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The Tamburitzans are a performance ensemble who travel the country to sing, dance and play for audiences from Maine to Montana.  See the world and earn up to $10,000 in scholarship annually to a Pittsburgh-based college or university by auditioning for next year’s ensemble.

The Best Way to Get An Education

We call it the Tamburitzan Experience - because it's not just a scholarship program worth thousands, or the chance to perform under the lights, or a place to grow as an artist and a person - it's all of those things put together.

Our students come from all walks of life. Musicians, dancers, singers, and musical theatre majors converge to create one of the most entertaining ensembles in the United States. Cast members attend a Pittsburgh based college or university Monday thru Friday, finishing up just in time for rehearsal Friday night. Fast forward another couple of hours and they are asleep on our tour bus, traveling everywhere and anywhere from San Francisco, CA to Boston, MA. One of the most unique things about our organization is that we do not focus on a solo discipline. There is space in our company for artists of all varieties. No matter what your talent, we have a place for it on our stage.

Find more information below including testimonials from our students and get ready for the best way to experience college - being a Tamburitzan!



Tamburitzans Audition Process

Audition for the 2024/2025 Season

Interested in performing with The Tamburitzans during our next performance season?   Follow these steps to let us know and learn more:

  1. Start by filling out this Inquiry Form online. 
  2. Fill out and submit this Audition Application to schedule an audition.
  3. Start preparing for your audition.  All Tamburitzan ensemble members must formally audition to be considered for acceptance. 

Auditions should be about 15 minutes in length and should highlight your talents as a performer.  We like to see as much as we can about your abilities, so please showcase talents in all areas.  For example, if you are a highly skilled bassist, but you also have some background in voice and dance, we want to see all three.  Think outside the box as well!  Juggling, gymnastics, and yodeling are all example of unique talents that we can utilize on our stage.

Remember, we are a performing ensemble, so stage presence matters!