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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 desire to perform in an flexible but very high quality string 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.  

Audition Information for Academic Year 2015 – 2016

All Auditions for the Case University Circle Orchestra ( MUEN 385, Monday and Wednesday 7:00 – 8:30 pm ) and Case Camerata Chamber Orchestra ( MUEN 386, Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 – 8:30 pm ) will be held in the Denison/Wade Rehearsal Facility beginning on Monday, August 24, and continue through Friday, August 28, 2015.  Auditions begin each afternoon and go through the evening.  

Both orchestras require an audition for placement and seating. See below for more detailed information.

Students may signup for an AUDITION TIME using the link below:

Audition Sign-Up Spreadsheet

All auditions will consist of:

  • Scales ( up to 2 octave Major and Harmonic Minor scales )
  • A prepared piece (not to exceed 3 minutes) that shows your level of performance (can be an etude or a solo piece)
  • Orchestra Excerpts (For String Players ONLY available on July 1, 2015 via this page )  PLEASE CHOOSE A SECTION FROM EACH MOVEMENT THAT SHOWS YOUR TECHNICAL AND MUSICAL ABILITY 

The weekly audition schedule is divided into blocks of time for specific individuals as follows:

Monday August 24, 2015 MUSIC MAJOR String, Wind & Perc. Players, AS ASSIGNED
Tuesday August 25, 2015 Non Music Major String Players
Wednesday August 26, 2015 Non Music Major String Players
Thursday August 27, 2015 Non Music Major String Players
Friday August 28, 2015 Non Music Major String Players

Audition Materials

Violin Audition Info, Fall 2015

Viola Audition Info, Fall 2015

Cello Audition Info, Fall 2015

Bass Audition Info, Fall 2015

Class Information

Performance Dates and the class Syllabus will post on or before August 1, 2015

Ensemble Details

Dr. Kathleen Horvath & Dr. David Pope

  • Rehearsals: Wade Rehearsal Hall |, TR, 7:00-8:30 PM
  • Course Number: MUEN 386
  • Participation Requirements: Requires audition. Please email Dr. Horvath.