Denis Wick presents the Canadian Wind Orchestra
The history of a people is found in its songs
The Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra , presented by Denis Wick, London, is the premier honour concert band in Canada. The musical ensemble is comprised of 60+ members from across Canada who, after successful application, converge for a week of music education, history and celebration. During their week together, these students develop their musical talent, technique and skill while being immersed in peer workshops and master classes with clinicians from across North America. The band will present their 11th Anniversary Concert highlighting their musical excellence on Friday, May 17, 8:30 p.m. at U of T Faculty of Music, MacMillan Theatre.
Members are selected from auditions submitted from across Canada; most have performed with provincial honour bands from coast-to-coast. Previous members of the band have been awarded major scholarships, and have gone on to receive international recognition.
Participation in the band is free, and members receive tickets to all MusicFest concerts and clinics and access to the MusicFest Canada scholarship program. As part of the experience, the band will attend a dress rehearsal and performance at Roy Thomson Hall with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Bryan Stovell, Dr. Mark Hopkins and Dr. Gillian MacKay are pleased to announce that the guest soloist for the 2013 Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra will be Dr. Wallace Hallady, University of Toronto. The band will be joined by Dr. Hallady for a private rehearsals during their time in Toronto.
2012 Denis Wick Canadian Wind Orchestra, Live From Southam Hall
How to apply
Applications must be submitted online with audio audition files in an MP3 or WAV file format by January 15, 2013. Each file can be no larger than 10 MB. You can create an MP3 file using Apple iTunes or Windows Media Player.
Audition process and excerpts
- Alto Saxophone
- Baritone Saxophone
- Bass Clarinet
- Bass Trombone
- Flute & Piccolo
- French Horn
- String Bass
- Tenor Saxophone
- Tenor Trombone