HONOR ORCHESTRA BRIEF SCHEDULE
Early Afternoon: Arrival in Athens and Check-in
3pm: Rehearsals and Master Classes
Evening: Rehearsals, Chamber Music Readings, and Showcase Recital
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
Morning: Dress Rehearsal
12pm: Lunch on your own (in town)
You can click here for a draft overview of this year's schedule.
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.
This year's repertoire will include Haydn’s Symphony No. 7 “Le midi” and Shostakovich Symphony No. 9 in Eb Major.
Complete practice parts will be included on this website.
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 29 2019
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.
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
Athens, OH 45701
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.