Academics

Orchestral Instruments

Performance - Orchestral Instruments

The Orchestral Instruments program prepares students who aspire to be professional performers in solo or group settings, studio instructors, and other professions in the music field. Performance majors are given extensive opportunities to perform on stage each semester of their program as they develop their technique, expression, and overall musicality across a wide range of repertoire through intensive studio and small group instruction. 

Mahanaim currently offers the following studios for the 2022-23 year:

  • Violin

  • Viola

  • Cello

  • Doublebass

  • Flute

  • Clarinet

  • Oboe

  • Bassoon

  • Horn

  • Trumpet

  • Trombone

  • Percussion

  • Concentration-Specific Course and Non-Course Requirements by Year: 

Specific requirements for midterm and final juries, solo recitals, and 10-minute concerts for orchestral instruments students can be found in the Repertoire Requirements manual. Pre-screening and live audition requirements can be found on the Admissions page. In addition to the core curriculum, orchestral instrument students have the following requirements: 
 

  • Chamber & Chamber Concert

    • Students will enroll in Chamber for all eight semesters of their program to fulfill their ensemble requirement. 

    • The Chamber Concert is held at the end of each semester for the public and all chamber groups must participate as a part of their Chamber course participation grade. 

 

  • Orchestra & Spring Concert

    • Students will enroll in Orchestra for all eight semesters of their program. 

    • The Mahanaim Orchestra performs at every seasonal concert at the end of each semester. Participation is calculated into the course grade for that semester. 

 

  • Distribution of courses taken IN ADDITION TO the core curriculum: 

 

  • Year 1:

    • Spring/Fall: MUSC 162 Chamber

    • Spring/Fall: MUSC 163 Orchestra

    • Spring/Fall: Chamber Concert

    • Spring/Fall: Seasonal Concert

  • Year 2:

    • Spring/Fall: MUSC 162 Chamber

    • Spring/Fall: MUSC 163 Orchestra

    • Spring/Fall: Chamber Concert

    • Spring/Fall: Seasonal Concert

  • Year 3:

    • Spring/Fall: MUSC 162 Chamber

    • Spring/Fall: MUSC 163 Orchestra

    • Spring/Fall: Chamber Concert

    • Spring/Fall: Seasonal Concert

  • Year 4: 

    • Spring/Fall: MUSC 162 Chamber

    • Spring/Fall: MUSC 163 Orchestra

    • Spring/Fall: Chamber Concert

    • Spring/Fall: Seasonal Concert

Orchestral Instruments Program Chair

Dr. Lisa Westervelt​​

lisa.westervelt@mahanaim.com

Admissions Information

Voice Program Chair

Dr. Seongsook Choi

seongsookchoi@mahanaim.com

Admissions Information

  • Pre-screening Requirements

  • Audition Requirements

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