Wind Ensemble

Fast-track your instrumental playing.

Hone your skills and meet new friends in this supportive and fun environment.

The Wind Ensemble works across a range of styles within the wind band genre, including works by composer greats from across Australia, Europe, and the USA - Phillip Sparke, Ralph Hultgren, Robert Sheldon, Robert W Smith, James Swearingen and more.

Play a mix of classical and contemporary pieces while immersing yourself in the sounds of woodwind, brass and percussion instrumentalists.


Join Wind Ensemble for a very special performance at Kingston LINC on Friday 21 July.

Head to our What's On to find out more!



Ensemble Information

 

Approximate Standard*  AMEB 2+
Approximate Age Range 8 to 14
Rehearsal Times Saturdays, 9:00am to 10:00am
Annual Fee $470
Instruments Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet, Tenor Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Electric Bass Guitar.

* AMEB grades are indicative of standard - exams are not a prerequesite for entry.



APPLY NOW

Auditions applications have now closed but we'd love to have you involved. We're taking expressions of interest for ad hoc auditions next year as there may be still be a position for you!

Register HERE so we can contact you about a late audition.







Meet your Conductors

Simon Cawthorn - Wind Ensemble Guest Conductor

Simon is a graduate from the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music, where he studied trumpet and flugelhorn. Simon has played in various ensembles in Australia, including the National Australia Brass (NAB), Hobart Wind Symphony, augmented with the Melbourne Opera Company, and has been privileged to travel with bands such as Derwent Valley Concert Band to Japan, China, Canada and America.

As a soloist, Simon has won several state and national awards, including winning the National Open Flugelhorn Competition at the ANBC in Adelaide (2011). In 2013, Simon was one of three conductors in Australasia to be awarded a Lady Stewart Conducting Bursary to study under Professor David King from the Royal Northern College of Music in the UK.

Simon has also been musical director for a number of concert and brass bands, including the Hobart and Glenorchy City Concert Brass and teacher in charge of bands in several schools. He also received the Tasmanian Bands League Badge of Honour (2016) for services to community banding.

Simon has been an assessor and an adjudicator of musical performance and was most recently the adjudicator at the TBL State Solo and Party Championships. He enjoys seeing wind and percussion players reach their full potential and, in his spare time, he plays drums for Hillsong Hobart.








Sean Priest - Wind Ensemble

Sean is excited to be part of TYO’s program and introducing young musicians to some fantastic wind band repertoire. He was fortunate to tour with TYO's flagship orchestra as a young trumpeter in his mid-teens. Sean currently teaches at St Michael’s Collegiate, the Hutchins School and UTAS Conservatorium of Music.

As a performer Sean entered the classical music profession at the age of 16, and has held Principal trumpet positions with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared as orchestral soloist with the TSO and WASO, recorded for ABC Classics, and broadcast on ABC radio. Among many recordings for radio, CD, film, TV and gaming, he can be heard on the Young Indiana Jones TV series, Dungeons and Dragons video games and movies such as Death Defying Acts and The Bank Job. In the commercial field, Sean has played lead trumpet for international and national music icons such as Michel Le Grand, Aretha Franklin, Michael Crawford, Tina Arena, Vanessa Amorosi, Marina Pryor, Anthony Warlow, and Katie Noonan.







Audition Requirements


All players must audition for a position in the ensemble.

Your audition will include two short, prepared pieces of your own choice, at a minimum standard of AMEB Grade 2 (accompaniment is neither necessary nor permitted).

The audition panel may also request some technical work, an aural assessment and sight-reading, appropriate to the AMEB standard of the ensemble.

Auditions applications have now closed but we'd love to have you involved. We're taking expressions of interest for ad hoc auditions next year as there may be still be a position for you!

Register HERE so we can contact you about a late audition.



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