2021-2022 MTSU Orchestras

2021 MTSU HIGH SCHOOL HONORS ORCHESTRA

Friday, November 5 - Saturday, November 6

 2021 High School Honors Orchestra Application Form

 

 

2021 MTSU Honors Orchestra positions are very limited! Apply early! There is no fee to participate in the MTSU Honors Orchestra, as this project is funded by MTSU as a public service for the region's high school music students. (All meal costs and hotel costs are the responsibility of each participant.)

Click here for the 2021 MTSU High School Honors Orchestra Full Schedule

 

FRIDAY, November 5- Full Orchestra (Strings, Winds, Percussion, Harp)
        9:00 AM- 9:20 AM      Registration- School of Music Lobby 

        9:30 AM- 9:00 PM      Rehearsals and Activities

 

SATURDAY, November 6  Full Orchestra (Strings, Winds, Percussion, Harp)
         9:30 AM- 3:30 PM      Rehearsals and Activities  

        4:00 PM                        MTSU Honors Orchestra Concert 

 

2021 MTSU HIGH SCHOOL HONORS ORCHESTRA AUDITION INFORMATION

Send all audition materials to Dr. Nies at: Carol.Nies@mtsu.edu

Woodwind, Brass, Percussion and Harp Auditions:                                                                                                                  

  • Send in the 2021 MTSU HSHO application by emailed attachment or on-line application form.
  • Send in an emailed recommendation from your High School Orchestra/ Band director or Youth Orchestra director. This should be sent directly to Dr. Nies from your director. (2019 MTSU Honors Orchestra members do not need to send a director's recommendation.)
  • Send in your audition video recording by a dropbox or youtube link. Your audition recording should contain 4-10 minutes of a prepared solo or excerpts of several solo works. The video recording may be accompanied or unaccompanied. 

    String Auditions:

  • Send in the 2021 MTSU HSHO application by emailed attachment or on-line application form.
  • Send in an emailed recommendation from your High School Orchestra/Band director or Youth Orchestra director. This can be sent directly to Dr. Nies from your director. (2019 MTSU HSHO members do not need to send a director's recommendation.)
  • Send in your audition video recording by a dropbox or unlisted youtube link. Your audition recording should contain 4-10 minutes of a prepared solo or excerpts of several solo works. The video recording may be accompanied or unaccompanied
  • If you were selected as a member of an All-State Orchestra or as a member of the 2019 MTSU HSHO you do not need to send an on-line audition for the 2020 Honors Orchestra if you meet the priority application deadline of October 9. You are pre-qualified for membership in the 2021 MTSU Honors Orchestra.
  • String seating placement auditions will take place during the first rehearsal. Audition material will be selected from the 2021 MTSU HSHO repertoire.

Contact Dr. Nies for more information. (Carol.Nies@mtsu.edu | 615-898-5318 

MTSU HONORS ORCHESTRA HOTEL INFORMATION

(For students and their families who are from outside the Middle Tennessee area)

SLEEP INN- SPECIAL MTSU HIGH SCHOOL HONORS ORCHESTRA RATE:

193 Chaffin Place- exit 78B from Interstate 24

Call 615-396-3000 to reserve a room at the special MTSU High School Honors Orchestra rate*.  Rooms at this special rate are limited, so reserve your room as soon as possible. The 2021 MTSU HSHO discount rate is listed under "MTSU Honors Orchestra" rate. (All hotel costs and meal costs are the responsibility of each participant.)

*PLEASE NOTE- Check with Sleep Inn for their cancellation policy.

 

If the Sleep Inn (193 Chaffin Place) is full, ask if there is a special rate for MTSU activities at the hotel that you are making a reservation at. Many hotels in Murfreesboro do offer special rates for MTSU activities.
 


THE MTSU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Dr. Carol Nies, Music Director

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The MTSU Symphony Orchestra is the premiere orchestral ensemble of the MTSU School of Music. Repertoire is selected from masterpieces of the standard orchestral literature and outstanding contemporary compositions. The Symphony is open to all MTSU students (regardless of major), faculty and staff by audition. Audition excerpts are listed below.

Placement in the MTSU Symphony or the MTSU Chamber Orchestra is not final until audition results are posted. Reserve Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Concert Orchestra rehearsal times in your schedule until audition results are posted on D2L and on the Orchestra Bulletin Board (located outside of WMB 173).

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Rehearsal Times: Tuesdays 5:00- 6:30 PM          Thursdays 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Location: Instrumental Rehearsal Hall, WMB 173

Tuesday, August 24- First Rehearsal- String Section Rehearsals- Check the Symphony Board for section locations

Thursday, August 26- First Full Orchestra Rerhearsal

 

Check D2L for the MTSU Symphony Roster

Check the Orchestra Bulletin Board (located outside of WMB 173) for the MTSU Symphony Roster, Announcements and Rehearsal Order

 

  Contact Dr. Nies for more information. (Carol.Nies@mtsu.edu | 615-898-5318

 

 

 


The MTSU CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 

 

chamber orchestraThe Chamber Orchestra is composed of the leading members of the MTSU Symphony Orchestra. Repertoire is selected from all periods of the Chamber Orchestra literature. The Chamber Orchestra is open to all MTSU students, faculty and staff by audition. Placement in the MTSU Chamber Orchestra is not final until audition results are posted.

Rehearsal Time: Fridays, 1:50- 2:45 PM. Music Hall

MTSU CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AUDITION INFORMATION

See audition information above for the MTSU Symphony. 

Contact Dr. Andrea Dawson for more information. (Andrea.Dawson@mtsu.edu) | 615-898-2484)

 THE MTSU CONCERT ORCHESTRA

 

 The MTSU Concert Orchestra offers the opportunity for all MTSU students, faculty and staff to enjoy participation in an orchestral ensemble. An audition is not required. Repertoire is selected from all periods of orchestral literature. The MTSU Concert Orchestra has premiered many compositions and arrangements by MTSU students. Contact Dr. Carol Nies, Music Director to reserve a position in the Concert Orchestra (Carol.Nies@mtsu.edu). Music Education and Performance majors may audition to serve as assistant conductors.

Rehearsal Time: 3:15- 4:15 PM, Fridays (Instrumental Rehearsal Hall)

First rehearsal- Friday, August 27

Check D2L and the Orchestra Bulletin Board outside of WMB 173 for updated Rehearsal Information

Contact Dr. Nies for more information. (Carol.Nies@mtsu.edu | 615-898-5318)