2005 OSAI Orchestral & Choral Music Information
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ORCHESTRA

Application Deadline: February 4, 2005

The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute Orchestra is a full concert orchestra. All participants rehearse and perform with professional orchestral musicians under the direction of internationally recognized conductors. The daily schedule includes full orchestra rehearsals as well as individual and sectional coaching. Repertoire consists of standard and contemporary symphonic literature. The orchestra performs two concerts during the Institute.

Audition Requirements
  • All auditions must be unaccompanied.
  • Play a two-octave major scale of your choice in slow quarter notes.
  • Perform a solo or excerpt from a symphony (no etudes) a maximum of three minutes long. The work should demonstrate your ability to play lyrically and technically.
  • Sight-read
Percussionists
  • Perform a short solo or etude on snare, timpani, and marimba
  • Sight-read on snare and marimba
Harpists
  • PLEASE NOTE: Harpists may only audition in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, and must provide their own instruments.
  • Two harp students are accepted.
  • At the audition, perform the cadenza from the fourth movement of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol and perform two solos of contrasting periods and styles.
Flutists
  • While piccolo is a part of the Institute orchestra, you must audition on flute.
Guitarists, pianists, and saxophonists are not a part of the Institute orchestra and need not apply.

CHORUS

Application Deadline: February 4, 2004

The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute Chorus is a 45-member chamber choir led by internationally recognized conductors and assisted by expert vocal teachers/coaches. The daily schedule includes full choir rehearsals as well as individual and sectional coaching. Students may also participate in supplemental study and ensemble work. Repertoire consists of a wide variety of standard and contemporary choral literature. The choir performs two concerts during the Institute.

Audition Requirements

  • Applicants must provide an accompanist. Audiotaped accompaniment is acceptable.
  • Perform a classical-style solo a maximum of three minutes long. (No popular-style solos, please.)
  • Sing short musical examples as played by an adjudicator
  • Vocalize as requested by the adjudicator
  • Sight-read

Application and Audition Requirements
  • Application Form and Supplemental Information
  • Two signed, sealed Recommendation Forms
  • One copy of your birth certificate
  • $10 application fee
  • $15 late fee, if applicable
As soon as possible, call the Oklahoma Arts Institute office at (405) 319-9019 to schedule attendance at one of the auditions. Audition spaces fill quickly. Please arrive early to check-in and warm-up. (Video tapes are not accepted as a substitute for live auditions.)

Orchestra & Chorus Audition Dates

Tulsa: Saturday, January 29th, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Holland Hall, 5666 East 81st Street

Lawton: Sunday, February 6th, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Eisenhower High School, 5202 West Gore Boulevard

Oklahoma City ORCHESTRA ONLY: Sunday, February 27, 2005, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Oklahoma City University, Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Building, 2501 Blackwelder

Bartlesville: Friday, February 11th, 3:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Bartlesville Mid-High School, 5900 Baylor Drive

Stillwater: Saturday, February 12th, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Oklahoma State University, Seretean Center

Durant: Saturday, February 19th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Fine Arts Building, 5th Street and University Street

Oklahoma City ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS: Saturday, February 26th, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Oklahoma City University, Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Building, 2501 Blackwelder


Music Judging Criteria
  • Tone
  • Technique
  • Musicality
  • Sight-reading
  • Tonal Memory (Choral Music only)

Adjudicators are college faculty, professional musicians, and members of the Oklahoma Arts Institute’s Music Advisory Panel.

The orchestra program of the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute is endowed by the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Orchestra Fund. The chorus program of the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute is endowed by the SBC Foundation Choral Music Fund.




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