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HONOR ORCHESTRA BRIEF SCHEDULE

Friday

  • Early Afternoon: Arrival in Athens and Check-in

  • 3pm: Rehearsals and Master Classes

  • Evening: Rehearsals, Chamber Music Readings, and Showcase Recital

Saturday

  • Morning: Rehearsals and optional mini-lessons with faculty

  • Lunch on your own (in town)

  • Afternoon: Master Classes and Rehearsals

  • Evening: Rehearsals and Pizza/Dance Party

Sunday

  • Morning: Dress Rehearsal

  • 12pm: Lunch on your own (in town)

  • 3pm: Concert

You can click here for a draft overview of this year's schedule.

FESTIVAL ACCOMMODATIONS

We are pleased to continue our partnership with the Ohio University Inn to provide housing for participants. This full-service hotel is used extensively by the university community, and responsible adult students from the School of Music will serve as chaperones. Transportation during the festival will be provided.

REPERTOIRE

This year's repertoire will include Mahler’s Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 (arr. Keiser), Albeniz’s Asturias (arr. Chin), Ritual Fire Dance by Manuel de Falla, and Vivaldi’s Gloria with the Honor Choir.

Complete parts are included here:

  • Violin 1 (not yet available)

  • Violin 2

  • Viola

  • Cello

  • Bass

HONOR ORCHESTRA APPLICATION INFORMATION

Honor Orchestra will be holding auditions throughout the region in November and December, and applicants are welcome to submit youtube electronic auditions.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 2018

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the Honor Orchestra will be by either live or on-line auditions. THIS YEAR, applicants may audition on material of their own choice. Audition repertoire should ideally include TWO pieces or excerpts of contrasting styles, no longer than eight minutes, that demonstrates your best playing. For advice on repertoire choice, speak with your school or private music teacher.

APPLICATION

We welcome all applicants to register on-line! Our online form can accept individual applications as well as group applications by school music directors.

There are three (3) ways to audition:

  • By live audition (preferred).

  • Electronic audition recordings will be accepted as an uploaded YouTube hyperlink. Be sure to choose the right privacy setting (shareable with those with a link). Applicants who wish to audition via YouTube should first record their auditions first before filling out the online application, as you will be asked for your hyperlink.

  • Mail-in auditions should send a CD/DVD, along with a brief description of your name and repertoire performed, to:

Ohio University Honor Orchestra Festival
c/o Mr. Steven Huang
School of Music
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

PAYMENT

Accepted students may pay by check mailed to the above address, or with credit card here. The fee of $130 covers all food, lodging, and tuition, except Saturday lunch and Sunday meals. There is no fee to audition.

QUESTIONS about the Honor Orchestra Festival can be directed to Steven Huang, Director of Orchestral Activities, 740 593 4240.

 

DETAILS for participants, including repertoire and part assignments, can be found here.