• Wind Instrument Ensemble
    Mount Royal Conservatory Wind Ensemble
    Grades 9-12

CONS-Jay-Michalak.jpgDirected by Jay Michalak, the Mount Royal Conservatory Wind Ensemble is comprised of woodwinds, brass, and percussion students from across Calgary and surrounding communities. Students in grades 9-12 engage in a dynamic performance setting, including challenging repertoire, extensive instrument coaching, and several prestigious performance opportunities throughout the year. Designed to be complimentary and supportive of students within their school music programs, the MRU Wind Ensemble will provide excellent enrichment and growth opportunities for enthusiastic students.

Our Mission: Provide enthusiastic students in grades 9-12 in Calgary and surrounding areas an exceptional, weekly wind ensemble experience to aid in the development of students’ musicianship and love of music and to support a culture of excellence and community within school programs.

This ensemble will rehearse Tuesday evenings 7-9 pm at Mount Royal and will present 3 concerts of challenging repertoire during the year. Students will benefit from 3 clinics PER concert cycle in addition to a variety of guest conductors throughout the season.

Students are required be enrolled in their school music programs and must be active and positive contributors to their music programs. Students are to be enthusiastic musical leaders amongst their peers and continuing membership will be contingent upon these conditions being met. Private lessons are encouraged but not required. Students will have the opportunity to apply to audition for the Academy & APP programs for the 2024-2025 season. In addition, students will have the opportunity to observe open masterclasses and performances through the Academy & APP Programs.

For all current students- please fill out the Ensemble Registration Form by clicking the button below. 

 

 

Auditions: Tuesday, Sept. 5 (7-9 pm), Thursday, Sept. 7 (7-9 pm), Saturday, Sept. 9 (9 am -12 pm), Tuesday, Sept. 12 (7-9 pm).  
Program Start Date: Sept. 19, 7 - 9 p.m.
Concerts: Tuesday, Nov. 21, Tuesday, March 20* and Tuesday, June 11.

*Please note time change for March 20th, 2024 concert

Concert Cycle 1

Rehearsals:
Sep. 19, 26
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24*
Nov. 7, 14 

All regular rehearsals are held in the TransAlta Pavilion (room ED2102) - from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

*Clinic or Guest Conductor

Tentative:
Saturday Rehearsal November 4th​, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

*Rehearsal will be held in Room ED2001

Concert:
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 7:30 PM in the TransAlta Pavilion (Room ED2102)

No rehearsals:
Oct. 31, Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, Jan. 2

Concert Cycle 2

Rehearsals:
Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30
Feb. 6, 13, 27
Mar. 5, 12

Tentative:
Saturday clinic and Rehearsal March 9

Concert:
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

No rehearsals:
Mar. 26, April 2

Concert Cycle 3

Rehearsals:
April 9, 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28
June 4

Tentative:
Saturday clinic and Rehearsal June 1

Concert:
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

 

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