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Chamber Music Program

Announcing the NEW KSYO

Chamber Music Program

New KSYO Program available for students in the 7th grade and up!

Directed by Dr. Wesley Baldwin

Who:

Open by audition to all members in one of the orchestras of the KSYO who are entering the seventh grade or above.

What:

Students will have an opportunity to participate in a small ensemble with their peers, learn about and develop skills in rehearsing chamber music, receive regular coaching, and have performance opportunities organized by the KSYO.

When:

Ensembles will rehearse weekly before their KSYO rehearsals.  Advanced ensembles additionally commit to weekly rehearsals on their own. Additional rehearsals to prepare for Holiday Concerts and the Spring Recital may be added at the Chamber Music Program Director's request.  

Where:

Chamber Music rehearsals will be held at a school or church location near West Valley Middle School. Holiday Concerts and the Spring Recital will be presented in local church venues.

How to audition:

Students must submit an application and a video audition. Applications and video audition links must be submitted by 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 9, 2018.

Requirements for video audition:

Please submit two contrasting selections, each of at least two minutes, showing the applicant's current level.  The audition video should be at least five minutes long in total.  Students will be selected and placed in small ensembles based on these video auditions.  Video auditions must be posted either publicly or privately to YouTube.  Please have links to your video auditions ready when completing the application as you will be asked for this information on the form!

Cost:

A fee of $150.00 for the 2018-2019 season applies for students who audition and are accepted to the KSYO Chamber Music Program.

Questions? Contact the Director of Education & Community Partnerships.

Schedule:

September 9, 2018, 5pm - Deadline for Chamber Music Application and Video Audition Submission

September 17, 2018 - Informational Meeting

September 24, 2018 - Rehearsal Technique Workshop

October 1, 2018 - Rehearsals

October 8, 2018 - No rehearsals (Fall Break)

October 15, 2018 - Rehearsals

October 22, 2018 - Rehearsals

October 29, 2018 - Rehearsals

November 5, 2018 - Rehearsals

November 12, 2018 - No rehearsals (KSYO Fall Concert)

November 19, 2018 - Rehearsal Technique Workshop

November 26, 2018 - Rehearsals

December 3, 2018 - Rehearsals

December 10, 2018 - TBD rehearsals

December TBD, 2018 - Holiday Concert

December TBD, 2018 - Holiday Concert

December 17, 2018 - No rehearsals (Holiday Break)

December 24, 2018 - No rehearsals (Holiday Break)

December 31, 2018 - No rehearsals (Holiday Break)

January 7, 2019 - TBD Rehearsal Technique Workshop

January 14, 2019 - Rehearsals

January 21, 2019 - Rehearsals

January 28, 2019 - Rehearsals

February 4, 2019 - Rehearsals

February 11, 2019 - No rehearsals (KSYO Concerto Concert)

February 18, 2019 - Rehearsals

February 25, 2019 - Rehearsals

March 4, 2019 - Rehearsals

March 11, 2019 - Rehearsals

March 18, 2019 - No rehearsals (Spring Break)

March 25, 2019 - Rehearsals

April 1, 2019 - Rehearsals

April 8, 2019 - Rehearsals

April 15, 2019 - Rehearsals

April 22, 2019 - Rehearsals

April 29, 2019 - Rehearsals

May 6, 2019 - No rehearsals (KSYO Spring Concert)

May 13, 2019 - TBD rehearsals

May TBD, 2019 - Spring Recital