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 Reed Chamberlin, a recent addition to the Seton Hill faculty, serving as Director of Instrumental Activities. He arrived in the greater Pittsburgh area via Rochester New York, where he completed doctoral studies in conducting at the Eastman School of Music. Professor Chamberlin has extensive experience as a high school and university teacher and conductor, and we look forward to his contribution to students' music making in this new group.

Rehearsals

Weekly on Wednesday evenings, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Seton Hill's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Starting on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 through Wednesday April 2, 2014.

Performance

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. in Seton Hill's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. A dress rehearsal will take place Saturday afternoon.

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 rchamberlin@setonhill.edu. CDs may be sent by mail to:

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

Applications and audition recordings should be postmarked or emailed by Friday, December 13, 2013. Click here to download 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.