Our Ensembles

We have two large ensembles, Main and Philharmonic, along with smaller Chamber groups.

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Main

The Main Ensemble is a non-audition, full symphony orchestra that consists of roughly a hundred members who choose the semester’s repertoire, conductors, and leadership. CSO Main has a relaxed environment that’s perfect for people who want to keep up their passion for music without the stress of a high time commitment. Every member of CSO is in the Main ensemble - it's the heart of the orchestra. We accept all skill levels, so any company is welcome!

 

Repertoire

  • Easier to moderate difficulty (approx. grade 3-4)

  • Fall 2018 Repertoire:

    • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End by Hans Zimmer

    • UP by Michael Giacchino

    • Across the Stars by John Williams

    • Marche Slave by Tchaikovsky

 
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Rehearsal Time

 

Membership Requirements

  • No audition required

  • Dues: $25 per semester

  • Attendance: May miss no more than three rehearsals to be eligible to play in the concert.

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Philharmonic

The Philharmonic Ensemble is an auditioned, full symphony orchestra of about thirty-five members and growing. It is meant for musicians who are up for the extra challenge that comes with playing more advanced repertoire. Note that all members of the Philharmonic must also be in the Main Ensemble.

 
 
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Repertoire

  • Two pieces in addition to the Main repertoire

  • Moderate to advanced difficulty (approx. grade 5-6)

  • Fall 2018 Repertoire:

    • Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Säens

    • Academic Festival Overture by Johannes Brahms

 

Rehearsal Time

 

Membership Requirements

  • Dues: $25 per semester

  • Attendance: May miss no more than three rehearsals to be eligible to play in the concert.

  • Audition: Take an audition at the beginning of the semester. Includes a major and chromatic scale along with some excerpts and sight-reading. More information about auditions.

 
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Chamber

Chamber Groups are small ensembles of 2-10 members that play music with a unique style or instrumentation. Members of a Chamber Group select their own repertoire, decide on a practice schedule, and have access to several unique performance opportunities. Chamber Groups are open to any member of CSO Main Ensemble that would like to join an existing Chamber Group - or create a new one!

 
 
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Groups from Last Semester

  • Jazz Combo aka TH_

  • Trombone Quartet aka The Rolling Bones aka BONE ZONE

  • String Ensemble

  • Wind Ensemble

Interested?

Learn about how to join or just stay up-to-date with CSO

 

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