Call for Auditions at the Music School of Delaware

The Music School of Delaware has announced the audition dates for their 2014/2015 Music School Ensembles.  Two program offerings are for children, one is for women over the age of 18.

If you or your child is interested in developing your passion for music and being part of a well-respected performing ensemble, consider participating in the auditions below. Contact the Music School of Delaware for more information.

Delaware Children’s Chorus (DCC) (Grades 2 to 8)
The Delaware Children’s Chorus, the premier children’s choir for students with some choral or musical experience (unchanged treble voices), is holding auditions. The ensemble is a part of and rehearses at The Music School of Delaware, 4101 Washington, Street, Wilmington. Children are required to attend only one audition. Auditions will be held:

Sat., Sept 6        10 am – Noon
Wed., Sept 10     4 – 7:30 pm
Wed., Sept 17     4 – 7:30 pm

No preparation is needed; no special song is performed.  The auditions are comprised of a short “get-to-know-you” session with the conductor and some pitch matching, rhythm matching, and score study exercises.  The selection process is based on the outcome of those exercises.  

DCC Rehearsals are 5-6 pm on Wednesdays for ALL students (2nd – 8th grades) and from 6-6:30 om for 5th – 8th grade ADVANCED students. (Studetns in these grades are selected for this ensemble.) Students are expected to be at all rehearsals and all performances due to our small size. The Music School of Delaware keeps the ensembles purposely small to maintain a strong conductor/student ratio and to develop musical confidence and independence in their singers.

Delaware Women’s Chorus (Women age 18+)
The Delaware Women’s Chorus, led by Joanne Ward, provides an artistic and nurturing experience for women who love to sing and have some choral background, through the exploration and performance of choral repertoire for women’s voices. Rehearsals begin Monday, September 15 and continue for the academic year on Mondays 7-9pm. Interested singers should call The Music School of Delaware at 302.762.1132 to arrange a voice assessment.

Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra (Youth to age 18)
The Music School’s Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra is led by Music Director, Simeone Tartaglione. The DYSO experience provides musical opportunities in a supportive, motivational and healthy environment, including regular sectionals led by highly qualified coaches; professional guest conductors; exclusive performance opportunities; and conducting masterclasses. Rehearsals begin September 20 for strings and November 2 for winds/brass/percussion.  A placement audition is required for participation. Audition dates include:

Sat., Aug 16          10 am – 2 pm
Tue., Aug 26    5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sat., Sept 6           10 am – 2 pm
Sat., Sept 13         10 am – 2 pm

Call the Music School at 302.762.1132 to schedule audition times.



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