A NEW KIND OF YOUTH ORCHESTRA

2020-2021 SEASON

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PREMIER is suspending our 2020-2021 season. Stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you in 2021-2022!

 

A PRE-PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

BENEFITS

Work at a professional pace.

  • 5-week concert cycle, start to finish

  • 4 rehearsals + 1 concert

Develop professional skills and habits.

  • Accountability: Prepare like a pro

  • Professionalism: Rehearse like a pro

Be a part of a professional-level symphony orchestra.

  • Wind/brass/percussion sections: professional orchestral musicians from the area

  • String sections: PREMIER players

REHEARSALS/CONCERT

Rehearsals

Mondays 6-8pm

February 10, 2020

February 17, 2020

February 24, 2020

March 2, 2020

 

Concert

Monday, March 9, 2020

6pm Soundcheck, 7pm Concert

Schubert Quartet; Dvořák Quintet

HIGHLIGHTS

OUR MUSICIANS

TOP-TIER CORRIDOR MUSIC STUDENTS

9th-12th grade string players from the Corridor

  • Selected by blind audition, adjudicated by PREMIER faculty

Competitive entry: limited numbers

  • 12 violins

  • 5 violas

  • 5 cellos

  • 3 basses

Sign up for one concert cycle at a time.

  • $75/student/concert cycle

  • Scholarships available

Two Steps to Join:

  • Apply online: Click          .

  • Submit audition recording below (audio only).

    • Two scales; 2-4 minutes of any solo/excerpt

    • Upload to Google Drive (audio files only)

    • Label audio file "LAST NAME, FIRST NAME"

  • Deadline to apply and audition: 1/24/20

 

OUR FACULTY

 
 

SPONSORSHIPS

SEASON

SPONSORSHIP

$500+

Season Sponsors get a free 1-page ad in every concert program of the season. Your name, and/or that of the company/organization you represent, will be announced at the beginning of every performance and displayed at the concert receptions.

CONCERT

SPONSORSHIP

$100-$499

Individual concert sponsors are recognized in the program's donor list, and companies and organizations get a free 1-page ad in one concert program.

SCHOLARSHIP

GIFTS

$75 EACH

Each scholarship gift of $75 allows one student to participate in one concert cycle of the PREMIER season. Scholarships are available to students who successfully complete our application and audition process and who demonstrate significant financial need. Your gift comes with a free ticket to the PREMIER concert of your choice.

OUR BOARD

 

OUR SPONSORS

Coe College
Phi Mu Alpha - Beta Kappa Chapter
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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

PREMIER Chamber Orchestra was a great experience, with talented faculty and a supportive environment. Also, a great opportunity to play and perform challenging repertoire.

CONTACT US

PREMIER is proud to be in residency at Coe College.

 

Coe College Music Department

1220 First Ave. NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Spring 2020 Rehearsal Venue: Sinclair Auditorium

1220 First Ave. NE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

 

Contact Dr. Blair for more information:

(319) 399-8638

mblair@coe.edu

 
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