Chamber Orchestra 2014

 

Course number: MUSC 1629-4629
Credit: 1 credit, full-year course
Rehearsal time: Thursday, 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Additional sectional rehearsals added as needed
Location: MYB Conservatory Rm. 004 [Band Room]

Comprised of students from all departments of the university, as well as members of the local community, the chamber orchestra performs works both for full orchestra as well as for string orchestra.  The ensemble is a great way for those with some experience or training to continue to grow musically and have fun. The Chamber Orchestra is directed in 2017-18 by Dr. Greg Burton (gburton@mta.ca).

Concerts

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – Matinee Pops Concert: “A Pops Spectacular!” Convocation Hall, 11 a.m. 

THURSDAY, OCT. 19 – Pops Concert: “A Pops Spectacular!” Convocation Hall, 8 p.m.

THURSDAY, NOV. 30 – “Music of the Giants: Mahler, Mozart and Beethoven.” University Chapel, 8 p.m.

THURSDAY, APRIL 5 – “Schubert’s Unfinished.” Brunton, 8 p.m.

Auditions

Both new and returning students and community members are asked to play an audition to help determine placement within the ensemble, and to aid with repertoire selection. Sign-up sheets are posted outside Rm. 225 in the Music Conservatory (MYBC). All auditions (except percussion) take place in Rm. 225. If you are unsure about your schedule, the time commitment, the level of difficulty, or the audition process please contact Dr. Burton (gburton@mta.ca) to discuss your concerns, but sign up to audition in any case.

Audition Dates

Tuesday Sept. 5, 2:00-7:00 pm

Wednesday Sept. 6, 4:00-8:00 pm

Thursday Sept. 7, 2:00-7:00 pm

Friday Sept 8, 1:00-5:00 pm

Audition Guidelines

Click here for the Guidelines for Ensemble Auditions

Audition Requirements

All Instruments: 

A scale of your choice, preferably 3 octaves
2 short contrasting selections of your choice
Sight reading may be required.

Note: Wind and Percussion players auditioning for both the Symphonic Band and Chamber Orchestra need only play one audition. Please see the Audition Materials for Symphonic Band.

1.  Auditions are to help with placement, seating, and repertoire selection. It is not a competition. Auditions take about 10 minutes.
2.  Prepare the scale(s) carefully. Scales should be very even in rhythm and tone.
3.  Practice carefully with great attention to detail. Articulation, dynamics, accents etc. are just as important as notes and rhythm. 

Please contact Dr. Gregory Burton (gburton@mta.ca) if you have any questions.