Good Morning, Senior Symphony!
Just a quick check in before we see each other next week!
Reminder, if you would like to help in the leadership of the orchestra, write a letter of interest and send it to me via email by tomorrow, August 17 along with your schedule. (complete information again, just below this note)
As I shared in my note from August 5, music and part assignments for the September 8 & 12 Welcome Concerts are available to you to review, download, and prepare. We have two of our three rehearsals next week before the concerts.
If you have questions, please let me know so I can help you.
Remember, please, you are expected to know the music before we rehearse on Thursday, August 25. We have a very busy fall with much more difficult music still-to-come. Let’s learn what we can right now.
Another reminder…as the Welcome Concert rehearsals occur before all the auditions are completed, I assigned parts for the orchestra using information I have from your spring auditions and last season. I will update future assignments based on your upcoming seating audition for the October 30 Play Your Part concert, November 19 Voyages Concert, and beyond.
Thursday, August 25 4:30-6:00pm
Saturday, August 27 1:00-2:30pm
Wednesday, September 7 7:00-8:30pm
Thursday, September 8 6:30pm Report
7:00-7:30pm Performance for young wind, brass, and percussionists
Monday, September 12 5:20 Report
6:45 Performance for Young MYSO string players
I look forward to seeing you next week during your audition—I can’t wait to hear you!
Senior Symphony Seating Auditions will consist of 5 components, in this order (from the audition email):
- Brief greeting
- Solo. 2-3 minutes. Your choice should demonstrate your best knowledge, abilities, and strengths.
- Excerpts. You will be asked to perform each marked passage. With exception of any cadenza-like excerpts, be prepared to perform with a metronome. If the marking is too fast, prepare the passage at a slower tempo.
- Scales. You will be asked to play at least 2 scales in any key, major or minor. Perform scales as you have been instructed by your private teacher.
- Short conversation about this season and the orchestra.
Thanks for giving this your energy and attention, everyone. I look forward to seeing you later this month!