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High Plains Sinfonia

An orchestra for string players in 6th through 9th grade

Due to coronavirus considerations, the High Plains Sinfonia will have a limited schedule of activities in the Fall 2020 semester. Our plan is to give a ‘virtual’ orchestra performance at the end of the semester. Each Sinfonia member will record their part which will then be assembled into a virtual orchestra, with all members playing together.

We will have rehearsals via Zoom, mostly in small groups, with a schedule to be announced. If conditions allow, we may have some in person rehearsals/activities. You will be contacted by email about the schedule and activities.

In the Spring 2021 semester, we hope to move to in person rehearsals and activities, as conditions allow.

 

FALL 2020 AUDITION DATE AND TIME:

  • Monday, August 31

  • Beginning at 6:20 p.m.

  • Schedule and audition at UW String Project online using this link, or phone 766-3335 or email Jim Przygocki at przygcki@uwyo.edu to schedule an audition time.

  • You may also submit a recording of your audition material, if you prefer. Recordings must be received by Monday, August 31

AUDITION PROCEDURES

  • Via Zoom – you will be sent a Zoom meeting invitation for your audition time

  • Via recording – please submit a video recording file or a link to a Youtube recording to Jim Przygocki at przygcki@uwyo.edu.

WHO CAN AUDITION?

  • String players in 6th-9th grades

REHEARSALS:

  • Mondays from 7:00-8:15 p.m.

  • Exact schedule TBA

REHEARSAL LOCATION:

  • Via Zoom to start the Fall 2020 semester

  • Any in person rehearsals will take place in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts, Room 1050, if allowed

REGISTRATION and TUITION FEE:

UW String Project Students: Regular UW String Project Tuition, with no additional fees

Non-UW String Project students: $40

DIRECTOR:                            

            Jim Przygocki

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Scales 

    • Violins: G major, two octaves; B-flat major, one octave

    • Violas: C major, two octaves; B-flat major, one octave

    • Cellos: C major, two octaves; B-flat major, one octave

    • Basses: G major, one octave; B-flat major, one octave

  • Sight reading—a short excerpt will be provided at the audition

  • A solo for your instrument—First violinists must demonstrate an ability to play in 3rd position or higher

A solo is a piece of music for your instrument alone or with piano accompaniment. (You don’t need to play with piano for your audition.) Orchestra and ensemble music with multiple parts are not considered solos. Consult with your teacher if you are unsure what to play.

Suggested solos:

            VIOLIN AND VIOLA: Suzuki Book 2-level or higher

            CELLO: Suzuki Book 1, Minuet #2-level or higher

            BASS: Solo of your choice

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

JIM PRZYGOCKI AT przygcki@uwyo.edu, 766-3335

UW String Project website: http://www.uwyo.edu/stringproject/

 

PARTICIPATION IN YOUR PUBLIC SCHOOL STRING PROGRAM IS REQUIRED FOR ALL SINFONIA MEMBERS WHO ATTEND SCHOOLS WITH STRING PROGRAMS

Contact Us

James Przygocki, Director and Master Teacher for group instruction

Phone: 307-766-3335

Email: przygcki@uwyo.edu

Sherry Sinift, Master Teacher for private lessons

Phone: 307-766-5243

Email: sinift@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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