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Wind Ensemble [MUSC 115/215/315/415 (003)]

MUSC 115/215/315/415 (003)/1.5 Wind Ensemble

Director, Dan Tremblay

Open To: B.Mus. and B.Mus./B.Ed. students, non-B.Mus. students

PREREQUISITE Registration in a B.Mus. Program, or permission of the School upon audition. NOTE: Placement is made at the discretion of the School, after audition.

The Queen’s University Wind Ensemble (winds, brass & percussion), directed by Dan Tremblay, is open to all members of the University community by audition. The Wind Ensemble usually meets twice a week and performs approximately three times a year. In past years, conjunct concerts with other high-calibre Canadian wind ensembles and conductors was encouraged. Past collaborations included performances with the McGill Wind Symphony (Alain Cazes), Western University (Colleen Richardson), UofT (Gillian MacKay), and the Central Band of the Canadian Forces (Capt. Fullerton).

Weekly Rehearsal Times
Monday: 5:30-7:00 pm
Wednesday: 5:30-7:00 pm

Concert Dates for the 2021/22 Academic Year 
Friday, December 3, 2021, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 2, 2022, 7:30 pm

Learning Hours: 168 (72Pc;96P)

Prerequisite: Permission of the School upon audition.

Application & Audition Information

By August 1st, 2021, two excerpts (listed by instrument below) to be recorded for the audition will be posted. Students are required to submit a video recording of those two excerpts (uninterrupted, no splicing) following the information provided on the Ensemble Auditions webpage.

Placements will be done conjunctly by the large ensemble directors after assessing the video recording. Other factors for placement in an ensemble are contingent upon the number of positions available.

The deadline for submitting the video recording is Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Results will be posted shortly thereafter.

Audition excerpts:

Bassoons: Sibelius, Rimsky-Korsakov

Clarinets: Brahms, Rossini

Double Basses: Verdi, Brahms

French Horns: Tchaikovsky, Schubert

Oboes: Beethoven and Ravel

Percussion: Prokofieff and Appalachian SpringTchaikovsky, Mozart

Saxophone: Excerpts

Trumpets: Beethoven, Bach

Flutes: Dvorak, Mozart

Low Brass: Kopprasch