Preliminary Auditions for the Brass of Peace Scholarship Brass Ensemble will be held on: Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 4 – 6 p.m.
(By appointment only. Contact email@example.com)
Final Auditions will occur
Sunday, October 3, 2021
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Mozart Concerto No. 2 or 4, first movement
Strauss Concerto No. 2, first movement.
Other works of contrasting style are acceptable. Strauss and Mozart are ideal.
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 the home of Brass of Peace:
Peace Lutheran Church
6362 Lincolnia Road
Alexandria, VA 22312
Brass of Peace (BOP) now in it’s 45th 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 33rd Year for Music Director, Sylvia Alimena