IMPORTANT CONCERT ORCHESTRA DOCUMENTS FOR 2013-14
Concert Orchestra Handbook
ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM
2013-14 Concert Orchestra Schedule
Merchandise order form
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.
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00pm, Mayflower Church, 106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis
2013 – 14 Retreats
Fall: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 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 25, 2014, 9am-2pm, Hopkins High School
Description & Requirements
• Typical grades: 6 – 11
• Students develop their technical and ensemble skills through a variety of repertoire
• New members proficient in four sharps and four flats
• String players have some knowledge of higher positions, vibrato and various articulations
• Wind and percussion players have developing technique and tone
• Percussionists tune timpani from a given pitch
• Review audition requirements
*2013 – 14 Tuition & Fees
$100 retreat fee
*Tuition for students joining in January is 60% of the listed amount, plus $50 retreat fee
Driving Directions: Concert Orchestra
106 East Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis
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.