(MUSI 334), 1 credit
The Campanile Orchestra is a symphony orchestra made up of talented non-music majors and members of the greater Rice community who wish to continue their orchestral activities. The group plays works from the standard literature and meets on Saturdays from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. The orchestra performs two concerts per academic year.
Auditions for new members interested in joining the Campanile Orchestra for Spring Semester 2020 will be taking place on Tuesday, January 14, from 7:30-10:00pm at the Shepherd School of Music (Alice Pratt Brown Hall). There will be a warm-up room available. Please send your availability in this time frame to email@example.com to schedule your audition.
Auditions are informal and will take up to seven minutes. Instrumentalists should prepare two contrasting excerpts from solo or orchestral works and scales. For the purposes of assigning seating, returning members are required to audition. If you are a percussionist, please send a brief email to the address below.
The first rehearsal will take place on Saturday, January 18.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next performance of the Campanile Orchestra will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 7:30 pm. Performances are held in Stude Concert Hall and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-serve (no tickets required).
A 2019 recipient of The Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, Joshua Hong is the sole orchestral conducting student of Larry Rachleff at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. At Rice, Joshua serves as Music Director of the Campanile Orchestra and appears in performance regularly with the Shepherd School Orchestras. Highlights of this season include a performance of Prokofiev’s 5th Symphony with the school’s Symphony Orchestra and a full program of Mendelssohn, Rossini, and Haydn with the Chamber Orchestra. He previously served as Music Director of the Baltimore-based Occasional Symphony and Assistant Conductor of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. Joshua is the 2019-2020 awardee of Rice University’s Mrs. L. F. McCollum Fellowship in Music. His performances have been described as “supple, buoyant… sensitively conducted” (Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun).
In November, Joshua guest conducted the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in two sensory-friendly education concerts. He has served as cover conductor for three subscription weeks in St. Louis and two subscription weeks with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He will additionally cover two subscription weeks at the San Diego Symphony next spring.
Joshua holds a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from Peabody Conservatory, where he studied under Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar and served as Assistant Conductor of the Peabody Opera Theatre. In the summer of 2018, Joshua studied under Federico Cortese and Robert Spano as a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and School. This past summer, Joshua was invited to a month-long conducting fellowship at the Atlantic Music Festival, where he conducted 11 world premieres and recorded 12 other new compositions. Joshua also attended the 2019 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music as a recipient of the Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conducting Fellowship, where he studied under Cristian Măcelaru and Octavio Más-Arocas and led the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in the world premiere of a work by Costas Dafnis.
Joshua was a founding member of the Atlas String Quartet, winners of Peabody Conservatory’s Yale Gordon Chamber Fellowship and semi-finalists in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Joshua holds a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from the Juilliard School, where he studied under Masao Kawasaki.