The Music Society’s annual Soloist Competition is officially open!
You can audition on any instrument (including voice), providing that you have identified a work that could be performed with a Music Society ensemble. Please remember that these are all student ensembles, and carefully choose your solo piece accordingly. The competition will be judged by a panel led by Daniele Rosina.
Auditions will take place on Friday 1st of November in the Elgar Concert Hall (Bramall Building) between 1:30pm-6:30pm, with 20-minute slots available for sign-up in the Music Office now. You will need to sign up on the Sheet available in the Music Office in the Frankland Building (giving name, email, instrument and chosen solo piece), however, there are limited spaces available in which to audition, so signup will be done on a first come first serve basis. Please also collect an audition form from the office when you signup.
If you need any guidance on whether your piece is suitable, please contact Christina (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will be happy to chat it through.
For the audition itself, you will need to have prepared the entirety of your chosen work and be prepared to play the first movement along with parts of the later movements which will be chosen by the panel. Any cadenzas should also be prepared.
You should also have a copy of your music for the panel (piano reduction or full score), and ensure that you have a good accompanist, with whom you will have rehearsed beforehand.
An overall winner will then be selected, who will perform their chosen piece with their chosen ensemble in the Spring term. Up to two additional entries may be given the chance to perform their chosen piece as well.
Last years’ winner was Josh Rapley, who performed Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto with the Symphony Orchestra.
Please feel free to email Cait, the society President, with any questions you may have about any of the above, and the best of luck to all looking to audition!