Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra
Register for: FA3400
Founded in 1971, the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra is the Upper Peninsula’s oldest orchestra and one of five symphony orchestras in the Lake Superior region. The KSO is a college-community ensemble composed of Michigan Tech students, faculty and staff, and community musicians. The orchestra presents four to five concerts per year—including orchestral masterworks, choral-orchestral, music theatre, ballet, opera, and pops—in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The KSO tours the Midwest every few years.
Auditions for entrance and seating in the Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra are required for the following sections: returning strings, horns, trumpets, and all new members.
New members (all instruments) audition in the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. Returning members (strings, horns, trumpets) will record their audition, post it on YouTube/Vimeo/Google Video, and email the conductor the link before beginning of the fall semester.
Please prepare all excerpts for your chose instrument - violinists may choose either first or second violin; however, those who played first violin the previous season are required to audition on the first part.
There are YouTube links for each excerpt, including specific time stamps. These should give a good impression of how the music should sound and the general tempi.