General Guidelines: Hopkins Symphony Orchestra and Hopkins Symphony Chamber Orchestra
|Hopkins Symphony Orchestra||Hopkins Symphony Chamber Orchestra|
|Conductor||Jed Gaylin||Vladimir Lande|
|Performances/year||4 concerts for grown-ups + 1 for kids||3 partial concerts|
Most Monday evenings, some Thursday evenings, and a few Friday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Friday evenings, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, and one late Sunday morning.
|Concert times||Fall semester: Saturday evenings|
Spring semester: Saturday and Sunday afternoons
|Rehearsal and concert venues||Shriver Hall||SDS Room (Mattin Arts Center) and
Bunting-Meyerhoff Interfaith Center
|Repertoire||Standard and contemporary symphonic literature, a concerto at most concerts, some
opera and oratorio. Most seasons include a world premiere.
Concerts by season
|Standard and contemporary chamber orchestra and small-ensemble works. Each piece
requires different instruments, e.g., full string orchestra, woodwind quintet,
Baroque chamber orchestra.
Concerts by season
|Admission||By audition only, each September. Acceptance into the symphony is very competitive, and is more selective than for the chamber orchestra. Mid-season admission is extremely rare. Musicians accepted into the symphony orchestra are welcome also to play in the chamber orchestra.||By audition only, usually in September. Musicians who want to join HSO later in the season may be allowed to audition for the chamber orchestra. The chamber orchestra is less selective than the symphony. Musicians accepted only into the chamber orchestra are not permitted to play in the symphony orchestra unless they reaudition successfully. Most years, chamber string players get more performing opportunities than do chamber wind and brass players.|
|Required commitment||Most concerts each season; at least 6 of 8 rehearsals per concert.||Sign up for 1 concert at a time; try to attend all rehearsals.|
|Concert dress||Ladies: long black (long black dress, or black blouse and black slacks/long black
Gentlemen: black tuxedo or suit, white shirt, black bow tie.
|Ladies: long black (long black dress, or black blouse and black slacks/long black
Gentlemen: black shirt, black slacks.
|Membership for both orchestras||Open to JHU undergraduate and graduate students from all schools except the Peabody Conservatory; JHU faculty, staff, alumnae/i; and community musicians. Qualified JHU undergraduates are given first priority for admission.|
|Small chamber ensembles||Musicians may form an independent small chamber group, receive coaching, and, if they wish, audition to perform at an HSO chamber concert. About half of each chamber concert is devoted to small-ensemble works, and half to the chamber orchestra.|
|HSO Concerto Competition||Open to all JHU undergraduate and graduate students not majoring in music. The next competition will be held in 2011-12. The prize is a performance with the orchestra.|