Audition for the EYO

The Etowah Youth Orchestras Announces a Second Round of Auditions for the 2018-2019 Season!

GADSDEN, AL, June 6, 2018 – – The Etowah Youth Orchestras has announced that a second round of auditions will be held later this month to fill open spots in the EYO ensembles for the 2018-2019 season.  Students who were unable to attend the May auditions and still wish to complete an audition for the program for next season may audition during this time. The EYO will be holding auditions for open positions in the Etowah Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Etowah Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Etowah String Sinfonia.

All auditions will be held at the Music Center at Temple Beth Israel, located at 761 Chestnut Street in downtown Gadsden on Thursday, June 28th.

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

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

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

A second round of 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 8th and Chestnut Streets) on Thursday, June 28.  The EYO will be auditioning for open seats in the Etowah Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Etowah Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Etowah String Sinfonia.

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

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

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 Thursday, June 28, 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 this date, please contact the EYO offices at mikegagliardo@culturalarts.org.

AUDITION RESULTS

Audition results will be posted on the EYO website by Friday, June 29.  In addition, students will receive a notification of audition results via email at the email address provided on the audition registration online form. 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 JUNE

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 $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!!!

 

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

Congratulations to our new, promoted, and returning members – we’re looking forward to a great year!

ETOWAH YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

ETOWAH YOUTH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA