WTAMU Symphony Orchestra
About the Symphony
The Symphony season offers a variety of events including traditional concerts, opera productions, choral and dance collaborations, and live cinema performances. Rehearsals are held:
Auditions are held the first two days of the Fall and Spring semester. Sign-up for an audition time on the bulletin board outside Room 257 in Mary Moody Northen Hall. There are three parts to the audition:
Prepare two short, contrasting excerpts of your choice (each less than two minutes). Choose anything from the orchestral or solo literature that best shows off your abilities.
You'll be asked to play two major scales. Perform only as many octaves as you can play well. This is to exhibit evenness of tone quality and pitch accuracy.
You'll perform a short bit of sightreading.
Students from all majors are welcome to audition. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us (see below).
Audio clip of Bach/Elgar, Fantasia and Fugue: Fugue
Audio clip of Dvorak, Symphony No. 8: Mvt I
Audio clip of Mendelssohn, Elijah: Part I, No. 5 with WTAMU & FBC-Amarillo choirs
Video clip of Stravinsky, Firebird Suite (1919 orchestration) with WTAMU dancers
List of recently performed repertoire (.pdf)
Mark Bartley, WTAMU Symphony conductor
Rossitza Goza, Harrington String Quartet, violin instructor
Keith Redpath, Harrington String Quartet, violin instructor
Vesselin Todorov, Harrington String Quartet, viola instructor
Emmanuel Lopez, Harrington String Quartet, cello instructor
Nicholas Scales, assistant professor of bass