Today we were visited by the Associate Director of the School of Music and the Director of Bands at Georiga State University, Dr. Robert Ambrose. Dr. Ambrose taught us a lot about rhythmic sensitivity and the importance of listening responsibilities. He encouraged and inspired all of us to dig deeper in our music making and was very complimentary of our students hard work!
Below is a link to a Concert Competition hosted by GSU. This would be a great opportunity for our students to work with one of the best college ensembles in the nation and a chance to earn some money, too.
Please visit their website http://www.music.gsu.edu/hsconcertocompetition.aspx for rules, regulations, repertoire list, and more. This is becoming an annual event, so if you’re not ready this year then start preparing for next year. Just setting the goal and getting started on learning this level of literature will prepare you for college auditions and will be a fulfilling endeavor. What are you waiting for?!
Georgia State University Bands is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual High School Concerto Competition for winds and percussion. The competition is open to high school musicians (grades 9-12) who play a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument. Each winner will receive a cash prize:
First Place – $500
Second Place – $300
Honorable Mention – $100
In addition, the First and Second Place Winners will perform as soloists with a Georgia State University Band on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 8 p.m. at the Rialto Center for the Arts on the Georgia State University campus.
Who is Eligible?
The 2015 competition is open to high school musicians (grades 9-12) enrolled during the 2014-2015 academic year. Performers of woodwind, brass, or percussion instruments may apply. Home school musicians are eligible.