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Ensembles hold open auditions

The Department of Music in the College sponsors several ensembles whose memberships are open to experienced musicians in the greater Rochester community as well as to University students. The ensembles rehearse regularly and present concerts both on the River Campus and in the community. The musical groups and their scheduled audition times are listed below. For more information, contact the Department of Music at x5-2828.

University Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, August 30, and Wednesday, August 31, 2 to 7 p.m., Strong Auditorium

The 100-member orchestra is conducted by David Harman, professor of music and director of orchestral activities, and presents four concerts each year. Rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The orchestra is celebrating its 50th season and will perform major works by Brahms, Borodin, St. Saens, and Schumann as well as a world premiere by Eastman School of Music professor and composer David Liptak.

University Wind Symphony

Tuesday, August 30, noon to 3 p.m., and Wednesday, August 31, 6 to 9 p.m., lower Strong Auditorium

The ensemble studies and performs standard and contemporary wind music as well as transcriptions from other genres. In addition to regular on-campus concerts, the Wind Symphony gives tour performances. Musical director and conductor is William Tiberio, who teaches at Fairport High School and at Eastman Community Music School.

University Jazz Ensemble

Thursday, September 1, 5 to 8 p.m. Wilson Commons (May Room)—for rhythm section players (guitar, bass, piano, drums)
Friday, September 2, 5 to 8 p.m., Strong Auditorium—other instrumentalists

The ensemble is directed by Eric Schmitz, a graduate student at the Eastman School of Music in the Department of Jazz and Contemporary Media.

Men's Glee Club and Women's Glee Club

Thursday, September 1, 7 p.m., lower Strong Auditorium—Women's Glee Club
Thursday, September 1, 8 p.m., lower Strong Auditorium—Men's Glee Club

No prepared vocal piece is necessary; auditioners should come ready to sing through exercises with director L. Brett Scott. The tradition of glee club choral performance is being revived on campus. Founded in 1876, the Men's Glee Club continued for more than 100 years before it was joined with the Women's Glee Club to create the University Choir. Both groups will rehearse Thursday nights in lower Strong Auditorium; Women's Glee Club rehearsals will be from 7 to 9 p.m., and Men's Glee Club from 8 to 10 p.m.

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