December 30th, 2013

Peter and the Wolf

MESA ARTS CENTER February 24th & 25th Description: Two shows on February 24th, 9:30 and 10:40 Three shows on February 25th, 9:30, 10:40 and 11:50 The concerts are free to schools and home schooled students.

August 14th, 2013

2013-2014 Season Audition Announcement: Cello: 1 Position

Auditions for Cello
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Historic Irving School 155 N. Center Street Mesa, AZ 85201

Announcing the following vacancy for the 2012-2013 season:
Cello: 1 position (download excerpts) DOWNLOAD AUDITION FORM The Cello audition will begin at 10:30 AM
Applications must be received by 5:00 PM, September 19, 2013. Excerpts can be downloaded from the SSW web site:, or, if specifically requested, excerpts can be mailed to the candidate’s home or office.

A non-refundable audition fee of $20.00 is required from each participant. Make checks payable to Symphony of the Southwest. Please include with your check the application form and a brief resume.

The SSW conducts auditions in the following manner: Candidates are required to sign in at the audition site one half hour prior to when the audition is to begin. The audition steward will be there to sign in all the candidates. Fifteen minutes before the audition starts, the audition committee will give the candidates the first round of excerpts to be played. The candidates will draw numbers from a hat or basket to determine the order in which each candidate will appear before the audition committee. Warm up is allowed in the reception area where the candidates sign in or in the private practice rooms available. Those closest to playing their respective auditions will be given precedence in the use of the private rooms.
At the appropriate moment, each candidate will be escorted by the audition steward from the warm up area to the audition room. Soft soled shoes must be worn by all candidates. Instruments must be tuned before entering the audition room. All candidates will play behind a screen. The candidates will play only the excerpts selected by the audition committee and in the given order. Only Mr. Kellogg, the music director, and the audition steward are allowed to talk in the audition room. If the candidate is not certain about any part of the process, he or she must speak to the audition steward out side the audition area.
It is possible that more than one round is necessary to declare a winner. Therefore all candidates must wait to be dismissed from the audition site by the audition steward. Sight reading may be used to break a tie.
Winning candidates will be announced immediately following the audition. Candidates will have checked the SSW website in advance of the audition for concert dates and will know whether or not they can commit to at least three of the four concert programs to be presented by the SSW during the 2013-2014 season.
For any questions and concerns please call Cathy Worcester at 480-204-2108 or the office at 480-827-2143.

March 20th, 2013

YSSW 2013-2014 Auditions

Title: YSSW 2013-2014 Auditions
Location: Mesa Violin Studios 213 N. Morris Mesa, AZ 85201
Link out: Click here
Description: August 5, 6, 7, 2013 6:00-9:00pm Download the information brochure.

November 13th, 2012

Seventh Annual Holiday Boutique

Seventh Annual Holiday Boutique New this year – 2 great locations! Arts and Crafts, Jewelry, Baked Goods, Symphony Flea Market, Christmas Decor and More! Live music both days! Saturday, Nov 17th 10am-4pm 304 E. Tuckey Ln Phoenix AZ 85012 Saturday, Nov 24th 10am – 4pm Mesa Violin Studios 213 N. Morris, Mesa 85201

Check out pics from some of our past events.

SSW ViolinsSSW StringsSymphony of the SouthwestIkeda Theater, Mesa Arts CenterNight Time Outside Ikeda TheaterMesa Arts Center By Day
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