Audition Information

Student playing violin in The Augustana Orchestra

The concert schedule for the 2013-14 Academic year is now available:

AUGUSTANA ORCHESTRAS
2013-14 Academic Year Calendar
Dr. Christopher Stanichar, Director of Orchestras
TENTATIVE and SUBJECT TO CHANGE
FALL SEMESTER 2013

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All-State Workshop (Augustana College & Community Orchestra)
Tuesday, September 24, at 6:30 pm
Shostakovich: Symphony no. 5 (iii & iv)
Bach (Stokowski): Chorale from Easter Cantata
Augustana Orchestra (STRING ORCHESTRA)
With the South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra

Sunday, October 13, at 3:00 pm
Vaughan Williams: Fantasy on Thomas Tallis
Séjourné: Concerto for Marimba (featuring Dr. John Pennington)
Augustana College & Community Orchestra
VIKING VARIETIES

Washington Pavilion
Saturday, October 19, at 7:30 pm
John Williams’ The Cowboys, and many pop tune accompaniments
Augustana College & Community Orchestra
Homecoming Service

Elmen Center
Sunday, October 20, at 10:00 am
Combination of Music from concerts above
Augustana Orchestra (STRING ORCHESTRA)
With the South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra

SDMEA Presentation (in Sioux Falls Arena)
Saturday, November 2, at 11:20 am
Vaughan Williams: Fantasy on Thomas Tallis
Séjourné: Concerto for Marimba (featuring Dr. John Pennington)
AUGUSTANA VESPERS
December 6 (6:00 & 9:00), December 7 (2:30 & 7:30), December 8 in Rapid City (7:00)
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church & Calvary Lutheran Church (Rapid City)
Stokowski: Traditional Slavic Christmas
Alfred Reed: Greensleeves
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker (“In the Forest”)
Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Other Pieces with Choir (TBA), including arrangements of Carols by Kennedy, Harris, Mannheim Steamroller, etc.


JANUARY TERM 2014
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ARCO FESTIVAL
(Augustana Residential Celebration Orchestra for High School String Players)
January 16-18 (Thursday through Saturday) at Augustana College
Volunteers Needed from Augustana Orchestra for administration AND musical leadership!

SPRING SEMESTER 2014
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Augustana Orchestra (students & community members as needed)
Concert with Mark O’Connor, International Fiddle Sensation!

Mark O’Connor will be in Residence at Augustana College April 2-5
Concert with Augustana Orchestra on Friday, April 5 at 7:30
Orpheum Auditorium (Part of Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society)
Music Features Orchestral Accompanied Jazz Standards,
and the South Dakota premiere of Mark O’Connor’s Improvised Fiddle Concerto
Augustana College & Community Orchestra
CONCERTO-ARIA CONCERT
Friday, April 9, 2014 at Harrisburg High School Auditorium

Featuring Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, and Concertos/Arias (TBA)
ENCORE PERFORMANCE with Brandon High School Orchestra in Brandon
Monday, May 12, at 7:30 pm (without concerto-aria soloists

Download the audition material for strings.  (New as of July 2, 2013)

Download the audition material for woodwinds and percussion(New as of July 8, 2013)

Good luck with your audition!