Player Info

Rehearsal Absence Form

Player info and folder assignment form

Player group

LCO has a private Facebook group for players only. Requests to join must be approved by group administrators.

Auditions

First chair auditions will be held on Thursday, December 1, at 6:00 PM in the recital room in the basement of the Vance D. Rogers Fine Arts Building. This year the audition will be blind, and results will be announced following our rehearal.

Violin – First 2 chairs in Violin I, and first 2 chairs in Violin II

  1. 3-octave Eb Major scale. Tempo and rhythmic duration is your choice.

  2. Download on IMSLP the sheet music for Mazas Etudes, Op. 36 Book 2. Practice/prepare Etude 47. https://imslp.org/wiki/Etudes%2C_Op.36_(Mazas%2C_Jacques_F%C3%A9r%C3% A9ol)

  3. Download on IMSLP the sheet music for Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34, Violin I part. Practice/prepare Movement IV. Scena e Canto gitano by starting your performance at the solo cadenza (Top of PDF page 5) and finishing your performance at rehearsal 'N.' https://imslp.org/wiki/Spanish_Capriccio%2C_Op.34_(Rimsky-Korsakov%2C_Nikolay)

Viola – First 2 Chairs

  1. 3-octave Ab Major Scale. Tempo and rhythmic duration is your choice.

  2. Download on IMSLP the sheet music for Hoffmeister 12 Etudes for Viola. Practice/prepare Etude 7 (only the first page). http://vmirror.imslp.org/files/imglnks/usimg/5/5d/IMSLP26872-PMLP43327-Hoffmeister_-_Etudes_for_viola.pdf

  3. Download on IMSLP the sheet music for Rebecca Clarke Viola Sonata, I. Impetuoso, start your performance at the beginning of the movement and finish your performance at rehearsal '3.' https://imslp.org/wiki/Viola_Sonata_(Clarke%2C_Rebecca)

Cello – First 6 Chairs

  1. 3-octave A Major Scale. Tempo and rhythmic duration is your choice.

  2. Download on IMSLP the sheet music for Alwin Schroeder 170 Foundation Studies. Practice/prepare Etude 38 (only the first page). https://imslp.org/wiki/170_Foundation_Studies_for_Violoncello_(Schroeder%2C_Alwin)

  3. Download on IMSLP the sheet music for Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream Movement 1 Scherzo (after the Overture). Start your performance at letter 'C' and play until letter 'D,' then perform from letter 'N' and stop at letter 'O' in the same movement. https://imslp.org/wiki/A_Midsummer_Night's_Dream%2C_incidental_music%2C_Op.61_(Mendelssohn%2C_Felix)

Concert Attire

Concert attire will be all black, semi-formal to formal attire. Please do not wear a tuxedo or a jacket. If you're wearing a button-up shirt, it should be long sleeved. Dress or blouse tops should have at least capped sleeves. Please wear closed toe footwear. Group photos will be taken during the dress rehearsal prior to the concert on Sunday, November 6.

Player Responsibilities

Rehearsal Expectations

  • Keep conversation and phone usage to a minimum during rehearsal.

  • Regular and consistent attendance is paramount to the success of the group. The LCO Board of Directors has established the following guidelines for all players:

    • Players must attend a minimum of 50% of the rehearsals to be included in the program and be allowed to perform, for each concert. If a player is unable to meet this minimum threshold, they are asked not to perform in that concert.

    • Section leaders must attend a minimum of 75% of all rehearsals to hold a leadership role for each concert.

    • Dress rehearsals should not be missed as auditorium time is limited.

    • Reporting absences is the responsibility of the player.

Music

  • Music, when printed from imslp.org, can be recycled following the concert.

  • Music, when handed out by LCO, should be returned the day of the concert. Rehearsal markings need to be erased. LCO may fine players if purchased or rented music is not returned.