehearses at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church and performs on a variety of handbell instruments, including 7 octaves of Schulmerich handbells, 6 octaves of Schulmerich & Malmark handchimes, 2 octaves of Schulmerich Silver Melody Bells and 3 octaves of Whitechapel handbells. Rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings from 6:00-9:00 pm with other rehearsals scheduled as needed based upon the ensemble’s performance schedule. Three Rivers Ringers repertoire covers a wide range of musical styles and genres, including original compositions written for the ensemble. The budget for the Three Rivers Ringers is primarily supported through financial contributions from the general public, the Board of Directors, and the Ringers themselves. Ringers selected for the ensemble are asked to make a suggested contribution towards the budget for the season. Auditionees must confirm and reserve availability for all concert “hold” dates for the coming year. All dates that must be held are listed on the Audition Application. Please note that Three Rivers Ringers only accepts musicians age 18 or older.

To audition for the Three Rivers Ringers, please download one of the Audition Applications below and email Linda Boice, Artistic Director (artisticdirector@threeriversringers.org).

2024-2025 Audition Application (DOCX version)
2024-2025 Audition Application (PDF version)

The deadline to submit the audition application is July 14, 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Boice, Interim Artistic Director (artisticdirector@threeriversringers.org).


July 27
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Three Rivers Ringers


Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church
3319 W. Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15216 United States
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