Audition for the EYO

ETOWAH YOUTH ORCHESTRAS 2018 AUDITION INFORMATION

Auditions for the 2018-2019 season of the Etowah Youth Orchestras will be held at The Music Center at Temple Beth Israel in downtown Gadsden (761 Chestnut Street, corner of 8thand Chestnut Streets) on Saturday, May 19, and on Tuesday-Thursday, May 22-24.  The EYO will be auditioning for open seats in the Etowah Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Etowah Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Etowah String Sinfonia. The EYO will also be auditioning for placement in the Double Reed Program.

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 Vivaldi, 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

Dr. Darryl E. Harris, Sr., conductor

Rehearsal time – Sundays, 2-4 PM

2018-2019 repertoire includes music by Tchaikovsky, Verdi and Handel

Etowah String Sinfonia

Conductor TBA

Rehearsal time – Thursdays, 4-5:30 PM

THE EYO DOUBLE REED PROGRAM

For the 2018-2019 concert season, the EYO will accept six saxophone students by audition into the EYO Double Reed Program. Accepted students will be provided with an EYO oboe or bassoon for their use in the Program. Students will also be provided with weekly private lessons on the instrument through the Gadsden Community School for the Arts. Upon the recommendation of the private instructor, students in the Double Reed Program will be moved into an oboe or bassoon spot in one of the EYO’s full orchestras as space and ability allow.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS   

Etowah Youth Symphony Orchestra – STRINGS

Etowah Youth Philharmonic Orchestra – STRINGS

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

EYO Double Reed Program – SAXOPHONES

 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 Saturday, May 19, and Tuesday-Thursday, May 22-24, at The Music Center at Temple Beth Israel (761 Chestnut Street, Gadsden).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.
  5. If you are unable to attend the auditions on these dates, please contact the EYO offices at mikegagliardo@culturalarts.org.

AUDITION RESULTS

Audition results will be posted on the EYO website by Friday, June 1.  In addition, students will receive a notification of audition results via email at the email address provided on the audition registration online form by Friday, June 1. This email will include information regarding ensemble assignments, calendar dates, and seating auditions.

These auditions will serve to assign each student to a specific ensemble.  No seating assignments will be determined based on these auditions.  Seating auditions will occur in August, and information regarding seating auditions will be sent to students by July 1.

WHO NEEDS TO AUDITION IN MAY

All students who are NEW to the EYO

Any current member an EYO ensemble who wishes to audition for promotion into a different ensemble

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 $300.  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!!!