(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 take place at the start of the fall semester. Auditions are brief (6-8 minutes) and informal. Instrumentalists should prepare two contrasting excerpts from solo or orchestral works and scales. Sign-up sheets for audition times will be posted at the Shepherd School of Music during the first week of school. Please email email@example.com for more information.
The next performance of the Campanile Orchestra will take place on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 6:00pm. 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 currently the sole orchestral conducting student at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music where he studies under Larry Rachleff and serves as Music Director of the Campanile Orchestra. In addition to his regular appearances with the Shepherd School Orchestras this past season, Joshua served as cover conductor for Music Director Designate Stéphane Denève at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Robert Spano at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He also served as Assistant Conductor to Patrick Summers in Shepherd School Opera’s production of Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah. In 2017, Joshua made his professional guest conducting debut leading a subscription concert with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. Joshua Hong’s performances have been described as “supple, buoyant… sensitively conducted” (Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun). 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.
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. Last summer, Joshua studied under Federico Cortese and Robert Spano as a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and School. He has been awarded fellowships to attend the Atlantic and Cabrillo Music Festivals this summer.
Joshua was a founding member of the Atlas 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.