Audition for the EYO

The EYO is pleased to announce the results of our seating auditions for the Etowah Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Etowah Youth Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2018-2019 season!

ETOWAH YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

ETOWAH YOUTH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

 

 

Openings for EYO Ensembles for the 2018-2019 Season

The EYO is seeking to fill openings in each of its after-school ensembles.  Specifically, the EYO will hear auditions for the following instruments for each ensemble:

Etowah Youth Symphony Orchestra – viola, string bass, French horn, percussion and piano

Etowah Youth Philharmonic Orchestra – violin, viola, cello, string bass, oboe, bass clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet and percussion

Etowah String Philharmonic – violin, viola, cello and string bass

Specific information about the audition requirements for each ensemble, along with the prepared audition excerpts, complete audition information, and the audition registration form, can be found below.

ETOWAH YOUTH ORCHESTRAS 2018 AUDITION INFORMATION

ENSEMBLE INFORMATION

All ensembles rehearse at The Music Center at Temple Beth Israel, 761 Chestnut Street, Gadsden.

Etowah Youth Symphony Orchestra

Michael R. Gagliardo, conductor

Rehearsal time – Mondays, 6:30-9 PM

2018-2019 repertoire includes music by Lecuona, Shostakovich, Stella Sung and Dvorak; selections from “Les Miserables;” and World Premiere Performances of works by Sammy Sussman and Lawren Brianna Ware

Etowah Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

Michael R. Gagliardo & Deborah Boos, conductors

Rehearsal time – Sundays, 2-4 PM

2018-2019 repertoire includes music by Tchaikovsky and Gliere

Etowah String Sinfonia

Bryce Anderson, conductor

Rehearsal time – Thursdays, 4-5:30 PM

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS   

Etowah Youth Symphony Orchestra – STRINGS

Etowah Youth Philharmonic Orchestra – STRINGS

Etowah Youth Symphony Orchestra & Etowah Youth Philharmonic Orchestra – WOODWINDS, BRASS, PERCUSSION

 Etowah String Sinfonia

 AUDITION PROCEDURES

  1. Please complete the audition registration form online at www.culturalarts.org/eyo. If you would like a printed copy of the audition registration form, please contact the EYO offices at mikegagliardo@culturalarts.org.
  2. If you have any questions about which ensemble to audition for, please contact the EYO offices at mikegagliardo@culturalarts.org. Please note, based on the audition, that a student will not be placed in a more advanced ensemble than he or she originally auditions for, but may be placed in a less advanced ensemble.
  3. Audition excerpts for all ensembles can be found at www.culturalarts.org/eyo.
  4. Auditions will be held in July for any open positions on a first-come, first-served basis. Audition times will be assigned based on the requested times indicated on the audition registration form, and will be emailed to the provided email address.

AUDITION ELIGIBILITY

Auditions are open to all students with at least two years of experience performing on a string, wind, brass, or percussion instrument.

EYO MEMBERSHIP FEES

Annual membership fees for all ensembles of the EYO are $250.  Please note the following extremely important information about EYO membership fees:

  • Financial aid is available, including monthly payment plans, fee reduction, and fee waivers.
  • Students participating in multiple ensembles pay the annual membership fees only once.
  • Annual membership fees are discounted for families with multiple students in the EYO programs.
  • And most importantly – NO STUDENT HAS EVER BEEN DENIED THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAMS OF THE EYO FOR ANY FINANCIAL REASON – EVER!!!