The University Orchestra, conducted by Nancia D'Alimonte, rehearses Monday and Wednesday evenings, from 7:30-9:30 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 GW 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 in August.
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.
The Fall orchestra Concert in Lisner Auditorium is scheduled for November 8, 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.