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High Desert Chamber Music sets auditions

BEND, Ore. - High Desert Chamber Music announces auditions for Spotlight Chamber Players will be held on September 20-21, 2013.  This program was developed to provide a high level of chamber music instruction and is offered at no cost to the students selected. 

This program is devoted exclusively to the study and performance of chamber music skills and techniques.  Auditions are open to violin, viola, cello, and bass students in grades 6-12 with three or more years of private study and intermediate to advanced levels of playing. 

The recipients of this $2,500 award will receive weekly chamber group instruction with Isabelle Senger, as well as individual and group instruction with select visiting artists from the HDCM Series.

Attendance at HDCM performances is mandatory and provided complimentary. 

Groups will be given the opportunity to perform at HDCM and SPOTLIGHT SERIES events, as well as taking part in a number of compensated performances in the community.  A one season commitment is required, and placement and type of the ensemble will be determined after the audition process.

To schedule an audition, call 541-306-3988 or email:

High Desert Chamber Music's mission is to bring world class chamber music and musicians to Central Oregon.  Now in its sixth season, HDCM has presented a broad range of chamber groups, ranging from string trios to piano quintets.  In addition to the Series is an Annual Benefit Gala held at the Broken Top Club, which includes a performance, dinner, and silent auction.

HDCM Spotlight Series is a series of events dedicated to raising support for Educational Outreach efforts.  These events are designed to complement the existing HDCM Concert Series.  In keeping with the integrity of our mission to bring world class chamber music and musicians to Central Oregon, past events have included solo recitals and documentary films.

HDCM 2013-2014 title sponsors include KQAK radio, KBNW Radio, Pine Ridge Inn, North Rim, and the Norma DuBois & Julie Moe Team at Cascade Sotheby's International Realty.

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