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Upcoming Events

  • CIM OPERA THEATER

    April 19, 2015, 3:00 pm
    Kulas Hall

    Spring Scenes

    David Bamberger, director
    John Simmons, music director, piano

     

  • Sergei Babayan Faculty Recital- MOVED TO APRIL 15

    April 19, 2015, 8:00 pm

    *THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN MOVED TO APRIL 15 AT 8PM IN MIXON HALL*
     
    Sergei Babayan, piano
    Zsolt Bognár, piano, guest artist
    Jeanelle Brierley, violin, student artist
    Aaron Mossburg, viola, student artist
    Julian Müller, cello, student artist
    Christian Standridge, cello, student artist
    Antonio Escobedo, double bass, student artist
    Connor Monday, horn, student artist

     

  • Preparatory: Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony Concert

    April 20, 2015, 7:00 pm
    Waetjen Auditorium, Cleveland State University, 2001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH

    Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony I
    Dr. Gary M. Ciepluch, conductor
    Cleveland State University Symphonic Band
    Dr. Birch Browning, conductor

The Preparatory Orchestra, conducted by Donna Jelen, is the perfect place for intermediate string players looking to develop mature orchestral skills.

The repertoire of Preparatory Orchestra presents exciting technical and musical challenges for the advancing string player. Students in Preparatory Orchestra continue to develop essential orchestral skills while incorporating a wide variety of bowing, fingering and rhythmic patterns and exploring a full palette of musical expression.

Students should be comfortable sight reading and performing music in Major and minor keys up to four sharps or flats and should be adept with beat subdivisions and combinations. Students enrolled in Preparatory Orchestra are expected to participate in their school music programs. The orchestra performs at the end of each semester with the other Preparatory division orchestras.

Orchestra Schedules

You can download this year's orchestra calendars below:


Preparatory Orchestra Auditions

Auditions are required. Auditions for Beginning Orchestra will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. THERE WILL BE NO FALL AUDITIONS. Audition requirements are as follows:

  • Scales - Students must be prepared to play one 3 octave scale, as well as the conductor's choice of any two octave major scale from 3 sharps to 3 flats and their parallel minor.
  • Solo Piece - Select and prepare a piece that demonstrates a range of techniques (i.e. shifting, spiccato, martele, vibrato). The piece should be performance-ready and agreed upon with the private teacher.
  • Note Reading - A short selection of sight reading (with shifting) will be provided to each student during the audition.

You can download the Audition Requirements PDF for a full list of orchestra requirements, or the Preparatory Orchestra Audition Application PDF for more detailed information.


Absence & Tardiness Policies

Students enrolled in Beginning Orchestra are expected to participate in their school music programs. The orchestra performs at the end of each semester with the Preparatory division orchestras.

Absence Policies >

Tardiness: Latecomers are a disruption to the rehearsal. If a student arrives to a rehearsal after it has begun, they will be tuned outside of the rehearsal area and seated in the back of the section for the duration of the rehearsal.

Excessive tardiness and/or absences may result in a permanent change of seating.