String, wind, brass, and percussion players! Here's your chance to play original masterpieces by Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, and Beethoven, as well as music from the 20th century, including popular music classics by Led Zeppelin and the Beatles. The music is fun and challenging.
BRING A FRIEND DAY: The second rehearsal in spring is open to any high school musician who would like to experience the orchestra – for free! Members of the group are encouraged to bring a friend that day, but anyone is welcome to attend this rehearsal. There’s no fee and no obligation. We hope you’ll call to sign up for an audition time in spring, and, hopefully become a member of the orchestra next year.
This annual competition is for musicians who are 18 years old or younger and who live within a 75-mile radius of DeKalb. Players are expected to perform one memorized movement of a standard concerto or work with orchestral accompaniment. Competitors need not be in the CSA Sinfonia. Winners may not compete again on the same instrument. Details and application forms are available online and in the office. The winner receives a prize of $200 and performs the concerto with the orchestra at the February concert. Applications are due in Oct. and auditions are in November.
The winner in 2012 was Serena Harnack, who performed Concerto No. 4 by Vieuxtemps with the orchestra on February 20. Serena is 14 years old and lives in Glen Ellyn.
Auditions for the 2013-2014 Season. If you are interested in joining the orchestra, contact the office at (815) 753-1450 to request an audition. Bring two pieces in contrasting styles (e.g., slow and fast) to play at the audition.
Note: All new and current wind, brass, and percussion players and all new string players must audition. Current string players are invited to register without auditioning.
Here's a flyer to view and print with information about the auditions.
Director: Linc Smelser