Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble

Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble

This 45-piece wind orchestra explores an ever-expanding concert repertoire, ranging from chamber to symphonic works.

"The shared experience of making music with this ensemble is the most exhilarating and refreshing thing I've been able to do at Dartmouth." Kevin Gillespie '15 

A select, auditioned wind ensemble of 45 members, Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble (DCWE) performs a wide variety of music from the late 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century wind-ensemble repertoire. The DCWE serves as a melting pot for the students of Dartmouth College as well as residents of the Upper Valley, sharing music with the community and communities beyond the campus through concertizing, small and large outreach projects and performances, and charitable endeavors that bring the gift of music and music-making to all who welcome it.

Please check back on this page in the fall for rehearsal and audition days and times.  

DCWE AUDITION INFORMATION

Intro to the Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble - Art Hop


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More About DCWE

Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble Spring 2020

Virtual Culley Concerto Competition

Registration deadline is October 16

The Virtual Culley Concerto Competition is open to all currently enrolled Dartmouth College students who play a string, woodwind, brass or percussion instrument. Students do not need to be on campus or on term to participate. 

Grand Prize: $500
First Prize: $300
Second Prize: $100

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DCWE to Record Commissioned Work

On Sunday, November 3rd, DCWE recorded the commissioned work Symphony for Winds "Dartmouth" by Oliver Caplan '04.  Watch the event on Youtube

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Brian Messier named new director of DCWE

Dartmouth Wind Ensemble director Brian Messier conducting during a concert.

International Composition Competition

The Wind Ensemble launched a competition to choose up to three compositions to be premiered in New Hampshire by the ensemble in the 2020-21 academic year and performed in Mexico during a 2021 tour of that nation!

 

What do I need to do to prepare for an audition?

One solo selection or study etude of your choice that best displays your current playing ability—at least four minutes of music

All major scales and a chromatic scale through the complete range of your instrument

Sight-reading will also be included on all auditions

Percussionists: please prepare samples of your playing on at least two instruments highlighting your strongest skills in the percussion section. No scales will be required, but sight-reading on a variety of instruments will be requested.

Roster

Maria L. Roodnitsky '22
Flute/Piccolo
Gyuri Hwang ’23
Flute
Sheen Kim ’23
Flute
Emma Dereskewicz ’23
Flute
Madeline Miller CO
Flute
Summer Jing ’20
Flute
Esther Lee UG
Oboe
Hana Dai ’20
Oboe
Eric Forehand ’22
Oboe
Julian Wu ’22
Oboe
Sophia Sulimirski ’23
Oboe
Camille Pierce FS
English Horn
Lucy Langenberg ’22
Bassoon
Anna Matusewicz ’20
Bassoon
Dillon Ford ’20
Bassoon
Dwight Aspinwall C
Eb Clarinet
Elias Rosenberg ’22
Bb Clarinet
Catherine Pollack GR
Bb Clarinet
Abbie Shaefer ’23
Bb Clarinet
Jonathan Oakes C
Bb Clarinet
Michael Geilich C
Bb Clarinet
Gayeong Song ’22
Bb Clarinet
Jim Lenz C
Bb Clarinet
Anne Bailey ’22
Bb Clarinet
Marjorie Tassey C
Bb Clarinet
Max Zaslaw C
Bb Clarinet
Evan Griffith TH
Bass Clarinet
Brandy Zhang ’22
Bass Clarinet
Abby Mans ’22
Soprano Saxophone
Devon Chen ’22
Alto Saxophone
Hannah Bliska ’20
Alto Saxophone
Minnue Uhm C
Alto Saxophone
Liam Locke ’21
Tenor Saxophone
Jacob Dell ’22
Baritone Saxophone
Karsten Kleyensteuber ’23
Trumpet
Steve Felix C
Trumpet
Margaret Ferris ’22
Trumpet
Kaleb Christman ’21
Trumpet
Glenn Griffin C
Trumpet
Stephen Langley FS
Trumpet
Nat Alden ’23
French Horn
Jack Duranceau ’23
French Horn
Janet Proctor C
French Horn
Barbara O'Mara C
French Horn
Teddy Press
French Horn
Sarah Chacko ’23
Trombone
Denzel Acheampong ’23
Trombone
Danielle Connerty C
Trombone
Rafael Escobedo FS
Euphonium
Steve Gasiorowski C
Euphonium
Ben Bonner C
Tuba
Larry Jones C
Tuba
Demitri Papadopoulos C
Tuba
Soham Maiti '23
Double Bass
Hannah Cope C
Harp
Aaron Lee '22
Piano
Dustin Patrick C
Percussion
Rashaad Greene C
Percussion
Christian Rizzuto G
Percussion
Brandon Zhou '22
Percussion
Soren Tyler '23
Percussion
Dennis McGrath C
Percussion
Rocio Mora C
Timpani

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