FALL MUSIC AUDITIONS
August 20 - 30, 2017
Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles | Private Lessons | Music Theory Placement
What do I do?
Come to CRAIG HALL. Follow the signs. Sign up for a hearing.
Do you have to be a music major?
No. All ensembles are open to all majors and years in school.
I don't think I've got time.
Maybe, but ensembles meet outside of regular class times. We understand about balancing your commitments.
I'm a little burned out from high school.
College ensembles are not the 24/7 commitment you might have had in high school. The standards are high, but we achieve them during regular rehearsal times.
Who are we?
Well, that depends on who you are. More than 10% of Austin College students play, sing, and study music at Austin College, but many of them are non-music majors. There are opportunities to participate in ensembles, take courses, and study your instrument regardless of your other academic interests.
For the major or minor, there are classes and performance opportunities designed to make music a part of your goals and prepare you to make real contributions to the world of music. Not sure about studying music? Did you know that music majors are the most likely group of non-science grads to be admitted to medical school?
Bob Archer, wind symphony, low brass
Ekaterina Chernaya, accompanying
Daniel Nix, string bass
Paul Onspaugh, single reeds
Cathy Richardson, high strings
Sylvia Rivers, voice
Brandon Stewart, french horn
Dr. Lisa Thomas, organ
Mike Walker, high brass
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Play? Sing? Lessons? Sign up for a short placement audition in Craig Hall. Auditions for the fall run SUNDAY, AUGUST 20th through MONDAY, AUGUST 28th. THE ENSEMBLES… Austin College A Cappella Choir • Sherman Symphony Orchestra • Austin College Wind Symphony Greater Texoma Jazz Ensemble • AC Chamber Orchestra Private Lessons (The small vocal ensembles hold auditions after the main choral auditions.) THE… [Read More]
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Continuing this summer as faculty and orchestral principal with the annual Austrian Classical Music Festival (Eisenstädter Sommerakademie), Dr. Duhaime will be a featured soloist in the Opening Convocation as well as appearing as guest soloist with the resident Kismarton String Quartet. Dr. Duhaime will also conduct movements of the Serenade, K 375, by W.A. Mozart for… [Read More]