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Case Camerata Chamber Orchestra


The Case Camerata Chamber Orchestra ( MUEN 386 ) is open to all CWRU students, faculty, and community members by audition who play string instruments and who desire to perform in an flexible instrumental music setting .  The group rehearses twice per week for a total of 90 minutes and performs 2 to 4 concerts per academic year.  The repertoire performed in this ensemble is wide ranging and drawn from a variety of smaller chamber genres that include pieces from the baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary stylistic periods.  Some of the pieces are conducted and others are rehearsed collaboratively by the group with coaching from the director.  The group collectively decides the program and many pieces use soloists from within the group.  Many first year students find that this group gives them a musical outlet and flexibility for leadership and solo performance.


Audition Information for Academic Year 2013 – 2014

An audition is required to enroll in MUEN 386, this year auditions will begin on Monday August 26, 2013 through Friday August 30, 2013 using the following schedule:

  • Monday August 26, 2013 – Music Major String Players, Horvath will assign
  • Tuesday August 27, 2013 – Non Music Major String Players
  • Wednesday August 28, 2013 – Non Music Major String/Wind Players
  • Thursday August 29, 2013 – Non Music Major String/Wind Players
  • Friday August 30, 2013 – Non Music Major String/Wind Players

An Audition Sign Up Sheet will be posted on Dr. Horvath’s office door ( Haydn Hall Room 305 ) on Monday August 19th and all non majors string players are expected to sign up prior to the beginning of class.  All MUSIC MAJORS will be assigned an audition time by Dr. Horvath.


Plan to arrive about 15 minutes early so that you have time to warm up and fill out an Ensemble Card.

Audition Requirements for all CASE students, faculty, staff, and community members for Entrance and Initial Placement are:

  • a.   one or 2 Octave Major Scales
  • b.  Solo Piece (can be a concerto, sonata, or an etude that shows your level of  technique not to exceed 5 minutes)
  • c.  Orchestral Excerpts (STRINGS ONLY, Downloadable from the Music Department  web-site)
  • d.  Sight Reading

Audition Information and Materials:

Announcement about rehearsals and other ensemble information can be found at the CCC Orchestra Blog.

Ensemble Details

Dr. Nita Karpf, Conductor

  • Rehearsals: Denison Rehearsal Hall, Tues. and Thurs. 4:30-6 PM
  • Course Number: MUEN 386
  • Participation Requirements: Requires audition for placement and section assignment