NMS Premier Ensembles
Our four NMS Premier Ensembles — Jazz, String, Wind, and Dance — offer a unique opportunity for advanced students to perform at the highest level while serving the NMS community.
Following a rigorous audition process, students chosen for these tuition-free ensembles explore their artistry together through regular coachings and performances. The ensembles are coached by NMS faculty members:
- Premier Jazz Ensemble: Jeff Fuller
- Premier String Ensemble: Jody Rowitsch
- Premier Wind Ensemble: Elaine Thoma
- Premier Dance Company: Hanan Hameen
Through their many performances in the community, including virtual concerts and recitals, the students in our Premier Ensembles serve as ambassadors for NMS.
Auditions for Music Ensembles
We are currently accepting auditions for the Jazz, String, and Wind Ensembles. Auditions are due August 15, 2021.
The auditions will be held via Flipgrid. Here’s how to apply:
- Complete this application. Be sure you check all of the ensembles you wish to audition for. You only need to submit one video to audition for multiple ensembles.
- Submit your audition here on Flipgrid by August 15. At the bottom of the white rectangle on the Flipgrid page, enter the guest password: NMSensembles! You may record directly to Flipgrid, or upload a video (.MOV, .MP4, .WEBM supported).
Here are the audition guidelines:
- Please dress appropriately for an audition.
- The video time limit is five minutes. You do not need to fill the entire time.
- Tell us your name, how much ensemble experience you have had, and a fun fact about yourself.
- Play two scales: one major, one minor.
- Play a piece/excerpt that best represents your playing level.
Auditions for Premier Dance Company
Auditions will be held in person on September 11, 2021. To apply, complete the PDC application.
Applications are due September 5, 2021.
The Premier Ensembles are available to perform at your event.
Please contact us if you are interested in booking one of our Premier Ensembles.