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Concert Bands

Chamber Players

Dr. Sean Kelley, Conductor


Founded in 2016, The Chamber Players is the newest and most selective ensemble at North Central College. Based on the orchestral wind section, members are chosen for participation each year based on ability. Repertoire includes the wind works of Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, Gounod, and Dvorak, among others. The ensemble rehearses 2 to 3 hours per week and performs at regular band program concerts as well as special events throughout North Central College and the Naperville area. Core instrumentation comprises flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, and horns. For more information, please contact Dr. Sean Kelley.


AUDITION MATERIALS
There are two flute and one oboe openings for the 2018-2019 academic year. Please click on the appropriate link below for audition instructions and materials.

Flute/Piccolo
Oboe


Recent Repertoire Includes:
Petite Symphonie, Gounod
Old Wine in New Bottles, Jacob
Serenade in C minor, Mozart
Rondino, Beethoven
Little Symphony, Schubert

Performance Recordings
Petite Symphonie
Old Wine in New Bottles

Registration Information
By audition only-- contact Dr. Sean Kelley
MUS 307 Section 4
Fall, Winter, and Spring Terms

Course Information
Location: Fine Arts Center, Room 114
Rehearsals: Fridays, 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm

Concert Winds

Dr. Larry Van Oyen, Conductor


The North Central College Concert Winds is an audition-based ensemble that performs the most challenging and highest quality repertoire for wind band genre. Students from all majors are welcome to audition. Talent-based scholarships are available for participating students. For more information, please contact Dr. Lawrence Van Oyen.

Recent Repertoire Includes:
...and the mountains rising nowhere, Schwantner
Angels in the Architecture, Ticheli
Rocky Point Holiday, Nelson
Suite from "The Firebird," Stravinsky
Lincolnshire Posy, Grainger
Kingfishers Catch Fire, Mackey
Carmina Burana, Orff

Registration Information
By audition only-- contact Dr. Lawrence Van Oyen.
MUS 114 Section 1
Fall, Winter, and Spring Terms

Course Information
Location: Fine Arts Center, Room 114
Rehearsals: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00 pm to 3:50 pm

Symphony Band

Dr. Sean Kelley, Conductor


The North Central College Symphony Band is a non-audition ensemble that performs core and emerging repertoire for the wind band. Students from all majors are welcome to participate. Talent-based scholarships are available for participating students. For more information, please contact Dr. Sean Kelley.

Recent Repertoire Includes:
Trittico, Nelhybel
Symphony in B flat, Hindemith
First Suite in E flat, Holst
O Magnum Mysterium, Lauridsen/Reynolds
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Del Borgo
Variants on a Medieval Tune, Dello Joio
Variations on "America," Ives

Performance Recordings
Smetana Fanfare, Husa
A Prairie Hymn, Kelley
Variations on "America", Ives
Symphony in B flat, Hindemith
The Washington Post, Sousa

Registration Information
MUS 117 Section 1
Fall, Winter, and Spring Terms

Course Information
Location: Fine Arts Center, Room 114
Rehearsals: Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:40 pm to 3:50 pm