From Bruce Polay:
First, congratulations on coming to Knox or welcome back! For first-year folks, you will find this to be an outstanding campus that allows you much individualized opportunity in both your academic interests and what we call “co-curricular” activities.
RE the Knox-Galesburg Symphony, please contact me so that we can set up an audition. We have openings in violin, viola, cello, bass, and percussion. As for repertoire, it would be great if you could play some short excerpts from a couple of different styles, classical and romantic are the best representatives. Please don’t worry about playing a concerto unless you are planning to excerpt from one that you have already learned.
RE the Knox College String Ensemble, it is open to all string playing students without audition. Directed by Carolyn Suda, principal cello of the KGS. Unfortunately, SE will not be available until winter term. You may contact Carolyn Suda at CAROLYNS@monmouthcollege.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
I look forward to meeting you and, of course, to hearing you play. You might also consider private violin or viola instruction with my wife Louise who is the concertmaster of the KGS, or cello from Mrs. Suda.