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Western States Honor Orchestra Festival

November 3-5, 2022
UNC Campus Commons

Each year, the University of Northern Colorado hosts the Western States Honor Orchestra Festival in Greeley, Colorado. This year's festival will be held November 3-5 in UNC Campus Commons. Audition requirements and excerpts are posted below. Auditions must be received by September 23, 2022, at 5pm, and submission details will be posted soon.

Successful musicians, chosen by their audition recordings, will be formed into two orchestras: a conductorless Chamber Orchestra led by UNC string faculty and a larger Symphony Orchestra that will include UNC wind players.  Over the three days, there will be masterclasses, sectional rehearsals, lectures and a number of rehearsals for each ensemble. We look forward to welcoming you and your students to WSHOF 2022!

Last year's WSHOF was online due to the COVID crisis. We invite you to share the online workshops below, which were created by our faculty for that event.

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Contact: 
PVA Events & Ensembles 

PVAEvents@unco.edu

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Audition Deadline

Friday, September 23, 5pm

Submission details coming soon.

2021 Workshop Videos

Audition Materials

  • Violin

    Violin

    • Scales: Eb Major, A 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

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  • Viola

    Viola

    • Scales: E Major, C 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

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  • Cello

    Cello

    • Scales: Db 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

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  • Double Bass

    Double Bass

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

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