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The Honors Chamber Orchestra

Marywood Department of Music, Theater and Dance

Friday, November 11, 2016

We are pleased to announce the first Honors Chamber Orchestra for High School string students who are looking for a challenging chamber ensemble experience. The Honors Chamber Orchestra will play alongside Maywood’s international string faculty for a day of rehearsals, culminating in an evening performance.


This is an audition only ensemble.


Repertoire for the 2016 ensemble will be Capriol Suite by Peter Warlock and Concerto for Strings in G Minor RV 157 by Antonio Vivaldi. The ensemble will perform without conductor.

All students are asked to submit an audition video through a private Youtube link or other standard video formats will also be accepted. See details below.

All repertoire is available via Dropbox on the following link.


Parts are bowed. Students are asked to bring their own copies.



The Audition Video

Students are asked to prepare the following excerpts in addition to a 5 minute piece of their choice (it may be an excerpt of a piece).

Violin 1

Bransles - Letter N to the end

Pieds-en- l’air - Beginning to Letter A

Mattachins - Letter B to end (please prepare top part)


Violin 2

Basse-Danse - 5 bars after letter B to 5 bars after letter C (please prepare top part)

Branles - Letter D to letter E (please prepare top part)

Pieds-en- l’air - Letter A to the end



Bransles - 13 bars from the beginning to 5 bars after letter A

Tordion - Beginning to letter A

Pieds-en-l’air - Beginning to letter A



Pavane - Letter A to 8 bars after letter B

Tordion - Beginning to letter B

Bransles - Letter A to letter D



Pavane - Letter A to 8 bars after letter B

Bransles - 4 bars before letter L to letter M

Tordion - Bar 5 to 5 bars after letter A



The audition video submission deadline is October 17, 2016.

Students will be informed of their acceptance by Friday October 21, 2016





You will need to email a private Youtube link of your performance, (or some other standard video format) containing all the relevant excerpts, plus a piece of your choice (no more than 5 minutes long).

In addition please include:

Your name, age, instrument, phone and email contact information.






Schedule for Friday, November 11, 2016

9:30am                            Arrival at the Sette LaVerghetta center for the Performing Arts,

10:00am - 11:30am         Rehearsal Session #1

11:30am - 11:45am         Break

11:45am - 1:00pm           Rehearsal Session #2

1:00pm - 2:00pm             Lunch

2:00pm - 3:30pm             Rehearsal Session #3

3:30pm - 3:45pm             Break

3:45pm - 6:00pm             Rehearsal Session #4

6:00pm - 7:00pm             Dinner

7.30pm                            Concert, Marian Chapel, Swartz Center, Marywood University


Students are responsible for their own food and drink and can either bring a bagged lunch or eat in the University cafeteria for lunch and dinner at their own expense.

For all questions, please email Sophie Till at sophietill@maryu.marywood.edu