LAKERS TOGETHER: Grand Valley is preparing for successful learning experiences when classes resume on Aug. 31. Learn more about the plan for fall in this handbook.
All brass, percussion, string and woodwind students enrolled in applied music lessons are required to participate in Wind Symphony except Bachelor of Arts majors who may elect other ensembles as indicated in the student handbook.
In response to the release of preliminary results of the Performing Arts Aerosol Study (https://www.nfhs.org/media/4029952/preliminary-testing-report-7-13-20.pdf) we are offering two sections of Wind Symphony (MUS 112).
Section 01 (Tuesday and Thursday, 2:30-5:20 pm). This will be an in-person ensemble composed of a series of chamber groups that will rehearse once or twice per week for approximately 30 minutes. Rehearsal and performance times will be established during the first week of classes. Auditions for Section 01 will be conducted through video submissions and require the preparation of a specific set of musical pieces which are available below.
Section 02 (online, asynchronous) Students will be assigned individual and/or group projects that are related to their degree program and require them to demonstrate advancing musicianship appropriate to their career goals. The section is only available to those students who are enrolled in applied lessons, are majoring in a music discipline, and need to fill this requirement remotely for Fall 2020.
Percussion: If you intend on doing in-person performance this fall, please audition as indicated below. You will enroll in percussion ensemble with Professor Secor. Please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students should register for their preferred section as soon as possible. Both sections are by instructor permit and you may obtain that permit by either submitting a request through Banner or by sending your name, G#, and selected section to Professor Kevin Tutt at email@example.com.
ORCHESTRA (MUS 103)
Symphony Orchestra will begin with two equally-balanced string orchestras with this M W F schedule: 1:00 to 1:30 Blue Orchestra; 1:30 to 1:50 room must be completely vacated for air scrubbing; 1:50 to 2:20 White Orchestra.
Please email Professor Duitman at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding this Fall and/or auditions.
Students should prepare a video of their performance of the audition excerpts and upload them to YouTube. You need to post the link either as "Unlisted" or "public". Do not post as "private" because the audition committee will not be able to view your videos.
Excerpts should be submitted by Tuesday, August 25 at 8 pm at this link (http://www.gvsu.edu/mtd/cms-form-edit.htm?formId=A4B1BD01-E6C3-257E-BFE22ECD0141E2B7).
Audition results for wind, brass, and percussion will be posted by 11:59 pm Friday, August 28. Ensemble assignments will be posted by Monday, August 31. If you have questions about the audition process, please contact Professor Kevin Tutt at email@example.com.
Students should prepare a video of their performance of the audition excerpts and upload them to YouTube. You need to post the link either as "Unlisted" or “Public.” Do not post as "private" because the audition committee will not be able to view your videos.
Excerpts should be submitted at this link (http://www.gvsu.edu/mtd/cms-form-edit.htm?formId=A4B1BD01-E6C3-257E-BFE22ECD0141E2B7) no later than Tuesday, August 25 at 8 pm.
Audition results for strings will be posted by 11:59 pm Friday, August 28. If you have questions about the audition process, please contact Professor Henry Duitman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Duitman will hold two Zoom meetings with students to answers questions about orchestra for the fall semester. If you are not on his mailing list and wish to be added, contact him at email@example.com.
For more information on how Orchestra will operate this semester, please visit https://www.gvsu.edu/orchestra/symphony-orchestra-audition-7.htm