Concert Orchestra

IMPORTANT CONCERT ORCHESTRA DOCUMENTS FOR 2013-14
Concert Orchestra Handbook
2013-14 Concert Orchestra Schedule
Attendance Policy
Absence Form
Merchandise order form
Percussion Requirements

STUDENT INITIATIVES SPRING 2014 
Student Ambassador Application

Conductor
BENJAMIN KLEMME, CONCERT ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR
Dedicated to finding innovative ways to employ his commitment to music education, Benjamin Klemme works to develop partnerships with schools and performers in his community to go beyond his work on the podium. In New Mexico, he helped bring classical music to life for young people through his work with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s “Music In Our Schools” program. He was the founding music department chair at New Mexico School for the Arts, and served as Music director of the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association for four years. Mr. Klemme earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Iowa and a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He is currently a James Sample Conducting Fellow at the University of Minnesota where he is pursuing the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting; he conducts the University’s Campus Orchestras and serves as an Assistant Conductor of the Opera Theatre. Mr. Klemme lives in White Bear Lake with his wife, violinist Deborah Klemme, and sons Simon and Winston.

2013-14 Rehearsals
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00pm, Mayflower Church, 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis
Driving directions listed below.

New 2014-15 Rehearsal Day/Location
Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00pm, Richfield United Methodist Church, 5835 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis
Driving directions listed below.

Schedule
2013-14 Concert Orchestra Schedule
Stay tuned for 2014-15 schedule.

2014 – 15 Retreats
Fall: Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:45am – 5:15pm, Camp St. Croix, Hudson, WI (Note: if taking the bus to Camp St. Croix, students must be dropped of at Mayflower Church, Mpls at 8:30am and picked up at 6:00pm)
Winter: Saturday, January 31, 2015, 9am-2pm, Hopkins High School

Description & Requirements
• Review audition requirements
• Typical grades: 6 – 12
• Advanced repertoire includes original classical works
• New members should have good sight-reading skills and be proficient in advanced key signatures
• String players have experience with higher positions, vibrato and various articulations
• Wind and percussion players have developing technique and tone
• Percussionists tune timpani from a given pitch

2014 – 15 Tuition & Fees
$675 tuition*
$100 retreat fee
*Tuition for students joining in January is 60% of full year costs, plus $50 retreat fee

Scholarships Available
Scholarship Application

2013-14 Driving Directions: Concert Orchestra
Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55419
The church is centrally located at the intersection of I-35W and Diamond Lake Road in south Minneapolis.

I-35W Southbound: Take I-35W south to Diamond Lake Rd Exit. Stay straight onto Stevens Ave. Turn right (west) onto Diamond Lake Rd. Church is on the right.

I-35W northbound: Take I-35W north to Diamond Lake Rd Exit. Turn left (west) onto Diamond Lake Rd. Cross the bridge over I-35W. Church is on the right.

Parking: Free parking is available in the church lot (accessible from Diamond Lake Road) and on nearby residential streets.

2014-15 Driving Directions: Concert Orchestra
Richfield United Methodist Church
5835 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419
The church is conveniently located on the east side of Lyndale Ave. in Minneapolis just north of Bachmans.

I-35W Southbound: Take I-35W south. Take the Minnesota 62 West exit. Exit on Lyndale Avenue. Turn right (north) onto Lyndale Avenue. Church will be in the fourth block on the right.

I-35W northbound: Take I-35W north. Take exit 11 for Minnesota 62 West. Slight right onto MN-121. Take the first right onto West 58th Street. Take the first right (south) onto Lyndale Avenue South. Church will be on your left.

Parking: Free parking is available in the church lot (accessible from Lyndale Avenue South).

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