Diablo Wind Symphony Auditions


The Diablo Wind Symphony will hold open auditions for the 2011-12 season. The youth wind ensemble, co-conducted by Dr. Eric Hammer and Diane Maltester, will be scheduling auditions on Mondays, March 28, April 4, and April 18 (4 – 6 pm) at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill.

Candidates must be between the ages of 14 and 21 and be enrolled in their school band program unless their school does not have a band program.

Audition materials include major scales, a prepared technical excerpt, and a prepared melodic excerpt. Audition dates, and times may be reserved by emailing John Maltester, DWS Artistic Director, at maltester@comcast.net.

The DWS represents over thirty schools and spans four counties. It presents four concerts a year and activities include retreats, clinics, and working with guest artists. Tuition is $450 for high school students and $300 for college students, with some scholarships available. The DWS is co-sponsored by the Blue Devils’ Parents Association and Saint Mary’s College.

More information is available by contacting John Maltester ( maltester@comcast.net / 925.765.4636 ) or visiting the Diablo Wind Symphony webpage.

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