Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble Holding Auditions for Handbell Musicians

08/01/2022

Handbell Musicians

Location: Milwaukee WI

Type: Musicians

Auditions are available for adults and will consist of a personal interview, an individual ringing audition and a group audition. Handbell musicians will prepare, in advance, two pieces of handbell music (one will be emailed and the other you need to obtain).

For more than 15 seasons, Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble has provided training and experience in the art of handbell ringing through our concerts and workshops to families. Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble rehearses at St. John’s Lutheran Church and performs on a variety of handbell instruments including 6 octaves of Schulmerich handbells and Mallmark handchimes. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings with other rehearsals scheduled as needed. The repertoire covers a wide range of musical styles and genres, including unpublished works.

Over the past 19 years, the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble (MHE) has gained wide popularity in our community and beyond. MHE is an auditioned community handbell ensemble under the direction of Kaethe Grabenhofer with fourteen ringers who play 73 handbells and 73 hand chimes.

Within these 19 years, MHE has become known for amazing memorized performances, for premiering new arrangements of popular music, as well as being the recording choir for AGEHR Publishing. They have been guest performers with the Midwest Vocal Express, Bel Canto Chorus, Present Music and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. In fact, MHE has performed five times with MSO under conductors: Doc Severinsen, Stuart Chafetz, Jeff Tyzik, and Andreas Delfs.
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Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Milwaukee WI
Please submit to: kgrabenhofer@gmail.com by 2022-08-20
Auditions include, interview, sight-reading, 2 given prepared pieces, ringing in an ensemble

This casting notice was posted by: Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble



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