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SMSU Symphonic Chamber Winds

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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 2023 will take place during the week of November 2022.  Audition materials will be available at the office of the Director of Bands (FA 124) starting on October 19th.

2022 - 23 Event Schedule

March 2, 2023
"The 'March' Concert"
in a concert with the SMSU/Community Concert Band
Program to follow... 

April 24, 2023
"At the Movies"
in a concert with the SMSU/Community Concert Band
Program to follow...

 Check out our Facebook page for biographies of featured composers starting in January, 2023

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 Escap Tones by Shelley Hanson, Shenandoah by Donald Granthum, 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.

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"Wind Octet" by Franz Schubert

"Symphony No. 1" by Ludwig von Beethoven

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