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SMSU Symphonic Chamber Winds

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Symphonic Chamber Winds in performance

The Symphonic Chamber Winds is SMSU's premiere concert ensemble for winds and percussion.  Auditioned members include music majors as well as outstanding musicians from degree programs throughout the University.  The Symphonic Chamber Winds play the highest quality literature for chamber ensembles in a variety of styles and difficulty levels.  Recently performed repertoire includes the "Overture" from the Suite to the Barber of Seville arr. by Wenzi Sedlak; Divertimento XIV by Joseph Fiala; Ritmo Jondo by Carlos Surinach, and Petite Symphonie by Charles Gounod.

**Auditions for the Symphonic Chamber Winds take place during the fall each year.  Audition materials are available at the office of the Director of Bands (FA 124).


2018 - 19 Event Schedule

March 7, 2019 
7:30 p.m. in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre
including movements from Symphony No. 1 by Beethoven and
Wind Octet in F Major by Franz Schubert

April 28, 2019
4:00 p.m. in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre
featuring selections from The Magic Flute by Mozart and
Humoresque by Paul Gilson 


The Symphonic Chamber Winds along with the SMSU/Community Concert Band encourages the development of new wind band literature through commissioning efforts.  Recent participation in commissioning consortia have resulted in the writing of Streets of Honor by Daniel Kallman, KRUMP by Scott McAllister, Three Moods for Band by Stephen Paulus, and Star Crossed by Andrew Boyson.

The bands at SMSU travel regularly.   Destinations have included:  Spain (2016); Beijing & Shanghai, China (2008); London, England (2006); the Caribbean (2004); Washington D.C. (2001); and Australian (2000).   

Symphonic Chamber Winds rehearsal takes place from 3:00-4:20 pm every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the Spring Semester.  For more information about the SMSU Symphonic Chamber Winds, contact Dr. John Ginocchio, (507) 537-7209.

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 Aaron and Shane performingMeghan playing marimba

Symphonic Chamber Winds group photo


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