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About the Program 



How can I get into the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra and String Arts Ensemble?
If you audition successfully for the Millikin University School of Music on violin, viola, cello, or orchestral bass, you will automatically become part of the orchestra program.  No further audition is necessary.


What if I play a wind or percussion instrument? 
If you are a music major or minor on a woodwind or brass instrument, your required major ensemble will always be the Concert Band or Symphonic Wind Ensemble.  However, you may also play in the orchestra upon placement by your studio teacher.   Percussionists rotate between Band, Wind Ensemble, and Orchestra.


What if I won’t be majoring in an orchestral instrument, but I’d like to keep up my playing?
If your primary medium is voice, piano, guitar, or some other non-orchestral instrument, you may still be able to play in the orchestra as an elective.  Violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists play an audition for the conductor.  If you play woodwind, brass, or percussion, you must be placed by the studio teacher.


What if I’m not going to major in music at all?
All Millikin students are eligible to audition for the orchestra on string instruments.  Wind, brass, and percussion players must be placed by the performance faculty.


Is financial aid available for playing in orchestra if it’s not my major instrument?
If you play an orchestral instrument, we encourage you to schedule an audition for the School of Music, regardless of your intended major.  Talent awards for ongoing and successful contributions to Millikin’s instrumental ensembles are available to all students.


Is the orchestra open to community players?
Per-service positions are available to experienced and qualified free-lance musicians by audition.  Please contact Dr. Luxner for the audition list.


What works have been performed by the Orchestra recently?


Barber
Beethoven

Brahms
Bruckner
Colgrass
Copland
Debussy
Dvorak
Elgar
Faure
Haydn
Mahler
Mendelssohn
Moravec
Mozart 
Mussorgsky
Ravel 
Rhodes
Saint-Saens
Schumann
Shostakovich   
Sondheim
Strauss 
Stravinsky
Tchaikovsky 
Verdi 
Wagner 
Walker
Warshauer

Knoxville, Summer of 1915
Symphonies Nos. 3,5,6,7, and 9, Piano Concertos Nos. 1,3,5
Symphony No. 4, Haydn Variations, Serenade in A, Piano Concerto No. 1
Psalm 150
As Quiet As
Tender Land Suite, Appalachian Spring Suite, Old American Songs
Nocturnes, Afternoon of a Faun
Cello Concerto, Symphony No. 9
Enigma Variations
Requiem
Creation, Nelson Mass, Symphony No. 81
Symphonies Nos. 1,2,4, and 5
Symphony No. 4
Songs of Love and War
Requiem, Symphonies Nos. 26, 41
Pictures at an Exhibition
Tombeau de Couperin, Pavane, Mother Goose Suite
Reels and Revelries
Symphony No. 3
Symphony No. 3
Symphony No. 5
Sweeney Todd
Death and Transfiguration
Rite of Spring
Symphony No. 4, Violin Concerto, Nutcracker
Requiem
Selections from Meistersinger, Tannhauser, and the Ring
Light of Three Mornings, Autumn Leaves
Jerusalem, Open your Gates 

Tickets for upcoming concerts can be purchased at the Millikin Box office through this link. http://www.millikin.edu/kirkland/ticketoffice/pages/default.aspx

 
 
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
 
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
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