College and Community Orchestra Accepting New Members

The Augustana College-Community Orchestra is accepting community and student members for the 2011-2012 season. All orchestral string players are invited to join, including violins, violas, cellos, and basses. New community string players need to play a short audition with music of their choosing. There are also a limited number of positions for orchestral woodwinds, brass, and percussion.

The first rehearsal will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Rehearsals take place on Sunday nights from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Humanities Building on the Augustana campus.

The predecessor to the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, the Augustana College-Community Orchestra dates back to the 1920s and is open to students and community members who enjoy playing fine orchestral music in a friendly environment.

The historic Augustana College-Community Orchestra is directed by Dr. Christopher Stanichar, associate professor of music at Augustana.

Interested musicians can contact Dr. Stanichar at 605.274.5233 to schedule an audition.

Kelly Sprecher
Director of Communications & Media Relations