Music Ensembles

 
 

Three Rivers Youth Wind Ensemble

The Three Rivers Youth Wind Ensemble is an auditioned honor band that provides a high-level experience for students from all over Western Pennsylvania. Members of the group rehearse weekly in our performance hall, perform high quality repertoire, bond and network with other high school musicians, and experience the artistry and fun of successful music making.

The group is conducted by The SHU Director of Instrumental Activities.

Rehearsals

Weekly on Thursday evenings in April, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Seton Hill's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.

Performance

The group will perform during the spring concert with the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds in Seton Hill's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall.

Audition Requirements

  • Woodwinds/Brass: Two contrasting excerpts (technical/expressive), approximately 2 minutes each.
  • Percussion: One mallet excerpt and one snare drum excerpt, approximately 2 minutes each. Please indicate timpani experience on application.

Audio files (under 25 MB) can be emailed to walters@setonhill.edu. CDs may be sent by mail to:

Three Rivers Youth Wind Ensemble
c/o Michelle Walters
One Seton Hill Drive
Greensburg, Pa 15601

Deadlines for applications and fees can be found on the application form.

There is a participation fee of $115 due in February for participants (there is no audition or application fee). This fee covers the cost of music, instruction and administrative support of the group.


Clarinet Choir


Jackie Hooper, Director 

The Clarinet Choir is currently open to middle school through adult students who have had at least two years experience at school and/or with private lessons. Choirs meet each semester, with sufficient enrollment. 

See application for fees.

This is a chance for musicians to experience chamber music. The students will have basic musical and technical concepts reinforced and rehearse music in a small ensemble setting. Performances will be scheduled when possible. The reshearsal and performance schedules for each ensemble will be determined by the directors.

Class Schedule: Sundays 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Cost: $60 per semester
Location: Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center 


Adult and Intermediate Flute Choirs

Michele Boulet, Director


The Flute Choirs are currently open to middle school through adult students who have had at least two years experience at school and/or with private lessons. Choirs meet each semester, with sufficient enrollment. 

See application for fees.

This is a chance for musicians to experience chamber music. The students will have basic musical and technical concepts reinforced and rehearse music in a small ensemble setting. Performances will be scheduled when possible. The reshearsal and performance schedules for each ensemble will be determined by the directors.




Noteworthy, the Seton Hill University Young Singers Ensemble

Lisa Borbonus, Director


Noteworthy, the Seton Hill Young Singers Ensemble, is a place where young people come to do the extraordinary. Children in grades one, two and three from across Westmoreland County gather together to become better singers by learning the basics in an age-appropriate and fun manner. This process of ensemble music-making will cultivate each child’s sense of commitment, self-confidence, a love of music and performing. The ensemble experience culminates with a performance for friends and family on the last day of class.   

Class Schedule: Tuesdays 7-7:45 p.m.
Cost: $50 per child
Location: Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center 



For more information, or to register for an ensemble, please contact the Director of Community Music: (724) 552-2923, walters@setonhill.edu.