9/23 Rehearsal and Updates

Schedule
6:00-7:30 Full Ensemble
7:30 Remainder of auditions
**we will be having elections for Events Coordinator after rehearsal/7:30- it should only take 10 minutes max!
Pay your dues early to save money! Dues are still $20 for one semester and $35 for two. These must be turned into Jasmine by Oct 14 for the early bird discount.
You can still sign up for the new Big/Little Program! A returning member of orchestra will be paired with a new  member of the same/similar major based on those that sign  up.  Big/little combos will be given a set list of things to complete with activities like “hang out during break” and “study together.” The activities are not mandatory; however, the duo that completes the most by the end of the semester will receive free AMC movie tickets.  More details will follow when the bigs and littles are paired up! This is on a volunteer basis. If you are interested, please fill out the appropriate form by Tuesday, 9/30. 
Join the group on Facebook! We post last minute announcements there, and it is a fantastic forum if  you want to ask questions of other orchestra members. Here’s the link! https://www.facebook.com/groups/northesternuniversitysymphonyorchestra/

Auditions and Updates

There will NO REHEARSAL this week as auditions will be taking place.

Tuesday, 9/16 (Auditions only, no rehearsal)
Fenway Center
5:00:  Any instruments (first come, first serve)
6:00:  Flute
6:45:  Bassoon
6:50:  Violin
7:35:  Cello
8:40:  Viola
9:30:  French Horn
9:45:  Double bass
9:50:  Percussion

Wednesday, 9/17
Ryder Hall, Room 354 (third floor)
4:30-6:00:  Violin, Viola, Oboe, Trumpet, Trombone (first come, first serve), and anyone else

**NOTE: If you have already auditioned for wind ensemble or concert band, you do NOT need to audition again – Evan has already heard you!**
(only exception is bassoon)

Please bring short excerpts of one (or two) pieces you feel comfortable playing to the audition. You should arrive 10-15 minutes earlier than your assigned time, and expect to stay later. I know these times extend beyond our normal rehearsal time, which may  create complications for some of you. Please try to accommodate them if  at all possible as it will allow us to spend more time rehearsing music  next week!Please check your email before Tuesday at 5pm to see if there have been any changes to the schedule.  If you cannot make any of the times listed here, please email Evan (e.bennett@neu.edu) and Judi (nuorchestra@gmail.com) immediately to let us know.  Thanks for your patience!

We will be collecting dues during auditions. Reminder that they are $20 for one semester, $35 for two.

 

There is an E-Board position available! We are still looking for an Events Coordinator to be responsible for  tour, organizing socials, and finding senior gifts. More information can be found on the website at http://nuweb9.neu.edu/orchestra/?page_id=481. If you wish to run, or have questions, email Judi and Ariel (nuso.president@gmail.com) by 9/22!

 

We are starting a Big/Little Program this semester!  A returning member of orchestra will be paired with a new member,  typically of the same/similar major based on those that volunteer for the program.   Big/little combos will be given a list of non-compulsory activities to complete. The duo that completes the most by the end of the semester will receive free AMC movie tickets. More details will follow when the bigs and littles are paired up! Please fill out the following form by 9/22 if you are interested:Returing Members: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_KGzo6geJN5L7BfSSc7uG81lHLl81RHZcOZ_ClwJ8uM/viewform?usp=send_form

First Fall 2014 Rehearsal!

The first rehearsal this semester with be Tuesday, September 10th. We will rehearse from 6 PM-8:30 PM at the Fenway Center, and anyone who is interested is welcome to come! Please arrive promptly at 5:45 PM so we can get everyone registered and begin on time. You will need your instruments for the first rehearsal. If you need to rent an instrument, please contact our manager, Melody Chang, at chang.me@husky.neu.edu.

Since this is the beginning of the academic year, everyone,  including previous members of the orchestra, will need to audition for  seats. Auditions for any instrument will be starting on September 9th, after the first rehearsal.  For those that are ready to audition, we  highly encourage you to take this opportunity!  It makes the rest of the audition process and seating decisions much easier for Evan.  Auditions will continue into the following week after the second rehearsal

We also have some information regarding dues. Dues will be $20 for 1 semester and $35 for 2 semesters until October 14th. After October 14th, dues will revert to the normal rate of $25 for 1 semester and $40 for 2 semesters. Remember to pay your dues early to save money! Our treasurer, Jasmine, will be collecting dues starting at the first rehearsal. If you are a member of multiple musical groups on campus, contact Jasmine at nusotreasurer@gmail.com about paying combined dues for your groups.

 

Remember to register for orchestra as a class! The class code is MUSC1906. This is important for filling out our roster and making attendance easier.

 

Sunny He, our wonderful Events Coordinator, will unfortunately be unable to participate in orchestra this semester.  As such, we will be having elections for the Events Coordinator position on E-Board.  This position is responsible for tour, organizing socials, and finding senior gifts – more specific info can be found on the website http://nuweb9.neu.edu/orchestra/?page_id=481.  Participating on the E-Board is a rewarding experience that not only  supplements your resume, but also gives you many opportunities to build  leadership skills and get more involved with the orchestra. Please email Judi and Ariel if you wish to run for the position, or if you want to know more about the position/E-Board!

 

This semester we will be starting a Big/Little program in orchestra!  A returning member of orchestra will be paired with a new  member, typically of the same/similar major based on those that sign up.  Big/little combos will be given a set list of things to complete (to  be sent out after), with activities like “hang out during break” and  “study together”. You do not have to complete the list, or even anything on it if you two so choose; however, the duo that completes the most by the end of the semester will receive free AMC movie tickets!  More details will follow when the bigs and littles are paired up!
This is on a volunteer basis.  If you are interested, please fill out this form by Thursday, Sept. 11th:

Weekly Updates + 4/1 Rehearsal

Concert’s almost here! Here is the WEEK’S REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, April 1st
Full Ensemble
6:00 Debussy
7:00 Dvorak
 
Wednesday, April 2nd (This dress rehearsal is mandatory)
Full Ensemble
6:00 Dvorak
7:30 Debussy
 
>>>Friday, April 4th Concert<<<
6:15 Warm-up Rehearsal
8:00 Concert
Reminder that the concert dress is as follows:
  • Men: Black suit or tuxedo, white shirt, black bow tie, black socks, black shoes
  • Women: Long black dress or pants, black shoes
NUSO Council Elections for next year will be held towards the end of rehearsal Tuesday April 1st. Each candidate will provide a 1-2 minute speech before the orchestra, and the orchestra will then vote by majority. If you still have not e-mailed nuso.president@gmail.com with your name and interested position(s), please do so ASAP.

 
Senior Class of 2014! If you are graduating this May or after the summer semester, please see Sunny (event coordinator) during the break! 

 
Dinner will be provided after rehearsal on Wednesday April 2nd; if you need to leave right after, you may bring tupperware. All other utensils will be provided.
Tickets are SOLD OUT!

Weekly Updates + Rehearsal 3/25

Schedule

6:00 Trumpets only (Britten)
6:30 Full ensemble (Debussy, Dvorak)
The concert is almost here; one and a half weeks till April 4th! TICKETS ARE ON SALE on MyTickets, accessible through your myNEU. All audience members are required to have a ticket for entry (orchestra members do not need one).  Till then, here will be our rehearsal schedule:
Tuesday 4/1: Rehearsal 6:00-8:30pm 
Wednesday 4/2: Dress Rehearsal (Time TBA)
Friday 4/4: Concert begins at 8 pm (Call Time TBA)
A reminder that Wednesday’s dress rehearsal is MANDATORY.  Missing it may result in a lower grade. That being said, we will be providing dinner (don’t worry, it won’t be BHOP) :)
The concert dress is as follows:
  • Men: Black suit or tuxedo, white shirt, black bow tie, black socks, black shoes
  • Women: Long black dress or pants, black shoes
NUSO Eboard Council elections are still open!  If you are interested, please email nuso.president@gmail.com by Sunday, March 30th withyour name and desired position (more than 1 is allowed)!  If you are running, prepare a 1-2 minute speech for the 4/1 rehearsal.  
Questions about a position? Ask the current position holder for more info.  We are more than happy to answer and help in any way possible!
President: Nicole Liaw
Vice-President: Ariel Chang
Secretary: Jerry Kim
Treasurer: Jasmine Fu
Manager: Rowan Cornell
Fundraising: Suzy Wu
Events/Tour: Sunny He
Quick reminders:
  • If you need a place to practice, you can use Ryder Hall (door code is 2-5-1)
  • Violins: get a mute!
  • Tape your music ASAP
  • Sweaters are in! Please pick up your sweaters during rehearsal if you have paid $5 in advance for them! However, if you have outstanding dues, you cannot pick them up until dues are settled; dues are the reason why they’re so cheap :)

We will being having an UNO’s fundraiser buffet on Friday 3/28. Come down to have unlimited food and talk to the E-board and other orchestra members. Non-Orchestra  friends are welcome as well, so be sure to invite them too! It is $16 per person which is due to Jasmine this week!

NUSO FB Page!

NUSO’s Facebook Profile has been changed to a Facebook Page! Like the page for easier updates on weekly rehearsals, reminders, and more :)

https://www.facebook.com/NUSymphonyOrchestra

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Weekly Updates + Rehearsal Schedule 3/18

Schedule
 
6:00 Full ensemble (with harp)
7:30 Woodwinds and Horns only
The spring concert will be Friday, April 4th. We will be having a mandatory dress rehearsal on Wednesday, April 2rd. Be sure to plan for these events. The concert dress is as follows:
  • Men: Black suit or tuxedo, white shirt, black bow tie, black socks, black shoes
  • Women: Long black dress or pants, black shoes
If you need a place to practice, Ryder Hall has some music practice rooms on the 3rd floor, where the music department is. Small warning, these tend to be full before 6pm, since there aren’t that many. The code for the doors is 2-5-1; just knock to check if someone’s inside. Those who signed up for orchestra as a class have swipe access to Ryder after 9pm, so don’t worry about security. There are also empty classrooms around campus, or your dorm room (if your dorm mates are really nice) as potential practice places.

Don’t forget to get a mute (strings)! Make sure to also TAPE YOUR MUSIC!
We will be having a St. Patrick’s Day social tomorrow. Wear some green and share the Irish spirit! There will be candy and baked goods tomorrow to celebrate. Don’t worry wind players, we will be saving some for after your half of the rehearsal. Enjoy!

NUSO E-Board Council Elections!

It’s almost the end of the year, which means it’s also time to elect the 2014-2015 NUSO E-Board Council.  We definitely recommend you apply for a position; it is a great resume builder, an opportunity to build leadership skills, and is overall a rewarding and fun experience!  E-board meetings are generally once a week.  These meetings and positions are necessary for the smooth and successful continuation of orchestra!

If you are interested in running for a position, please e-mail Nicole at nuso.president@gmail.com by SUNDAY March 30th with the position you are interested in. You may apply for more than one position. Elections will take place Tuesday April 1st.

Current Council members:
 
President: Nicole Liaw
Vice-President: Ariel Chang
Secretary: Jerry Kim
Treasurer: Jasmine Fu
Manager: Rowan Cornell
Fundraising Coordinator: Suzy Wu
Event/Tour Coordinator: Sunny He
Feel free to contact a specific Council member if you have questions about their positions!

Weekly Updates + Schedule 3/11

Schedule

6:00 Full ensemble without trombones

7:30 Strings only (no harp)

 

REMINDER: The spring concert is Friday, April 4th.  Mandatory dress rehearsal is Wednesday, April 2nd.  Concert dress is as follows:

  • Men: Black suit or tuxedo, white shirt, black bow tie, black socks, black shoes
  • Women: Long black dress or pants, black shoes

**Please remember to get a MUTE as well!

Need a place to practice? Look no further than Ryder Hall! There are some practice rooms on the third floor- they tend to fill up before 6:00 PM though, so get there early.  The code for the doors is 2-5-1.  Those who signed up for orchestra as a class have swipe access to Ryder after 9 PM.

 

DUES! DUES! You cannot pick up a sweater if you have not paid dues!

All members should have their own copies of Dvorak and Debussy; if you do not, please see or e-mail Rowan at cornell.ro@husky.neu.edu.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra will be performing Villa-Lobos’ String Quartet No. 5 and Debussy’s String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 on Friday, March 14. Tickets are available on myNEU and they are FREE, so get your tickets now!

Weekly Updates + 2/18 Rehearsal

Schedule
6:00 Woodwinds (including horns) only
7:00 Strings only

 Today is the LAST day to order a NUSO sweater, so don’t forget to bring your $5 to orchestra today!! Get one for yourself, your parents, and/or your friends!  Give your money to Ariel, our VP.  A picture of the sweater is in the 2/11 post.

 

All members should have their own copies of Dvorak and Debussy; if you do not, please see or e-mail Rowan at cornell.ro@husky.neu.edu.

 

If you haven’t already, we are currently trying to gauge interest for attending a BSO show as a group. If enough members reply, we will organize an event to see a performance with a discounted price on tickets. Please fill out this interest form by following this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ev5TxyeqkZZeNF8neOrnob0L-vPLUh1i34BhLaKNidw/viewform