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Audition Information for Brass of Peace 2019-2020, 43rd Season
By Sylvia Alimena Posted in Audition Info on March 14, 2018 0 Comments 3 min read
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Audition Information for Brass of Peace 2019-2020, 43rd Season

It’s time for all good brass teachers in the DC area to recommend their students for Brass of Peace.

Preliminary Auditions for the Brass of Peace Scholarship Brass Ensemble will be held on:
Sunday, September 29, 2019: 4-8 p.m. (By appointment only. Contact sylalimena@aol.com)

Final Auditions will occur
Sunday, October 13, 2019 :
Part One: 7 – 7:30 p.m. 5 minute solo performance in front of an audience
Part Two: 7:30 – 9 p.m. sight-reading with the group

An application form and announcement are attached. Please ask your student to label the application with their last name return the application to: sylalimena@aol.com

Audition requirements:

Trumpets: 2 contrasting works. Preferred works: Arutunian, Haydn or Hummel Concerto Movements, Charlier Etudes preferred.
A lyric and technical etude also acceptable

Horns: Preferred works: Strauss Concerto No. 1, first and second or second and third movements preferred.
Strauss Concerto No. 2, first movement. Other works of contrasting style are acceptable

Trombones & Euphonium: One technical selection of your choice & One lyric selection of your choice, sight reading

Tuba: a lyric solo and technical solo of your choosing, sight reading

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

Brass of Peace (BOP) now in it’s 43rd season, 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 former 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 mid May

This is the 31st Year for Music Director, Sylvia Alimena

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

Tuba – a lyric piece and contrasting technical piece

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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