U of L Wind Orchestra

Wind orchestra performing on stage, view from percussion section

 

Conductor: Dr. Chee Meng Low

The U of L Wind Orchestra is an auditioned ensemble comprised of approximately 65 students. Music majors make up a large percentage of the group with students from various other disciplines participating as well. The group has an active performance schedule that includes four on-campus concerts, appearances at the Fall and Spring Convocations, as well as an annual tour. Repertoire is eclectic, coming mainly from significant composers of the past 60 years. Many of the students are studying to be music educators so their knowledge and performance of quality composers and compositions is critical to their success.

Auditions

Wednesday, September 4, 2019; 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sign-up sheet for auditions will be located outside W750 (starting August 31). If you are required to schedule your audition outside of the time reserved (due to class conflict or lack of available slots) please contact cheemeng.low@uleth.ca

Rehearsal Times & Location

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 - 6:30 pm in W470

First Rehearsal: Thursday, September 5; 4:30 pm

Audition Requirements

New Students

Auditions are mandatory for all new students and those who were not in the 2019 Spring Wind Orchestra.

Each audition will be approximately five minutes in length and consist of the following:

  • Solo material(s) of your choice demonstrating both technical and lyrical performance ability
  • Sight reading

Returning Students

Returning wind orchestra members that wish to compete for the position of the section leader.

Each audition will be approximately five minutes in length and consist of the following:

  • Solo material(s) of your choice demonstrating both technical and lyrical performance ability
  • Interview

Section leaders will be announced during the 2nd rehearsal, after competing in the audition and under the recommendation from each studio instructor. They will responsible for establishing and running sectional rehearsals and to communicate with the conductor regarding musicality issues.

No audition required for returning members (you must be a member of the 2019 Spring Wind Orchestra)

 

Concert Dates