Fall Auditions for the Peabody Preparatory Wind Orchestra 2017 – 2018 season will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017.
*Scheduling for August auditions will begin on July 1, 2017.
The Preparatory Wind Orchestra is open to advanced middle through high school age musicians in all woodwinds, brass and percussion. This is the premiere wind ensemble in the Peabody Preparatory program, concentrating on collegiate wind ensemble repertoire in a high-level learning and performing environment. Rehearsals are typically on Saturdays from 4:15 – 6:00 pm at the Baltimore main campus. Two to three full-length concerts are given each year, including performances with faculty and guest artists as well as accompanying the winner of the Wind Orchestra Concerto Competition.
Membership is open by audition only and previous ensemble experience is preferred. Everyone is welcome to audition for the orchestra regardless of whether or not the student studies privately in the Preparatory. (Only students who study privately in the Peabody preparatory are eligible to participate in the Preparatory recitals and competitions, including the Concerto Competition.)
Please call the Baltimore main campus Preparatory Office to schedule an appointment at 667-208-6640. Members of the 2016 – 2017 Preparatory Wind Orchestra must also schedule an audition if planning to return for the 2017 – 2018 season. Qualified students who are accepted into the orchestra may be eligible for scholarship assistance.
Antonio Capuzzi: Andante and Rondo from Concerto for Double Bass, Keith Fleming- Tuba
Scott Joplin: Overture to Treemonisha
Richard Wagner: Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral
Ralph Vaughan Williams: English Folk Song Suite
James Reese Europe: Castle Walk
Snare Drum (required)
You must also choose at least one of the following:
Mallet instrument (xylo or marimba)
If you have questions about specific solos and if they are appropriate for use, please contact Elijah Wirth via email.