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DeVos Showcase

Each year, the Hope College Department of Music presents a gala concert of student ensemble and solo performances at the DeVos Hall in Grand Rapids. This normally occurs on a Monday evening in March or early April, and is open to the public.All large performing ensembles in the department participate in this showcase performance. Soloists and small ensembles are selected by competitive audition in late January. Normally the dress rehearsal for DeVos Showcase is held the previous evening, usually a Sunday, on campus at the Dow Center. The college provides transportation and food for students on the afternoon and evening of the performance.

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  • 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 the last Monday of January in the evening, and will be held in Wichers Auditorium.
  • Memorization is required for soloists at the audition and concert.
  • Soloists and chamber ensembles chosen for the Showcase MUST attend both dress rehearsals
    (Dow Center and DeVos Hall). 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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