24th Annual QC Wind Ensemble Solo Competition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Patrick Driscoll   
Wednesday, 04 January 2012 15:29

The Quad City Wind Ensemble is pleased to announce the Twenty-Fourth Annual Young Performer’s Solo Competition.  Auditions will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, in Davenport. The winner will appear as the guest soloist with the Quad City Wind Ensemble at our concert on April 29 at the Galvin Fine Arts Center. In addition to performing with the Quad City Wind Ensemble, the first place winner will receive a $250 scholarship from the Quad City Wind Ensemble for private study.  The second place winner will receive a $150 scholarship and the third place winner will receive a $100 scholarship for private study. Entrants must be students currently involved in a high school instrumental music program and complete an entry form to be received or postmarked no later than March 9, 2012.

The Quad City Wind Ensemble is pleased to announce the Twenty-Fourth Annual Charles B. DCamp Young Performer s Solo Competition. Auditions will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2012 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. in Madsen Hall at the Galvin Fine Arts Center, St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, Iowa. The winner will appear as the guest soloist with the Quad City Wind Ensemble at our Sunday, April 29, 2012 concert at the Galvin Fine Arts Center. Please submit completed forms to: Julie Crouse, 27553 Frederick Drive, LeClaire, IA 52753. Entry forms must be received or postmarked no
later than Friday, March 9, 2012.

In addition to performing with the Quad City Wind Ensemble, the first place winner will receive a $250 scholarship from the Quad City Wind Ensemble for private study. The second place winner will receive a $150 scholarship and the third place winner will receive a $100 scholarship for private study.

All entrants must be students currently involved in a high school instrumental music program. The soloist must perform a wind or percussion solo for which a band/wind ensemble accompaniment is readily available. There is no entry fee for this competition. The guest soloist must perform the same piece in the concert as performed during the audition. Previous first place winners must audition on a different piece. All applicants must audition using piano accompaniment and furnish two copies of the solo part for the adjudicators. One of the copies may be a photo-copied reproduction of the original.

The Quad City Wind Ensemble, founded by Charles B. DCamp in 1987, is comprised of some of the Quad City area s top wind and percussion players who audition for membership in this select group. It is recognized as one of the finest adult wind ensembles in the nation.

The QCWE is dedicated to music education in public schools. The Charles B. DCamp Young Performers Solo Competition is one way it supports music education of the QC area s youth. In addition, all participants in school band programs are admitted free to all QCWE performances.

Please feel free to make photocopies of this letter and the attached application as needed. If you have any questions about the solo competition, please contact Julie Crouse, the competition coordinator, at 27553 Frederick Drive, LeClaire, IA 52753 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sincerely,
Susan Hanford
QCWE Chairperson

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