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
Open by audition to all members in one of the orchestras of the KSYO who are entering the seventh grade or above.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 2, 2018 (Sunday) - 2:00 PM Holiday Concert - Ebenezer United Methodist Church
December 3, 2018 - No Rehearsals (Holiday Break)
December 17, 2018 - No rehearsals (Holiday Break)
December 24, 2018 - No rehearsals (Holiday Break)
December 31, 2018 - No rehearsals (Holiday Break)
January 7, 2019 - 5:00 - 6:00 PM Defining Rhythm Workshop (all students should attend)
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 - Performance Class
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 - Performance Class
April 22, 2019 - Rehearsals
April 28, 2019 (Sunday)- 7:30 PM Spring Recital, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Adults $5.00, Students Pre-K through 12th grade Fee