GWU/Cleveland County Orchestra Seeks Musicians

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Ensemble Preparing Music for Variety of Community Performances

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—If you’re an experienced musician with an interest in performing both classic and new compositions at a variety of University and community events, the Gardner-Webb University/Cleveland County Orchestra wants to connect with you.

The orchestra is seeking musicians with talent on a variety of instruments to join the ensemble for regular rehearsals and performances throughout the year. String and percussion specialists are especially needed, but all interested musicians are invited to inquire about opportunities.

The full orchestra practices on Mondays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Gardner Hall on GWU’s main campus. Instrument sections rehearse on Thursday nights on a rotating schedule, so that no individual group meets every week.

Upcoming musical selections for orchestra performances in October and December include Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5,” Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Festive Overture,” popular themes from “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Star Wars,” and the world premiere of a composition by GWU Department of Music alumnus Tyler Scruggs.

Interested musicians may contact Dr. Patricia Sparti, professor of music and orchestra director at GWU, at 704-466-4710 or For more information about the University’s music department, visit

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).