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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 Symphony No. 1 by Beethoven (harmoniemusik by Schmitt); Wind Octet in F Major by Schubert; The Magic Flute by Mozart (harmoniemusik by Heidenreich); and Troisieme Humoresque by Gilson.

**Auditions for the Symphonic Chamber Winds for 2022 will take place during the week of November 1, 2021.  Audition materials will be available at the office of the Director of Bands (FA 124) starting on October 21st.

2021 - 22 Event Schedule

March 3, 2022
"A Woman's Place the Band: A Celebration of Women Composers"
in a concert with the SMSU/Community Concert Band
Postcard from Sequoia by Nicole Piunno
God of Thunder by Lindsay Stetner 

April 25, 2022
"We Can Do It!: A Celebration of Women Composers"
in a concert with the SMSU/Community Concert Band
with more great music by female composers including:
Seascape, Op. 53 by Ruth Gipps
Nihonbashi by Julie Giroux
Alegre by Tania Leon
Marche a huit instrumens a vent by Nnnette Streicher
And So by Mary Ellen Childs

 Check out our Facebook page for biographies of these and other female composers weekly

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 KRUMP by Scott McAllister, Three Moods for Band by Stephen Paulus, Star Crossed by Andrew Boyson, and Temperance by Aaron Perrine.

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.

clarinet sectionflute section
 Aaron and Shane performingMeghan playing marimba

Symphonic Chamber Winds group photo

"Wind Octet" by Franz Schubert

"Symphony No. 1" by Ludwig von Beethoven

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