Welcome to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra (UWOSO)
The UWOSO is a full symphony orchestra open by audition to students across campus, regardless of major. The ensemble is dedicated to outstanding performances of historical and contemporary canonical masterworks. Collaborations with other ensembles, institutions, and guest artists are frequent. Some examples are the UWO Opera Theatre Department and University choirs.
Rehearsals are held in Music Hall in the Arts and Communication building Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15 PM to 6:15 PM. At minimum, two concert events are presented each semester. Regular attendance at twice weekly rehearsals and participation in all performances is required.
For more information, contact Dr. Chmura-Moore at email@example.com or 920-424-7011.
Registration: Incoming students and non-music majors typically enroll in MUSIC-141. Upper-level music majors enroll in MUSIC-341. Auditions and chair placement are held during the first week of classes each semester. If an audition is taken in the fall, auditioning in the spring is not required.
Syllabus: Click here for the 2012-2013 syllabus.
Concerto Competition: An annual concerto competition is held, open to University students enrolled in applied lessons, to provide an opportunity for the winner(s) to perform as guest-soloist with the UWOSO. Click here for information pertaining to the competition.
Symphony Pump: Presentation of research into definitive recordings of symphonic masterworks, held in Music Hall, and "pumped" like a rock concert.
Symphony In The News:
- "Orchestra director brings new ideas, goals" by Christiana Gorchynsky
- "UWO Orchestra roster set" by Alex Albertson
- Orchestra Flashmob Photography from fall 2012
The following is a listing of the events for 2012-2013:
October 30, 2012
Ludwig van Beethoven Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
Charles Ives The Unanswered Question
Franz Schubert Symphony No. 8 in B minor “The Unfinished”
November 10, 2012
December 4, 2012
Johannes Brahms Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80
John Cage: Celebrating the 100 Year Anniversary of his Birth
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
February 1-2, 2013
Music in Motion
March 7 and 9, 2013
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Bastien und Bastienne
Performed with UWO Opera Department
Jean Sibelius Finlandia, Op. 26
Hector Berlioz A Roman Carnival, Op. 9
May 5, 2013
Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi: Celebrating the 200 Year Anniversary of their Birth
Wagner "Prelude to Act 1" & "Prelude to Act 3" from Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
Verdi "Danza Sacra Delle Sacerdotesse" and "Danza Di Piccoli Schiavi Mori" from Aida & "Ballet Music" from Otello
Concerto Competition Winners
George Frideric Handel “V’adoro pupille” from Giulio Cesare
Jacques Offenbach “Les Oiseaux Dans La Charmille” from Les Contes D’Hoffman
Brittney Leonhardt, soprano
Franz Joseph Haydn Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat major
Matthew Onstad, trumpet
All students must audition for placement in the UWOSO. For those who did not participate in orchestral activities in fall 2012, auditions will take place the first week of classes of the spring term, 2013. Auditions will be held in N222 in the Arts and Communication building. Signup sheets will be posted one week before the first week of classes. Music on which to audition can be downloaded here. Percussionists may download their audition material here.
Dr. Dylan T. Chmura-Moore | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 920-424-7011
Dr. Chmura-Moore is a conductor who believes in a collaborative process of music making and the days of conductor-as-dictator are over. Chamber music fundamentals are emphasized in all of his ensembles and individual performers are encouraged to express them self as such and emote. Dr. Chmura-Moore believes when trust is given over to the members of an ensemble, honest, and thus spontaneous, music making is vitalized. By making oneself vulnerable to a responsive community, the possibility of sincere music making may be realized. Another mission of Dr. Chmura-Moore is the development of greater public engagement in his performing ensembles––humanizing the art, facilitating access, and exposing its inherent import to diverse communities. Toward this aim, such live and unbidden music making, nurtured in ensemble practice and performance, stimulates community engagement, strengthening such connections, offering tangible substance to the exertion of individual and then collective artistry.
Dylan Thomas Chmura-Moore, D.M.A., Assistant Professor of Music at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, is a performer and advocate of music written today and has had a voice in the premiers of numerous compositions. Though a proponent of recently composed art music and that of the last hundred years, Dr. Chmura-Moore maintains a broad repertoire ranging from Bach to Lachenmann. With a deep appreciation for the other fine arts, many of his influences and inspirations are gathered from his interests outside the music world that nurture analysis and interpretation. Dr. Chmua-Moore frequently performs in collaboration with dancers, painters, and performance artists and is a musician who seeks to exploit new technology in performance––he is an accomplished programmer in Max/MSP and has designed his own midi triggers and other interactive devices to electronically manipulate sound, live in concert.
Dr. Chmura-Moore has conducted ensembles of Harvard University, New England Conservatory, Longy School of Music, Northeastern University, Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music, and other groups such as Callithumpian Consort, Shivaree Ensemble, The Great White Way, Ip School Orchestra, and the Senior, Junior, and String Orchestras of Luzerne Summer Music Center. Some of the conductors with whom Dr. Chmura-Moore has had the opportunity to intimately observe and work are Pierre Boulez, Robert Page, Larry Rachleff, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Silverstein, and Benjamin Zander.
Dr. Chmura-Moore is also a trombonist, and as such, is an active solo, chamber, and orchestral musician and has recently performed with Madison Symphony Orchestra, Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra, Dal Niente, Isthmus Brass, and Con Vivo!. Notable international solo appearances include recitals at the Internationale Ferienkurse Fur Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Germany, and the Lucerne Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland. He can be heard on Mode, Summit, EuroArts, Albany, TZADIK, and the Accentus record label, among others.
Dr. Chmura-Moore was awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a Paul Collins Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellow at the university and focused his studies on the research and performance of newly composed music. His dissertation is titled "Three Essays and an Untitled Recording that Realize the Respective Musical Potential of Heterotopia, Phenomenology, and Beauty as Asunder." Previously, Dr. Chmura-Moore studied at New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts where he received two Master of Music degrees, one in conducting, and the other in trombone. Upon graduation, Dr. Chmura-Moore was awarded academic honors, a distinction in performance, and the Gunther Schuller Medal, the highest honor awarded by the conservatory. Dr. Chmura-Moore received the Bachelor of Music degree from Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music.
For more information about Dr. Chmura-Moore, visit his website: www.dylanchmuramoore.com
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