The University Orchestra, conducted by Nancia D'Alimonte, rehearses Monday and Wednesday evenings, from 7:30-8:45 pm. The orchestra rehearses and performs a wide array of music including current as well as traditional orchestral repertoire, often featuring soloists from within the ensemble, the faculty and the professional community. Orchestra performances consist of one fall and two spring concerts and also will feature the solo competition winner on the second spring concert. Performances are in Lisner Auditorium. Membership in the orchestra is made up from the varied and talented GWU community and is not limited to those only taking music classes and/or registered as a music major. All are encouraged to audition.
**Auditions for fall semester: Held during the first week of fall classes. Subsequent auditions throughout the academic year will be by appointment only. Requirements: Two excerpts (your choice), in contrasting styles, which demonstrates one's technical and musical proficiency. Sign-ups for new players ONLY, will be posted outside B-145 (by August 5th) and will take place Wednesday, August 29th, 6:30-9:30 pm and Thursday, August 30th, 3:30-6:30 pm.
If you are a returning member of the Orchestra, auditions for actual placement will be only as necessary. This procedure will be discussed at the first rehearsal. For the moment, all returning members should take their relative places as they were last spring.
Concerts in Lisner Auditorium are scheduled for November 4, 2012, February 3 and April 14, 2013.
**Auditions for second semester: Held during the first week of spring classes, by appointment only. Requirements are the same for auditions in the spring (see above, for fall semester).
For further information, please contact Dr. Nancia D'Alimonte.