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Department of Music

College of Arts & Sciences

High Plains Sinfonia

Directed by Jim Przygocki

Auditions

String players in 6th - 9th grade are eligible to audition.

Fall: Monday, September 12, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Spring: Monday, January 30

Auditions take place in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts, Room 1050

Schedule and audition at String Project registration, or phone (307) 766-3335 or email przygcki@uwyo.edu

Audition Requirements

  • Scales (violins): G major, two octaves; B-flat major, one octave
  • Scales (violas): C major, two octaves; B-flat major, one octave
  • Scales (cellos): C major, two octaves; B-flat major, one octave
  • Scales (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 third position or higher

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

Suggested solos:

  • Violin and viola: Suzuki Book 2 or higher
  • Cello: Suzuki Book 1, Minuet #2 or higher
  • Bass: solo of your choice

For more information, contact Jim Przygocki at przygcki@uwyo.edu or (307) 766-3335.

Rehearsals

Mondays from 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts, Room 1050

Registration and Tuition Fee

$35 tuition plus a $5 registration fee and a $5 material fee ($45 total; cash or checks payable to "UW String Project")

There is no additional tuition for String Project students.


Participation in a public school string program is required for all Sinfonia members who attend schools with string programs.

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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

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