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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 2016 – 2017

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 29, and continue through Friday, September 2, 2016.  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 beginning on August 15, 2016

 Sign Up for an Audition Time Here:

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

Tuesday August 30, 2016 THE REMAINING MUSIC MAJOR WIND PLAYERS AS ASSIGNED as well as Non Music Major String Players
Wednesday August 31,2015 Non Music Major String, Wind and Percussion Players
Thursday August 27,2015 Non Music Major String, Wind and Percussion Players 

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, 2016 via this page )  PLEASE CHOOSE A SECTION FROM EACH MOVEMENT THAT SHOWS YOUR TECHNICAL AND MUSICAL ABILITY 



Audition Materials

Violin Audition Materials, AY 2016-17

Viola Audition Materials, AY 2016-17

Cello Audition Materials, AY 2016-17

Bass Audition Materials, AY 2016-17

Harp Audition Materials, AY 2016-17


Class Information

Case Camerata Chamber Orchestra Syllabus or AY 2016 – 2017

Camerata Syllabus – Fall 2016



Ensemble Details

Dr. David Pope & Dr. Kathleen Horvath

  • Rehearsals: Wade Rehearsal Hall |, TR, 7:00-8:30 PM
  • Course Number: MUEN 386
  • Participation Requirements: Requires audition. Please email Dr. Pope or Dr. Horvath.
Page last modified: August 16, 2016