Ensemble Auditions

September 1st, 2016 in Blog with Comments Off on Ensemble Auditions

Ensembles auditions are on September 10! Learn more…

COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER of BOSTON announces auditions for wind and brass student musicians for our performing ensembles

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

SENIOR WIND ENSEMBLE

JUNIOR WIND ENSEMBLE

Auditions are Saturday, September 10, 10am-12pm.

Please call (617) 482-7494 to schedule an appointment or for more information.  You may also schedule an audition by filling out this ONLINE FORM.

The CHAMBER ORCHESTRA rehearses Saturdays 3:15-5:30 and performs three concerts a year. This is a medium-size classical orchestra composed primarily of high school students from Boston and nearby towns, but which also welcomes adult amateur musicians. It is conducted by Mark Miller, assistant conductors Nicole Parks and Janet Underhill, and coached by faculty of the Community Music Center. The orchestra focuses on classical and early romantic repertoire, but occasionally will perform baroque, contemporary, or commissioned works. The atmosphere is intense but supportive, and is ideal for musicians who may feel unfulfilled or overwhelmed in a large orchestra setting. Students may audition on flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, and timpani. Auditioning musicians should be prepared to play scales appropriate to their level of ability (preferably senior district-level), two short contrasting solo selections from the standard solo repertoire for their instrument, one that demonstrates fast technical playing and the other slow lyrical playing, and sight-reading.

The SENIOR WIND ENSEMBLE rehearses Saturdays 10:00 – 12:00 and performs three concerts a year. This wind group accepts intermediate and advanced wind, brass, and percussion players, and performs repertoire tailored to the size and makeup of the ensemble. Conducted by Janet Underhill, the SWE performs music in a wide range of styles, often including new works and premieres. Students may audition on any wind, brass, or percussion instruments. Auditioning musicians should be prepared to play scales (preferably senior district-level), two short contrasting solo selections from the standard solo repertoire for their instrument, one that demonstrates fast technical playing and the other slow lyrical playing, and sight-reading.

Read about all of our ensembles HERE.

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