Wesleyan University Orchestra|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
The Wesleyan University Orchestra is a student-community ensemble that is open to everyone with a passion for orchestral literature and an intermediate-to-advanced skill level of performance on an orchestral instrument: Wesleyan music majors, nonmajors, faculty and staff, and community musicians. The orchestra performs music from all genres and time periods, ranging from the 18th-century "classics" to the contemporary academic and popular compositions.
The orchestra presents four hour-long concerts each year:
Middle of October: a "masterworks" program, featuring one of the department's private lessons teachers, or a guest artist, as a soloist
Early December: a program of popular, film, and holiday music
Early March: Children's Concert
Early May: a "masterworks" program, featuring the winner(s) of the annual Wesleyan Concerto Competition
The Orchestra occasionally collaborates with the Wesleyan Concert Choir.
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
From Nadya Potemkina (August 24th, 2020):
1. Auditions for all new members will be conducted online. Follow this link for instructions and procedures: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1rtjlu3fafvjxbuLy-ViKWXRHWAtX6ya2?usp=sharing
2. The first class meeting (Monday, August 31st) will be held online. A link to the Zoom classroom will be posted here and on Moodle on Monday, August 24th.
Modes of Instruction:
3. Woodwind and brass players - online only, working on excerpts from advanced standard symphonic literature. The students will be able to custom-build their repertoire selection, participate in Zoom masterclasses with professional orchestral musicians, and learn about part preparation and score study.
4. Strings, percussion, harp, keyboards - hybrid in-person. Mondays 6:30-9:00pm, in Crowell, masked at all times, with two 20-min breaks. Depending on the number of players in each section, Wednesdays may be used for in-person coaching, one section at a time, alternating weeks, 5:00-6:00pm, in Crowell. On their Wednesdays "off" students will be required to submit practice assignment recordings on Moodle.
|Instructor(s): Potemkina,Nadya Times: .M..... 06:30PM-09:00PM; ...W... 04:30PM-06:00PM; Location: CROWELL; CROWELL; |
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Enrollment capacity: 30
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