Auditions for the 2013-2015 Three Rivers Ringers will be held on Saturday, June 15th, 2013, 10:00 am at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church in Pittsburgh, PA.
Audition Structure for June 15th
- Technical exercises intended to gauge rhythmic accuracy and technical proficiency
- An informational interview with the directors of the ensemble
- Prepared piece: The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came by Joel Raney (Agape 2575), available for purchase from Jeffers (http://www.handbellworld.com/
- Sightreading in a group setting at several different positions
Auditionees are responsible for providing their own sheet music (for the prepared piece), pencil, gloves, and music folder.
Three Rivers Ringers rehearses at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church and uses the church’s handbells and equipment, consisting of 6 octaves of Schulmerich handbells and 6 octaves of Schulmerich & Malmark handchimes. Rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings from 6:15-9:15 pm with other rehearsals scheduled as needed based upon the ensemble’s performance schedule. Ringers are expected to attend all rehearsals; one absence is allowed per semester. Three Rivers Ringers repertoire covers a wide range of musical styles and genres, including original compositions written for the ensemble. The budget for the Three Rivers Ringers is primarily supported through financial contributions from the general public, the Board of Directors, and the Ringers themselves. Ringers selected for the 2013-2015 seasons are asked to make a suggested contribution towards the budget for the season.
To audition for the Three Rivers Ringers, please submit the auditions information form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail to Three Rivers Ringers, 218 Dan Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. The application deadline is Friday, May 17th, 2013. Our auditions information form can be found below in two different formats.
If you have any questions, please contact Andy Seay, Managing Director (email@example.com or 412.508.8405).