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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.  Additionally, there are opportunities for this group to collaborate with other ensembles in the Music Department including the Case Chorale, the Case University Circle Symphony Orchestra, and others.

Audition Information for Academic Year 2017 – 2018


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 28, and continue through Thursday August 31, 2017.  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 onJuly 31,2017


( link will be added on Monday July 31 )


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


Tuesday August 29, 2017 Non Music Major Musicians

Wednesday August 30, 2017

Non Music Major Musicians
Thursday August 31, 2017 Non Music Major Musicians


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 20, 2017 via this page )


Audition Materials








Class Information


Case Camerata Chamber Orchestra Syllabus for Academic Year 2017 – 2018 will be posted by August 28th




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.
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