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Wind Symphony

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Jared Chase, director

NYSSMA Conference

Nazareth College Wind Symphony has been accepted to perform at the Rochester Riverside Conference Center, Lilac Ballroom during the 8:45 Concert Hour of the New York State School Music Association State Conference, December 6, 2013.

Wind Symphony

The Nazareth College Wind Symphony is under the direction of Dr. Jared Chase.  It is available for ALL majors at Nazareth College.  The ensemble is dedicated to presenting an exciting variety of works from all musical periods, cultures and styles, featuring both core and contemporary repertoire, and new pieces by emerging composers. The Wind Symphony performs at least two concerts each semester in Linehan Chapel as well as concerts of campus. Concerts are free and open to the public.  

In addition, this ensemble also frequently tours throughout the region and will be featured at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Conference in December of 2013.  

The Wind Symphony is actively involved in the commissioning and premieres of new works for winds, and performs the best recent music for winds, as well as some of the concert bands most important repertoire. Upcoming premieres include Steve Danyew’s “This World Alive , Summer Nights by Nebojsa Macura, as well as a new piece by Nazareth College faculty member Jennifer Bellor

Membership in the Wind Symphony is open to all Nazareth students and others regardless of major.  Rehearsals are Mondays (4:00-5:30) and Wednesdays (5:30-7:00 pm).  If you are interested or would like more information click here, or contact Dr. Chase.

2013-2014 Season

Friday, September 27th 7:30 pm Side by Side, Op. 2 – Shared Concert with the Nazareth Symphony Orchestra

Gustav Holst: Second Suite in F
J.S. Bach: Come Sweet Death
Percy Grainger: Colonial Song
David Maslanka: Give Us This Day

Saturday, November 9th 7:30 pm "Celebration of Life"

Jennifer Bellor: Electric Vortex (premiere)
Steve Danyew: This World Alive (premiere)
Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic: Tales from the Center of the Earth, Op. 33
Kristen Shiner McGuire
, percussion
Morten Lauridsen: Contre Qui, Rose
Dan Welcher: Zion

Saturday, December 6th 8:45 pm (NYSSMA Conference)

Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic: Tales from the Center of the Earth, Op. 33
Kristen Shiner McGuire, percussion
Jennifer Bellor: Electric Vortex (premiere)
Morten Lauridsen: Contre Qui, Rose
Dan Welcher: Zion

Friday, February 14th 7:30 pm "Eine kleine nachtmusik"

Gustav Holst: First Suite in Eb, Mvt. 1
Steven Bryant: Suite Dreams

Nebojsa Macura: Summer Nights (premiere)

Gustav Mahler: Un Mitternacht
Dr. Mario Martinez, baritone
Rolf Rudin: The Dream of Oenghus

Saturday, April 12th 7:30 pm "Dreams and Fantasies"

Featuring Graham Thompson, Wind Symphony Concerto Competition Winner
Saint-Saens: Morceau de Concert, Op. 94
Johan de Meji: Symphony No. 1 "The Lord of the Rings"

Concert Repertoire 2012-2013

Seating Auditions

Seating auditions for the Wind Symphony will be held during the first three days of fall semester classes. Signup sheets will be posted at least one week prior on the bulletin board outside of Room A92 in the Nazareth College Arts Center. Materials required for auditions will include:

  • Major Scales (multiple octaves whenever possible)
  • Chromatic Scale (full range)
  • Prepared work(s) of the student's choice (2-3 minutes)  Percussionist this should be a snare drum solo.
  • Required audition excerpts (click to download file with the required excerpts for that instrument)

Nazareth College Pep Band

This group performs for many of the basketball games and is open to all students without an audition. Rehearsals begin in November. If you are interested click here or contact Prof. Zugelder at 

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