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Sinfonia at Seton Hill logo Sinfonia at Seton Hill is an artistic and educational ensemble performing repertoire for chamber orchestra. Membership is open to Seton Hill string majors, non-majors and community adult string musicians. Select members of the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds will partner with Sinfonia to perform works for full orchestra.

Music Director & Conductorphoto of Christopher Marra

Chris Marra is currently the Director of Instrumental Activities at Seton Hill University. As a part of his duties, Chris is the conductor of the Westmoreland Symphonic Winds, the Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, and teaches courses in music education and conducting. He is also currently completing a Ph.D in Music Education with an emphasis in wind band conducting from the University of Michigan. Prior to doctoral studies, Chris taught high school band and orchestra for 10 years in San Jose, CA where he held board positions with the CMEA Bay Section and the California Band Directors Association. Chris holds a B.S. in Music Education from Duquesne University and an MM in Music Education with an emphasis in wind band conducting from Northwestern University. Chris is also an active clinician and adjudicator within several state organizations as well as Drum Corps International.

Who Must Audition?

  • All prospective members are required to perform an audition.
  • All members must re-audition each year.

When & Where Will Auditions be Held?

  • Auditions for the 2018-2019 season are completed.
  • Please contact the Manager at walters@setonhill.edu if you are interested in joining the ensemble.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals are held Monday evenings from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center's Johnson Rehearsal Room 

For more information, contact Michelle Walters at walters@setonhill.edu or (724) 552-2923.