(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 the Campanile Orchestra will be taking place from 7:00-9:30pm each evening from Tuesday, August 26 to Friday, August 30. The auditions will take place at the Shepherd School of Music (Alice Pratt Brown Hall) in Room 1401. Room 1402 will be reserved for warming up. Sign-up sheets will be posted on a bulletin board in the northwest hallway of the Shepherd School of Music by noon on Thursday, August 22.
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, September 7.
For more information, please email email@example.com.
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 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 regularly with the Shepherd School Orchestras. He previously served as Music Director of the Occasional Symphony (Baltimore, MD) 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 made his professional guest conducting debut in 2017 leading a subscription concert with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. His performances have been described as “supple, buoyant… sensitively conducted” (Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun). Last 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. He has been invited to return to St. Louis this September to cover for Mo. Denève’s first subscription program as Music Director. He will also serve as cover conductor on two subscription programs with 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 one of two conductors invited for 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. At Cabrillo, Joshua 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.