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2021 Western States Honor Orchestra Festival

November 4-6, 2021

Greeley, Colorado

Each year, the University of Northern Colorado hosts the Western States Honor Orchestra Festival in Greeley, Colorado.

This year, we will form two chamber orchestras: one with conductor and one led by UNC string faculty. Rehearsals, sectionals, and masterclasses will be held over 3 days, culminating in a concert in the newly opened Campus Commons Performance Hall.

We invite advanced high school string players in grades 9-12 to audition for this festival. We hope that you will consider joining this music event that is sure to give inspiration to you for the entire year!

Audition Deadline:

September 17, 2021

Audition InformationAudition MaterialsAudition Application

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Contact: 
PVA Events & Ensembles 

PVAEvents@unco.edu


Audition Information

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Audition Deadline

Friday, September 17, 2021, 11:59 PM

1

Upload Audition Recordings to Google Drive, OneDrive or Dropbox

    • Set the file permissions to "Anyone With the Link."
    • Label the file LastName_FirstName_School_Instrument.mp3
    • All required audition material must be included in one file in the following order: Scales, Orchestral Excerpts, Solo Selection. Only one file including all audition requirements should be submitted per applicant.  An announcement of the student name and instrument is NOT required at the beginning of the recording.
    • Audition recordings must be recorded without accompaniment.  Recordings must also be unedited with no added “overdubs” or reverb.
    • Mp3 files must be compressed at a bitrate of no more than 256 kbps. Files larger than 20MB will not be accepted. Consider that the quality of the audition recording may reasonably affect the perception of the adjudicators.
    • Links to the required audition materials are listed in the Audition Materials section.

2

Complete the Audition Application

    • Non homeschooled student will provide contact information for their school's ensemble director. An email will be sent to this director to verify enrollment.
    • Paste your recording URL (provided by Google Drive, OneDrive or Dropbox) into the corresponding "Audition Recording URL" field. 

3

Pay the $30 Application Fee

    • Application fees can be paid by credit card via the Audition Application or by check. 
      • Please make checks payable to University of Northern Colorado School of Music and send to:
        UNC School of Music
        Attn: PVA Events, WSHOF
        501 20th Street
        Campus Box 28
        Greeley, CO 80639

Audition Materials

  • Violin

    Violin

    • Scales: E Major, G Melodic Minor, Chromatic. Tempo as marked
    • Excerpts
    • A Piece of your choice that is most indicative of your musical and technical abilities, 2 ½ minute time limit

    Download Materials

  • Viola

    Viola

    • Scales: D Major, F Melodic Minor, Chromatic. Tempo as marked.
    • Excerpts
    • A Piece of your choice that is most indicative of your musical and technical abilities, 2 ½ minute time limit

    Download Materials

  • Cello

    Cello

    • Scales: B Major, G Melodic Minor, Chromatic. Tempo as marked.
    • Excerpts
    • A Piece of your choice that is most indicative of your musical and technical abilities, 2 ½ minute time limit

    Download Materials

  • Double Bass

    Double Bass

    • Scales: F Major, E Melodic Minor, Chromatic. Tempo as marked.
    • Excerpts
    • A Piece of your choice that is most indicative of your musical and technical abilities, 2 ½ minute time limit

    Download Materials