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By Sylvia Alimena Posted in Player Profiles on March 14, 2018 0 Comments 2 min read
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Audition Information for Brass of Peace 2018-2019, 42nd Season

Auditions are by direct invitation only by private teachers, public school teachers’ recommendation and by appointment only on:

Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 5-7 PM
at Peace Lutheran Church, 6362 Lincolnia Rd, Alexandria VA 22312

Final Auditions:

Sunday, October 7, 2018 starting at 7 PM
Each invited finalist will perform a 5-minute work/works in front of an audience and sight read with the group.

Interested applicants may have their private teachers or public school teachers recommend them to fill out the application below. Completed applications should be emailed to: sylalimena@aol.com
Applicants will be assigned a day and time when the completed application is received.

– APPLICATION – 

All members of Brass of Peace are required to practice no less than 90 minutes per day. Applicants who are serious about gaining entry into Brass of Peace should choose the preferred works listed below.

Trumpets:

Hummel or Haydn Concerto, Movement 1

Haydn Concerto, Movement 2, first section

Artunian Concerto opening page

otherwise:
One technical selection of your choice
One lyric selection of your choice
sight-reading in the final round

Horns:
Strauss Concerto No. 1, Movement 1 & 2

OR

Strauss Concerto No. 2, Movement 1, opening page

and a slow movement of Strauss No. 1 or a Mozart Concerto

OR

Mozart Concerto No. 2 or 4; Movement 1

otherwise:
One technical selection of your choice
One lyric selection of your choice
sight-reading in the final round

Trombones
One technical selection of your choice
One lyric selection of your choice
sight-reading in the final round

Their is no baritone or tuba opening this season.

All rehearsals with be held at:
Peace Lutheran Church
6362 Lincolnia Road
Alexandria, VA  22312

Brass of Peace is a scholarship brass ensemble that provides intense and systematic training once a week for talented high school brass players. There are no fees or tuition of any kind. Members are chosen by audition only and acceptance is based solely on talent and ability. With guidance from NSO hornist Sylvia Alimena, Brass of Peace members greatly improve performance skills, explore the finer aspects of ensemble playing and artistry with players of like ability.   Members also gain confidence in public performing and public speaking.

Brass of Peace rehearsals occur:
Sunday  7-9:15 p.m.   October through June

Regular weekly attendance is expected. Brass of Peace events do not conflict with other major events or school events. Several concerts are planned including a concert at the Kennedy Center Family Theater and the Alexandria Lyceum.


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