Allowing members of the ensemble to post brief personal introductions at the beginning of a rehearsal season fulfills several functions: (a) ensemble members get to talk about themselves; (b) other members can read something about their colleagues; (c) ensemble members have to go to the ensemble web site, i.e., learn how to access and use the site; (d) the director gets a list of email addresses without having to pass around a piece of paper; and (e) this sort of exercise can become the basis of a brief in-rehearsal "scavenger hunt," either among the whole ensemble or among individual sections, whereby members are given short snippets of information about each person from the bulletin board and asked to find that person and have a brief introductory conversation.

        Personal Introductions
        Getting to Know You Scavenger Hunt