University of Rochester

University of Rochester Ensembles Welcome Public Participation

August 10, 2007

Several ensembles in the Department of Music in the University of Rochester's College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering have scheduled auditions later in August and in September. In some cases, no formal auditions are required. Experienced musicians in the Greater Rochester area and University of Rochester students are welcome.

The ensembles rehearse regularly and present concerts both on the River Campus and in the community. The musical groups, their audition times, and their regular meetings times on the University's River Campus include:

  • University of Rochester Wind Symphony. 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, and noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, in Strong Auditorium. The ensemble performs standard and contemporary wind music as well as transcriptions from other genres. Rehearsals are Mondays from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The conductor is William Tiberio, who teaches at Fairport High School and at the Eastman Community Music School.

  • University of Rochester Symphony Orchestra. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, in 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 Tuesdays from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in Strong Auditorium.

  • Men's and Women's Glee Clubs. No formal audition is required for Men's Glee Club; first rehearsal is at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, in Lander Auditorium in Hutchison Hall. Men's Glee Club meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays in Lander Auditorium. Auditions for the Women's Glee Club will be held on Aug. 29 and Sept. 4 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Todd Union 108. Women's rehearsals are held on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. in Lander Auditorium. The Men's Glee Club is directed by Harold McAulliffe, former choral director at Pittsford Sutherland High School. The Women's Glee Club is directed by Susan Conkling, chair of the Music Education Department at the Eastman School of Music.

  • University of Rochester Gospel Choir. No formal audition is required; first rehearsal is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in the Gowen Room in Wilson Commons. The choir meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays in the Gowen Room of Wilson Commons. The Gospel Choir has been directed by Rev. Alvin Parris III since its inception 32 years ago.

For more information, contact the Department of Music at (585) 275-2828.