Audition for the acclaimed Oakton Six Piano Ensemble

Spring 2022 Oakton Piano Ensemble members (L-R): Beatriz Levi, Jacob Levin, Conductor Glenna Sprague, Monika Miodragovic and Jason Nelson

Des Plaines, Ill. (Sept. 8, 2022) – Pianists throughout the area can demonstrate their musical talent by auditioning to be a part of the internationally acclaimed Oakton Six Piano Ensemble.

Founded and directed by Glenna Sprague, professor/coordinator of music at Oakton, the Ensemble performs a repertoire from the classical, ragtime, jazz, and popular periods transcribed for multiple pianos. Performing with a conductor, the rich layered sound of the Six Piano Ensemble is comparable to that of an orchestra, with each member playing a different part of a composition as the melody transfers from pianist to pianist. Critics hail the Oakton Six Piano Ensemble as extraordinary, innovative, and technically superb.

Audition information
Auditions for this internationally acclaimed touring group will take place:

Tuesday, Sept. 20
Wednesday, Sept. 21
Thursday, Sept. 22
Oakton Community College
1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, 60018
Virtual auditions are also available.

To schedule an appointment or to inquire about alternative audition dates, contact Glenna Sprague at gsprague@oakton.edu or 847-635-1905.

The Six Piano ensemble will perform a multi-date live concert in April 2023 at the Footlik Theater on Oakton's Des Plaines campus. Following a two-year live performance hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the group triumphantly returned in Spring 2022, delighting sold-out crowds with their musical mastery.

Additionally, the Oakton Six Piano Ensemble has performed internationally and nationally, including at the World Conference of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow; International Conference of the College Music Society in Vienna, Austria; Hawaii Music Teachers Association in Honolulu; Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) National Conferences in Atlanta and Spokane; Steinway of Chicago Community Concert Series, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Navy Pier, and Civic Opera House in Chicago.