Audition for our Ensembles!

Audition for our Ensembles!

Manchester Community Music School

Auditions for

Concert Orchestra and Dino Anagnost Youth Symphony Orchestras

Fall 2018-2019 academic year.


The Manchester Community Music School is holding auditions for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a wonderful opportunity for band and orchestra students to come together with students from around the area to make music! As always, financial assistance is available, tuition costs should never be a deterrent for a student wishing to participate in an ensemble.


Auditions will be held on June 5th and June 19th starting at 4:30 pm.

To schedule an audition students should call the Music School office at 603-644-4548.


Concert Orchestra

This ensemble focuses on nurturing and inspiring young string players. Conductor Paul Pinard works with the ensemble to develop proper tone quality, master bowing techniques, and refine ensemble skills. He also strives to encourage both musical and personal growth in each member by cultivating a sense of responsibility, commitment, self-discipline, and confidence.


Ages: Middle school and high school students – Intermediate level players

Rehearsal Time: Tuesdays 4:15 – 5:45 (Starting in September)

Tuition: $475


Dino Anagnost Youth  Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Dani Rimoni, this is a full orchestra ensemble comprised of strings, winds, brass, and percussion players. This orchestra is a unique opportunity for students of traditional band and string programs to come together and experience high-level symphonic literature. Students will gain confidence in ensemble techniques, refine individual musicianship, and perform and collaborate with like-minded peers and mentors.


Ages: High School and occasional middles school students

Rehearsal Time: Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 – Strings Sectional, 7:30-8:45 – Full Orchestra (Starting in September)

Tuition: $550


Concert & Symphony Orchestra Audition Requirements:

  1. Auditions are Tuesday June 5th starting at 4:30 pm. Auditions may be scheduled by calling the Music School office at 603-644-4548.
  2. Requirements:
    1. A one-minute excerpt of a work that demonstrates musicality and expression at a slower tempo
    2. A one-minute excerpt of a work that demonstrates your technical ability at a faster tempo
    3. 2 Scales (2 or 3 octaves) will be chosen from the following:
      1. Major: C, G, D, A, F, Bb
      2. Minor: a, e, d, g
    4. Students will also be asked to sight-read

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