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Musical Showcase Concert

Each year, the Hope College Department of Music presents a gala concert of student ensemble and solo performances. Originally held in the DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, the concert is now held in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts on the campus of Hope College in February or March. All large performing ensembles in the department participate in this showcase performance. Soloists and small ensembles are selected by competitive audition near the end of Fall Semester.

Devos concert
  • A panel of three outside judges representing instrumental, vocal, and keyboard will adjudicate the annual DeVos Showcase auditions. The instrumental or vocal judge will be a conductor, rotating every other year.
  • Judges' comments will not be made public. They are intended to assist the construction of the program only.
  • Auditions will be held near the end of the first semester.
  • Memorization is required for soloists at the audition and concert.
  • Soloists and chamber ensembles chosen for the Showcase MUST attend both dress rehearsals. If a student cannot attend these rehearsals, s/he should not
    audition. If a rehearsal is missed, the student will
    not be allowed to perform.
  • Attendance of all members of large ensembles at
    dress rehearsals is expected, but is monitored by
    the ensemble directors.
  • The Director of Jazz Studies will select the jazz chamber ensemble to perform on the Showcase.
    This ensemble functions as a large ensemble for
    the purposes of the Showcase, and therefore does
    not audition.
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