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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 2020 will take place during the week of November 4, 2019.  Audition materials are available at the office of the Director of Bands (FA 124).


2019 - 20 Event Schedule

March 5, 2020 
7:30 p.m. in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre
"International Affairs"
Music to be selected from:
Octet Partita by Johann Hummel
Divertissement by Emile Bernard
Winter Ricercar by Kevin Walczyk
Partita (Harmonie) Es-Dur by Franz Krommer

April 27, 2020
7:30 p.m. in the SMSU Fine Arts Theatre
"NOT the Same Old Song and Dance"
Music to be selected from:
More Old Wine in New Bottles by Gordon Jacob
Slavonic Dance by Antonin Dvorak
Frauenherz Polka by Josef Strauss 


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.

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 Aaron and Shane performingMeghan playing marimba

Symphonic Chamber Winds group photo


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